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Untitled (portrait of Eve Ferret)Jo Brocklehurst1978

Jo (Josephine) Brocklehurst (1935 - 2006) studied at Central Saint Martins and began her career as a fashion illustrator. She later focused on portraiture, drawing directly from models at her studio in West Hampstead and in nightclubs and theatres in Berlin, London and New York. Her work documents the alternative subcultures of the 1970s, 80s and 90s that went on to shape mainstream fashion and performance scenes.

This portrait of performer Eve Ferret was made around the time Ferret was performing cabaret at London’s Blitz Club with James ‘Biddie’ Biddlecombe.