Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Senior Curator Douglas Dodds discusses the career of the American artist and designer Barbara Nessim from the 1960s to the present day, in a talk which celebrates the display of her work in the V&A’s Twentieth Century gallery.
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.
Barbara Nessim’s highly distinctive illustrations have featured in TIME, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, among many others. Her output ranges from provocative drawings and paintings that represent her feminist views, to advertising campaigns for Levis and Ralph Lauren. She was also one of the first professional illustrators to use a computer as an artistic tool. This talk will provide an overview of her art and design practice, from the 1960s to the present.