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 and Paris Photo. In June 2019, the gallery held a solo exhibition: Anne Bean: How Things Used to Be Now.
• Read the interview with Anne Bean in Fräulein magazine.
• Watch the Elles x Paris Photo interview with Anne Bean on YouTube.
Drawings & works on paper Film & video Photography
Stills from video which was originally edited in various ways to different lengths, the full version being 15'32". This version is 7'24".
7 x 13.2 inches (17.5 x 33 cm)
Collage of two silver-gelatin prints with paint dust.
25.79 x 36.22 inches (65.5 x 92 cm)
Collage of cut-up black and white photographic prints
15.75 x 11.61 inches (40 x 29.5 cm)
Blood and pencil on paper
22.5 x 25 inches
Collage with vintage colour photographs
Words: Susan Sontag
9.06 x 12.01 inches (23 x 30.5 cm)
Watercolour and ink on paper
12.25 x 10 inches
Unique worked colour photographic print
12.99 x 10.63 inches (33 x 27 cm)
Mixed media collage
18 x 23.25 inches
Left side of diptych.
Collage with black and white vintage photographs.
9.06 x 7.09 inches (23 x 18 cm)
Set of four photo-booth prints with ink
10.83 x 7.09 inches (27.5 x 18 cm)
Silver gelatin print
One from a set of five performance photographs
16 x 20 inches
Mixed media with glass and burnt vintage colour photographs
Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop
Sold – Private collection
10.04 x 8.07 inches (25.5 x 20.5 cm)
Black inks on paper
18 x 23.25 inches
Right side of diptych.
Collage with colour vintage photographs.
11.75 x 16.5 inches
Black and white vintage photograph with white paint