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    HRH Princess Margaret - 20 Years 20 Artworks

    HRH Princess Margaret – 20 Years 20 Artworks is an exhibition that brings together the creative energies of 22 artists from the UK and abroad, reinterpreting Ken Griffiths’ famous photograph of Princess Margaret through their own eyes. The photograph, depicting Princess Margaret with an air of mischievousness as she holds an embroidered pillow that reads It’s not easy being a Princess, was taken in 1985. It remained unpublished until the Princess’ death, on the 9th of February 2002, when it appeared on The Sunday Telegraph’s front cover. A reproduction of the iconic pillow was also included in 2020 in the Netflix drama ‘The Crown’, as a memento of her struggle and once again capturing the viewers’ imagination with its quirky message and self-effacing irony. Through twenty artworks spanning a wide range of media - from sculpture and embroidery to oil paintings and neon - HRH Princess Margaret – 20 Years 20 Artworks marks 20 years since the Princess’ passing. The 20 artistic reinterpretations end up transcending the subject portrayed in Ken’s original photograph, as well as Ken himself and the context, speaking to all people of the difficulty of the roles assigned to us. Margaret becomes a vessel to convey powerful and relatable messages of freedom, wanting, loving, and of longing. The exhibition also includes an important selection of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), unique digital representations of works of art. Some of the artworks included in the exhibition exist only digitally, while others have also been displayed in their physical form. At its core, the exhibition was conceived as an invitation for artists to explore their vision of womanhood, exposure and power, and for visitors to be challenged by them in new and unpredictable ways - as art always does.

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    Zheni Maslarova Warner

    Zheni Maslarova Warner, originally from Bulgaria, moved to the UK in 1975 to study art at the former Norwich School of Art and Design, where she later taught life drawing. She has exhibited extensively across the globe, often alongside artists of the calibre of Max Bill, John Hoyland, Damian Hirst and Anish Kapoor. Her abstract and bold artistic style is characterised is the use of layers of colour and tone, built up to a translucent surface emphasised by the excitement and brilliant use of paint. Her current works incorporate lightboxes, glass neon and illuminated wire in a variety of combinations, resulting in a compelling visual transformation in her paintings the second they are switched on.

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    Johnny Thornton

    Johnny Thornton, born in 1946, would spend his early days browsing photographic books, captivated by the photographs of Brassai, Weegee, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Karsh of Ottawa, and Wynne Bullock. Converting his father shed in the garden of their house into a darkroom. He would become a darkroom assistant and finally become a photography studio assistant, later coming to London from Australia to become one of the top advertising photographers. His photographs won many advertising awards, including the coveted New York Art Directors Club Gold Award, some 24 Awards of Excellence from CA in Los Angeles, D&AD London Silver Awards and many annual inclusions, including Cannes Lion de Bronze, to mention but a few. It was during shooting these advertising images that John craved creative freedom. He was drawn to surrealism and inspired by Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirco, Luis Brunel, Guy Bordain, Bill Silano, Jeanloup Sieff, Art Kane and Duanne Michals he then embarked on producing his distinctive "Surreal Erotic Images" gaining inspiration from all areas, be it visual, the written word or something he had seen, first making drawings before taking the photographs. These images were shown in exhibitions across the world.

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    latest works

    • Ken Griffiths

      Poolhall, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Ken, 1985
      80 x 30 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Mans Bestfriend, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Sherrif and Cowboy, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Texas Lady, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Robbie & Son, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Sirrup and Boot, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Sit N Polish, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Tiny Tim, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Man and Horse, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Riders dirt track, 1985
      10 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Running horse, 1985
      10 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Landscape & dead tree, 1985
      10 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Lasso, 1985
      10 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Robbie & Rodeo, 1985
      10 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Beauty Queen, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Guess Book
      15 x 15 x 2 inch (h x w x d)
    • Ken Griffiths

      Spurs, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Sheriff, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography
    • Ken Griffiths

      Mulkey Theatre, 1985
      20 x 24 x 0.2 inch (h x w x d)
      Analog Photography