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Harper’s Bazaar

This is Florence

‘The fourth annual edition of Bazaar Art – features six exclusive covers created by leading contemporary female artists from around the world. Etel Adnan, Rachel Feinstein, Sarah Morris, Cornelia Parker, Celia Paul and Taryn Simon have all created cover artworks.

A specially commissioned portrait of Florence Welch by Helen Downie, better known as Unskilled Worker, also features as a limited-edition cover of the November issue.
All seven cover artworks, alongside another eight original pieces by internationally renowned women artists, will be auctioned online on Paddle8 in aid of Women for Women International’s work with women survivors of war.

The artists featured are: Etel Adnan, Katherine Bernhardt, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Virginia Chihota, Rachel Feinstein, Anna Gaskell, Chantal Joffe, Sarah Morris, Cornelia Parker, Celia Paul, Taryn Simon, Caragh Thuring, Unskilled Worker, Julie Verhoeven, Rebecca Ward and Carrie Mae Weems.’

Bazaar’s annual art issue is a celebration of creativity in all its forms, from the beautiful couture designs coming out of the world’s leading ateliers to this season’s must-visit exhibitions and fairs.

BoF 500

I’m so happy and honoured (excited and a bit overwhelmed) to be included in the #BoF500.

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Vogue US

A commission by US Vogue for an article exploring the rise of fashion illustration in the age of Instagram.

Vanity Fair

Featured in a September 2016 Vanity Fair article ‘ the young creatives shaping London’s cultural landscape.

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The Times

So thrilled to be included in ‘Six of the best: Fashion illustrations, chosen by Times Fashion Director Anna Murphy.’

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Vogue Korea

Commissioned by Vogue Korea to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Vogue | 100th anniversary edition

This was commissioned by Vogue to feature in the centenary issue celebrating 100 years of British Vogue,

Shape Arts’ 40th anniversary

Thrilled to be asked to donate artwork for auction in recognition of Shape Arts’ 40th anniversary.

Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation that was founded on the principle that all disabled people should have the opportunity to participate fully in arts and culture, and work with the vision of creating an inspiring and inclusive arts sector that is accessible to all.

To be auctioned are 25 works donated by artists in recognition of Shape Arts’ 40th anniversary this year and the continued importance of the organisation’s work in pushing for a more inclusive and accessible arts sector for disabled people.

Artworks have been donated by Bedwyr Williams, Ben Cain, Bernar Venet, Candida Höfer, Christian Furr, Dora García, Doug Fishbone, Erwin Wurm, Franko B, Grayson Perry, Greg Bartley, Guy Yanai, Hans Op de Beeck, Hito Steyerl, Hormazd Narielwalla, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jeremy Deller, Julie Umerle, kennardphillipps, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rivane Neuenschwander, Sophie Ryder, Stuart Semple, Tacita Dean and Unskilled Worker

W Magazine

‘Talking with Gucci’s Favorite Female Artist: How Helen Downie became an Instagram sensation and Alessandro Michele’s favorite’

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Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai

I was overwhelmed to be invited by Gucci to produce a series of portraits inspired by the work of Alessandro Michele. This collection was the subject of an exhibition at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, alongside the work of Rachel Feinstein, Jenny Holzer, Glen Luchford, Nigel Shafran and others

The Business of Fashion

BOF/ 2015 Cover of the BoF 500 ‘Reinvention’ Special Print Edition

New York Times

This was from an interview I did with the New York Times

Nick Knight and SHOWstudio

So excited to receive a call from the wonderful Nick Knight whose beautiful work I have long admired. I have since worked with Nick and his lovely SHOWstudio team on a number of projects.  It is always a pleasure…

i-D’s top 10 instagrammers of 2014

At first we didn’t know who Unskilled Worker was but upon some research we found out she is Helen Downie who is a self taught artist. She does the most gorgeous paintings. Her portraiture is often naive in execution but has a depth and engaging sense to it.

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