100% Lambswool blanket
155 x 130 cm
Edition of 150
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About the artwork
John Booth presents his first–ever artists’ blanket of 100% superfine lambswool in a jacquard knit technique, exclusively for House of Voltaire. Jacquard, a double-sided knitting style, has been used to achieve design–rich finish. The front face of the blanket showcases the artist’s design, while a birdseye pattern, driven by the knitting style, is achieved on the underside. The blanket has a noticeably soft handle and luxurious heavyweight feel.
As the item is hand loomed, please allow three weeks for delivery.
About the artist
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.
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.