Ian Dury With Love: Barney Bubbles back at the V&A
I sourced this incredible large-scale Barney Bubbles-designed poster from a private collection for the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition British Design: 1948-2012.
Chris Breward, co-curator with Ghislaine Wood, credits my 2010 exhibition Process (which focused on Bubbles’ working practices) for having persuaded the V&A to foreground the work of the late graphic designer in the new show.
“Process alerted us to Barney Bubbles’ overlooked standing in the history of British design,” says Breward. “He is a missing link between the 60s and the late 70s and his work is highly compelling, so has good exhibition impact.”
This follows the inclusion of Bubbles pieces also sourced by me for the museum’s recent Postmodernism retrospective.
Read all about Process: The Working Practices Of Barney Bubbles here.
More on Bubbles’ presence at the V&A’s new show over at the Barney Bubbles Blog.
Details of British Design: 1948-2012 here.