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Isabella Blow

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Isabella Blow (Isabella Delves Broughton), 2002 © Courtesy of the artists & National Portrait Gallery
Isabella Blow

St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom
September 18th, 2010 - March 13th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
figurative

DESCRIPTION

Fashion journalist, stylist and muse, Isabella Blow (1958-2007) is credited with discovering and promoting the careers of important British designers including Alexander McQueen and the milliner Philip Treacy, whose hats defined her own flamboyant style. Recently acquired by the Gallery, this is a unique portrait by Noble and Webster, in which a spotlight transforms a ball of stuffed animals, including birds, a rat and a snake, into a vivid silhouette of Blow's head.