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Alice Helleu, from An Out Of Doors Study by John Singer Sargent, 1889. Brooklyn Museum.

Taken from ‘What’s On at The National Portrait Gallery’ (March-May 2015). Picked from a bin.

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If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Carolus-Duran, painter and teacher, by John Singer Sargent, 1879. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, USA.

Taken from ‘What’s On at The National Portrait Gallery’ (March-May 2015). Picked from a bin.

If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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16. Men’s Stuff Patchwork – Pretty Frocks

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“They’re not women’s clothes. They’re my clothes. I bought them.” Eddie Izzard.

Tony Curtis as Josephine in Some Like It Hot (1959). Pictured below with Daphne (Jack Lemmon). Directed by Billy Wilder, cinematography by Charles Lang.

This is the final square of a patchwork of so-called men’s stuff. It is made from discarded books, magazines, postcards and junk mail. There are sixteen squares in total. You can see the whole piece here.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 799. It can be found in my shop.

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Shapurji Saklatvala, parliamentary candidate for Battersea North in 1922.

Taken from an article by David Rosenberg in Time Out (No.2320, March 17th-23rd, 2015) about a mural entitled Battersea In Perspective. The mural, which is on Dagnall Street, was painted in 1988 by Brian Barnes. Photograph by Rob Greig.

The Time Out was found on a train.

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If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Gavrilo Princip (1914), who triggered the First World War, maybe. Imperial War Museum Q91840. Photographer unknown.

Taken from a 2014 NPG leaflet for The Great War In Portraits, picked from a bin.

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If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Charlotte Despard. Aristocratic widow, suffragist, novelist, Sinn Fein activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection advocate.

Taken from an article by David Rosenberg in Time Out (No.2320, March 17th-23rd, 2015) about a mural entitled Battersea In Perspective. The mural, which is on Dagnall Street, was painted in 1988 by Brian Barnes. Photograph by Rob Greig.

The Time Out was found on a train.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far.

If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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This face came from a book I have been using for another piece of work. The page had already been cut and it seemed a shame not to use the face. Paper Play by Michael Grater, published by Mills and Boon, London, 1972. Photograph by John Hunnex.

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If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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