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Anne Bean

Anne Bean is a London-based artist who is an active and influential figure in UK live art and performance. Born in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1950, she moved to England in 1969 after an initial art education at the University of Cape Town. She attended Reading University (graduated 1973), and her wide-ranging practice encompasses slide projections, drawing, photography, video and sound, with materials such as fire and pyrotechnics to weather balloons, wind and steam. Since 1970, she has presented solo and collaborative projects throughout Europe, USA, Africa, Mexico and Japan. In 2008, Bean was awarded the Legacy: Thinker in Residence award by Tate Research and the Live Art Development Agency. England & Co have exhibited her images relating to performance works from the 1970s at Photo London, Somerset House, and in June 2019 are holding a solo exhibition: Anne Bean: How Things Used to Be Now.





Photography



Tourist  - Details


Tourist (The Camera makes Everyone a Tourist) c 1985

Collage with vintage colour photographs
Words: Susan Sontag
22.5 x 25 inches

Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Details


Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water c 1978

Left side of diptych.
Collage with black and white vintage photographs.
18 x 23.25 inches

Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Details


Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water c 1978

Right side of diptych.
Collage with colour vintage photographs.
18 x 23.25 inches

Drowned - Details


Drowned 1977

Pair of colour bleached photographs
Each 12.25 x 10 inches

Heat - Details


Heat (Performed for camera 1977) 1974-1983

Mixed media with glass and burnt vintage colour photographs
16 x 20 inches

  Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop

Self-Portrait  - Details


Self-Portrait 1974

Photographic collage using Polaroid prints
From a series of unique collages
11 x 16.5 inches

 

Private collection, France



Elemental - Details


Elemental (Performance image) c 1974

A/P vintage silver bromide print
28 x 19cm

 

Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop



Elemental - Details


Elemental (Performance image) c 1974

A/P vintage silver bromide print.
21.5 x 16.5 cm

 

Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop

Private collection



Element - Details


Element (Fire) 1974

Vintage black and white photograph
From the Elemental series
18 x 12 inches

 

Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop



Self-Portrait - Details


Self-Portrait 1974

Collage with vintage black and white photographs
From a series of unique collages
25.75 x 36.25 inches

Painting Myself Out - Details


Painting Myself Out c 1973

Black and white vintage photograph with white paint
11.75 x 16.5 inches