LINK
Pop

Derek Boshier
14 min
UK 1970

Derek Boshier, graduate of the Royal College of Art — along with Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and Peter Phillips — made paintings that would come to be identified with the emergent Pop Art movement in Britain, particularly with the Young Contemporaries exhibition at the RBA Galleries, London in 1961. His film Link, like his paintings, is a personal response to Pop; a circuitous collage of different sounds, objects and places, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt, to the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to the interiors of galleries and museums of modern art.

Derek Boshier
(1937) UK/USA

Derek Boshier first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London in the early 1960s, together with fellow students David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others in the British Pop Art movement. Sunsequently he has worked in many other media: drawing, printmaking, film, books, three dimensional object making, installations, photography, and in graphics, working with music groups such as The Clash and with David Bowie. More recent work has included the installation Journey/Israel project as well as a series of paintings and drawings based on particular themes of Los Angeles, from Freeways to Transsexuals and a commission from the NFL in 2002 generated an exhibition on the theme of Sport. Derek Boshier lives in Los Angeles. http://www.derekboshier.com

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[1-2][4-7] Derek Boshier, Link, 1970 © courtesy of the artist / Independent Cinema Office

[3] Derek Boshier, Link, 1970 © courtesy of the artist / British Artists' Film & Video Study Collection



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