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Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)

(1967-), Artist

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
A graduate of Goldsmiths College, Taylor-Johnson uses photography, film, video installation and sound to explore human relationships and emotions. Her sources vary from Renaissance and Baroque painting to Hollywood cinema. In films like Noli Me Tangere (1998) and photographs such as Wrecked (1996) she explores boundaries between sacred and profane. Since her 1995 solo show at White Cube, she has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1997 she won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising New Artist at the Venice Biennale and was a Turner Prize nominee in 1998. The Hayward Gallery hosted a major survey of her work in 2002. Films she has directed include Nowhere Boy (2009) and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

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Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood) ('Self-portrait in Single-breasted Suit with Hare'), by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood) - NPG P959

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood) ('Self-portrait in Single-breasted Suit with Hare')

by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)
C-type colour print, 2014, based on a work of 2001
NPG P959

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood), by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87408

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide print, 1997
NPG x87408

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood), by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87681

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 17 June 1997
NPG x87681

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood), by Nicholas Sinclair - NPG x125011

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)

by Nicholas Sinclair
selenium-toned bromide print, 1999
NPG x125011

Jay Jopling; Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood), by Jillian Edelstein - NPG x125407

Jay Jopling; Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)

by Jillian Edelstein
C-type colour print and 4 medium format contact prints, 8 November 2001
NPG x125407

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Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood); Jake Chapman; Dinos Chapman

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2000
NPG x134340

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