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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 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.



Film & video   

Photography



Tourist  - Details


Tourist (The Camera makes Everyone a Tourist) c 1985
22.5 x 25 inches
Collage with vintage colour photographs
Words: Susan Sontag

Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Details


Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water c 1978
18 x 23.25 inches
Left side of diptych.
Collage with black and white vintage photographs.

Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Details


Elementals – Earth, Air, Fire, Water c 1978
18 x 23.25 inches
Right side of diptych.
Collage with colour vintage photographs.

Drowned - Details


Drowned 1977
Each 12.25 x 10 inches
Pair of colour bleached photographs

Heat - Details


Heat (Performed for camera 1977) 1974-1983
16 x 20 inches
Mixed media with glass and burnt vintage colour photographs
Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop

Self-Portrait  - Details


Self-Portrait 1974
11 x 16.5 inches
Photographic collage using Polaroid prints
From a series of unique collages

Private collection, France



Elemental - Details


Elemental (Performance image) c 1974
28 x 19cm
A/P vintage silver bromide print

Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop



Elemental - Details


Elemental (Performance image) c 1974
21.5 x 16.5 cm
A/P vintage silver bromide print.

Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop

Private collection



Element - Details


Element (Fire) 1974
18 x 12 inches
Vintage black and white photograph
From the Elemental series

Anne Bean with photographer Chris Bishop



Self-Portrait - Details


Self-Portrait 1974
25.75 x 36.25 inches
Collage with vintage black and white photographs
From a series of unique collages

Painting Myself Out - Details


Painting Myself Out c 1973
11.75 x 16.5 inches
Black and white vintage photograph with white paint