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I Was a Teenage Banshee

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I Was a Teenage Banshee

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The illustrations are a combination of ephemera and artwork:- objects documenting her fanaticism of the Banshees, from record covers and photographs to ticket stubs and lyrics; – paraphernalia from books, artists, and cultural figures that relate to the Banshees and that world of 1970s and early 1980s post-punk; – personal effects, from diary pages to unseen photographs; – selected artworks by Sue Webster and Tim Noble, including specific pieces or exhibitions that relate particularly clearly to the Banshees and the scene. I Was a Teenage Banshee is a Kunstlerroman by Sue Webster which combines personal memoir with an illustrated survey of her career as an artist as it relates to the continuing influence of punk music on her life and work. The book documents the Banshees and their place in the music and art scene of the time — positioned alongside visual references to everyone from David Bowie and the Sex Pistols to William Burroughs and Salvadore Dali — and uses the Banshees and punk as an entry point to reflect on the cultural evolution of the last 30 or 40 years. Alongside cultural history, I Was a Teenage Banshee is a frank and personal memoir, in which Webster talks about childhood, the difficulties of growing up, and her road to becoming an artist. More than 300 illustrations combine ephemera with artwork and reveal the connection between influence and art: objects documenting her fanaticism of the Banshees, from record covers and photographs to ticket stubs and lyrics; paraphernalia from books, artists, and cultural figures that relate to the Banshees and that world of 1970s and early 1980s post-punk; personal effects, from diary pages to unseen photographs; and selected artworks by Sue Webster and Tim Noble.

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Dimensions 220 × 285 mm
Author

Sue Webster

Author Bio

Sue Webster's work has been exhibited at many museums and galleries internationally, including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, MoMA's P.S. 1 in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston. Her work with Tim Noble is part of the permanent collections at MoMA, the Guggenheim, and Saatchi. She lives and works in London.

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9780847868209

Book Type

Paperback / softback

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