Andrew Logan

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Andrew Logan
Andrew Logan , born 1945 is a sculptor and performance artist.

He was born at Witney, Oxfordshire and studied architecture at the Oxford School of Architecture, graduating in 1970. In 1972 he founded the Alternative Miss World. he became a key figure in London's cultural and fashion life. He notably influenced film-maker Derek Jarman, whose early film-making work documented the social scene around Andrew Logan and his studios at Butler's Wharf, London. His studios were also where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood staged the notorious "Valentine's Ball" in 1976, at which the Sex Pistols first came to media attention.

In 1991 a major retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. The purpose-built Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, at Berriew in the Welsh Marches, now houses much of his sculpture and painting. It is said to be the nation's only museum devoted to a living artist. His work is also in numerous museums and private collections around the world.

Andrew Logan is also a qualified yoga teacher and gave a Presentation of Yoga art show in London.

Among his more impressive commissions are "Cosmic Egg" (American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore), "The Millennium Pegasus" (Dudley), "Wing" (Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, London), "Cosmos Within" (Mumbai) and "Flying Bananas" (Delhi).

In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of design from the University of Wolverhampton.[1]

One of Britain’s principal sculptural artists, he challenges convention, mixes media and plays with our artistic values. Since its beginnings, Logan’s work has depended on the inventive use of whatever was to hand.[2]

References

  1. http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=24888
  2. http://andrewlogan.com/