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John Dugger

John Dugger was born in 1948, in Los Angeles. He studied in Chicago before arriving in Europe in 1967, where he became part of the London avant-garde. He created participatory art events in London, working and exhibiting with artists such as David Medalla, Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica; and designed a pavilion for Documenta 5 at the invitation of Harold Szeeman.

In the 1970s, influenced by his travels in China and Asia and his passion for mountaineering, Dugger's practice shifted away from participation art towards banner making. His banners have been commissioned by the Dalai Lama and the House of Commons and are in many public collections, including Tate, London. In  2007, he exhibited drawings and Expeditionary Mountain Banners at England & Co. Two of his early banner works were exhibited recently at the Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition This Could Happen to You: Ikon in the 1970s, which includes works by John Dugger, was held recently at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

The exhibition at England & Co in 2010: John Dugger: Ergonic Messenger focused on his works and projects from the 1970s and was accompanied by a 36-page illustrated catalogue that includes an essay by Guy Brett.

In June 2012, John Dugger exhibited with England & Co at Pinta: The Latin American Art Fair in London, where his large Chile Vencera! banner - first hung in Trafalgar Square in 1974 - was on display in the main exhibition space. In July 2012, his Sports Banner from 1980 was featured as Tate's 'Work of the Week' to coincide with the opening of London's Olympic Games.

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 Constructions & mixed media   Prints   Sculpture   


Drawings & works on paper



Study for the Gates of Freedom sculpture i - Details


Study for the Gates of Freedom sculpture i 1974

Mixed media on paper
13 x 9 inches

Ref: JD036
Study for Star Weavers - Details


Study for Star Weavers 1975

Mixed media on paper
12 x 9 inches

Ref: JD038
Study for Rains Retreat (16 possible variations) - Details


Study for Rains Retreat (16 possible variations) 1969

Ink on paper
12.5 x 9 inches

Ref: JD052
Sonar Dorje, Paris - Details


Sonar Dorje, Paris

Ink and coloured pencil on paper
5.25 x 8.25 inches

Ref: JD043
Body Conductor - Details


Body Conductor Manila 1968

Ink and pencil on paper
6.75 x 6.75 inches

Ref: JD049
Body Conductor (Blanc, Rouge, Noir, Jaune) - Details


Body Conductor (Blanc, Rouge, Noir, Jaune) Manila 1968

Ink and pencil on paper
6.75 x 6.75 inches

Ref: JD050
Stone Caves - Details


Stone Caves 1972

Mixed media on paper from China Notebook
8 x 5.75 inches

Ref: JD044
In the cotton drying factory - Details


In the cotton drying factory 1972

Mixed media on paper from China Notebook
8 x 6 inches

Ref: JD046
Figure in Doorway, China - Details


Figure in Doorway, China 1972

Mixed media on paper from China Notebook
8 x 5.75 inches

Ref: JD047
Tachai at Sunrise (China) - Details


Tachai at Sunrise (China) 1974

Watercolour on paper
14.75 x 20 inches

View from Mont Bettaforca, Italy - Details


View from Mont Bettaforca, Italy

Mixed media on paper

SOLD

Ref: JD016
Kangra Valley, India - Details


Kangra Valley, India Study in Blue ii 1992

Mixed media on paper
8.5 x 11 inches

Ref: JD021
Kangra Valley, India - Details


Kangra Valley, India Study in Blue iii 1992

Mixed media on paper

SOLD

Ref: JD019