100% Lambswool blanket
155 x 130 cm
Edition of 70
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About the artwork
A limited edition lambswool blanket by John Booth, exclusively for House of Voltaire. Each blanket is made in Scotland from 100% superfine lambswool using jacquard knit. This double–sided knitting style achieves a design–rich finish; the front of the blanket showcases the artist’s design, while a birdseye pattern, driven by the technique, is achieved on the underside. The blanket has a luxurious, heavyweight feel.
London–based artist, illustrator, ceramicist and textile designer John Booth is known for his graphic works featuring multi–layered collages of textures and colours. Booth draws inspiration from artists including Karel Appel and Betty Woodman as well as from retro children’s playgrounds and postmodern Italian designers.
This edition forms part of The Artist's Bedroom by John Booth for House of Voltaire at Matches Fashion, 5 Carlos Place Mayfair (6–17 November 2018).
For this special project, Booth has created an immersive installation of his dream teenage bedroom. Everything is available to purchase: from the unique hand–painted bed, ceramic side tables, and portrait vases, to the limited edition woollen floor rugs, printed cushion covers and mirrors–you can even buy the embroidered sweatshirt draped over the artists' chair. All sales support Studio Voltaire's innovative gallery and education programmes.
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As the item is hand–loomed, please allow three weeks for delivery.
About the artist
Born in Scotland in 1984 and raised in Cumbria, Booth moved to London in 2004, where he graduated with a BA in fashion print design at Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has since taught as a lecturer both at Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster. Booth has worked for several fashion brands including Zandra Rhodes, John Galliano, Ashish, Christopher Shannon and most recently, Globetrotter and FENDI.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.