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Half a Self-Portrait Face Covering, Vanessa Jackson RA

Featuring Upbeat 1 by Vanessa Jackson RA and available exclusively from the RA Shop, this face covering is an artful way to express yourself in public.

"[For this mask} I focused on the idea of the hidden mouth… the smile, ironically at a slant that cannot be seen… we ‘read’ people by their eyes but the animation of the mouth is often very telling as a facial gesture."
- Vanessa Jackson

We look forward to seeing (half of) you on your next visit to the Royal Academy!

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Dimensions 12 x 32.5cm
Fabric & material Polyester
SKU 12091570

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Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched. 

During this period our Returns Policy will be extended. For any order queries, please Contact Us

Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over

International delivery is based on weight and delivery country, and will be calculated at Checkout

Enjoy free shipping on all UK orders above £50. For orders below £50, shipping is £5.95. International shipping costs will be calculated at checkout.

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Updated 19 May 2020

We are delivering! Enjoy free shipping on orders above £50. £5.95 P&P for orders below £50. International delivery will be calculated at Checkout. The Royal Academy is temporarily closed, Collection is not available at this time.

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Half a Self-Portrait Face Coverings

In collaboration with Ron Arad RA and invited Royal Academicians, we have developed five unique face coverings. Exclusive to the RA Shop, these face coverings are a fresh take on self-portraiture!

Self-portraiture has always been a balance between representing and imagining oneself but in this project the invited artists were only given half a face to respond to. The resulting creations are playful and full of personailty.


Not suitable for children. Suitable for adults only.