Photographer & Film director Sam Taylor-Wood has treated the world both on screen and off screen with her incredibly sophisticated photography and film direction. Sam’s lampshade displays one of her original photographs wrapped around to tell a rather a beautiful story. It’s simple but powerful and has never been seen before!
The original one off Sam Taylor-Wood print design lampshade will be supplied complete with an Alexander Miles floor lamp and the money raised will go to Starlight.
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Sam Taylor-Wood was born in London in 1967 and has had numerous group and solo exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (1997) and The Turner Prize (1998). Solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Zurich (1997), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (1997), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (1999), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2000), Hayward Gallery, London (2002), State Russian Museum, St Petersburg (2004), MCA, Moscow (2004), BALTIC, Gateshead (2006), MCA Sydney (2006), MoCA Cleveland (2008) and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (2008). In 2011 she was made an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Sam Taylor-Wood makes photographs and films that examine, through highly charged scenarios, our shared social and psyschological conditions.
Taylor-Wood’s work examines the split between being and appearance, often placing her human subjects – either singly or in groups – in situations where the line between interior and external sense of self is in conflict. Her languid and silent film portrait of David Beckham, for example, which was shot in a single take, offers a serene alternative to this most intensively photographed celebrity. In Prelude in Air (2005) Taylor-Wood filmed a musician playing a piece of cello music by Bach, but the cello itself has been erased. In her film The Last Century (2005), what appears to be a static image of a group of people slowly reveals itself to be a real, filmed take, timed to the length of a burning cigarette: the film is entirely static apart from the involuntary blinking, twitching and barely-visible breathing of four motionless actors, all arranged around a central figure as if in a group portrait painted by Rembrandt or Caravaggio. Taylor-Wood’s first feature-length film, Nowhere Boy (2009), a look at the teenage years of John Lennon, premiered at the London Film Festival in October 2009.
Photo credits: Rex Features/Richard Young