Peter Anton
Charles Arnoldi
Francis Bacon
John Baldessari
Charles Bell
Peter Blake
Derek Boshier
Kevin Bourgeois
Patrick Boussignac
Otto Bruch
Peter Buchman
Daniel Buren
GuangBin Cai
Cake & Neave (The Little Artists)
Alexander Calder
Enrique Chagoya
Eric Chan
Wenling Chen
Jim Christensen
Ronnie Cutrone
Davis & Davis
Andy Diaz Hope
Steven Dryden
Marlene Dumas
Sofia Echeverri
Linda Frost
Stephen Giannetti
David Gremard Romero
Fernando Guevara
Keith Haring
Gottfried Helnwein
Damien Hirst
David Hockney
Paul Jenkins
Brian Jones
Wonkun Jun
Anish Kapoor
Adam Katseff
Jeff Kellar
Alexander Lee
Tamara de Lempicka
Chris Levine
Roy Lichtenstein
Tim Liddy
Kareem Lotfy
Charles Lutz
David Mach
Gabriel Mendoza
Norman Mooney
Malcolm Morley
Sarah Morris
Pard Morrison
Takashi Murakami
David Nadel
James Nares
Jimmy Ong
Richard Pettibone
Joey Piziali
Patrick Procktor
Sohan Qadri
Robert Rauschenberg
James Rosenquist
Thomas Ruff
Ed Ruscha
Ivan Sagito
Koeboe Sarawan
Francesco Scavullo
Richard Serra
Charles Sherman
Thad Simerly
Natthawut Singthong
Hunt Slonem
Justine Smith
Al Souza
Frank Stella
Renee Stout
Tim Sullivan
Sunday B Morning
MangZi Tian
Ignacio Uriarte
Andy Warhol
John Waters
Dong Wei
John Westmark
Kehinde Wiley
Donald Roller Wilson
Richard Winkler
Shaoxiang Wu
Russell Young

Derek Boshier

b. 1937 Portsmouth, UK
1957 Yeovil School of Art
1962 Royal College of Art, London, UK
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

Derek Boshier was central to the development of Pop Art in Britain in the 1960s, together with fellow artists at the Royal College of Art (RCA) such as Peter Blake, R.B. Kitaj, David Hockney, Peter Philips, Allen Jones and Pauline Boty. Unlike many RCA Pop artists who looked to American popular culture as a positive source for a new form of art, Boshier was concerned with the socio-political issues of globalisation, American imperialism and mass media. He interrogated the language of advertising and the media; examining the way in which these forms of communication created desire and influenced the public. Throughout his highly relevant practice, Boshier has continued to explore and critique the language and media of popular culture.

Boshier works in a variety of different media including film, photography, drawing, installation, printmaking and sculpture: while continually exploring topical issues and cultural iconography. The artist famously created album cover artwork for The Clash and David Bowie.

In his Magazine series, Boshier created works that either involved the invention or reconfiguration of magazine covers. By painting, transforming and creating news imagery, the artist draws attention to the fact that the mass media itself is not objective fact, but a creative construction, weighted with cliché and rhetoric. Lee Harvey Oswald, a blown up cover of LIFE magazine (21 Feburuary issue, 1964) and Media News Daily, are two large-scale acrylic works on paper, that examine the pervasiveness and manipulation of news and mass media. There are only four works in the Magazine series, making Lee Harvey Oswald and Media News Daily rare and iconic examples of Boshier’s expansive and original practice.

Boshier's works are in public collections of renowned art institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, British Council, London, Tate Gallery, London and Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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