by Derek Boshier
These etchings feature six characters: the celebrity, the fashion model, the corporate executive, a transsexual, a terrorist and the depressed urbanist. All are inspired by media coverage of specific events.
|Dimensions||38 x 28.5cm|
|Fabric & material||Etching|
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In this suite of six etchings, Boshier features six characters: the celebrity, the fashion model, the corporate executive, a transsexual, a terrorist and the depressed urbanist. Most of these characters were directly inspired by media news coverage of specific events. Boshier has been drawing on media coverage as a source of inspiration since the early 1960s when he was part of the British Pop Art movement. The series was commissioned by Eileen Cooper RA, who was our head of the Print Department at the Royal Academy Schools at the time. The commission was part of a project to bring established artists into the School to make prints for their collection.
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About Derek Boshier
Derek Boshier studied at the Royal College of Art in the early 1960s, alongside fellow students David Hockney, Allen Jones and others in the British Pop Art movement.
Boshier's work ranges across drawing, printmaking, film, books, three dimensional objects, installations and photography with his graphic creations produced in collaboration with musicians such as The Clash and David Bowie... Go to artist page