Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life

Star Girl Banded with Blue Wave, Barbara Nessim, 1966. Image courtesy of the artist

Star Girl Banded with Blue Wave, Barbara Nessim, 1966. Image courtesy of the artist

 

The display Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life, February 2013 – May 2013, provided an overview of the career of the American artist and designer Barbara Nessim, from the 1960s to the present day. In addition to producing a wide range of highly distinctive artworks, Nessim has also worked as an illustrator and fashion designer, creating everything from shoes and textiles to commercial graphics. She has produced cover illustrations for Time, Rolling Stone and the New York Times magazine, plus adverts for Levis and Ralph Lauren. The display included sketchbooks, prints, drawings, photographs, computer graphics, ceramics, artist’s books and other printed publications.

Video: Barbara Nessim - An Artful Life

In this video Barbara Nessim discusses the many themes addressed by her work, ranging from gender-roles to the creative energy of the city she calls home. Nessim also considers the development of computer art, and explains how she came to be a pioneer of the medium.

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Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life

Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life

Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life, edited by the art writer and critic David Galloway, and published by Abrams in February 2013. The book explores her ve…

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Event - The BIBA Years: 1963-1975. (Non-members)

Fri 05 September 2014 19:00

EVENING TALK: Spearheaded by British fashion icon Barbara Hulanicki OBE, London-based store Biba revolutionised the British retail landscape as the first retailer to bring affordable fashion to the young consumers of the 1960s and 1970s.

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