Andrew Logan is an English sculptor, performance artist, jewellery-maker, portraitist and painter. As the founder of the Alternative Miss World in 1972 (which he continues to run) he became a key figure in London's cultural and fashion life. He notably influenced film-maker Derek Jarman, whose early film-making work documented the social scene around Andrew Logan and his studios at Butler's Wharf, London. His studios were also where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood staged the notorious "Valentine's Ball" in 1976, at which the Sex Pistols first came to media attention.
In 1991 a major retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. The purpose-built Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, at Berriew in the Welsh Marches, now houses much of his sculpture and painting. It is the nation's only museum devoted to a living artist. His work is also in numerous museums and private collections around the world.
He has exhibited in diverse venues, including Trafalgar Square, in the foyer of Sadlers Wells theatre and in West End cinemas. His lifesize horse sculptures, Pegasus 1 and 11 were displayed at Heathrow Airport, and his 'Icarus' sculpture hangs in Guy's Hospital. The P & O Superliner Arcadia commissioned him to sculpt his Cosmic Eggs (8 ft. tall), and his Mermaid Chandelier was exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, U.S.A.
In the new millennium, Andrew Logan created jewelled sculptures for The Magic Flute Opera in San Diego. In 2006, Andrew Logans eleventh Alternative Miss World contest was held at the Hippodrome in London.
Andrew Logan's work blends camp pop-art and neo-romanticism to form a quintessentially English 'eccentricity of vision'.
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