Check out a selection of images from a new monograph documenting the work of installation, sound and performance artist Anne Bean
Anne Bean: Self Etc details the work of performance artist Anne Bean. Active since the 1960s, Bean was a founding member of the cult pop band Moody And The Menstruators. A group of five students in the Fine Art department at Reading University, they set out to subvert tropes of gender and sexuality. They first performed on a bill alongside Roxy Music. Bean has also worked with The Kipper Kids, Paul McCarthy, Steven Berkoff, Evan Parker, Brian Catling, Carlyle Reedy, Rose English, David Toop, Lol Coxhill, Jacky Lansley and Maggie Nicols, among others.
Co-published by the Live Art Development Agency, Anne Bean: Self Etc features extensive visual documentation of Bean’s performances, critical essays on her work and a series of new visual essays by the artist herself.
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