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Billie Piper (A Combo Painting)

© the artist. Photo credit: The Women’s Art Collection

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This work is characteristic of Wylie’s spontaneous and anarchic style. It was first painted in 1994 to mark Wylie’s daughter’s wedding. When the marriage broke down, Wylie returned to the work, replacing her daughter’s face with Billie Piper’s and transforming the blue wedding marquee into a dress. Wylie described the painting as showing the fragility of relationships, a quality which is emphasised by the work’s unstretched and unprimed canvas, which looks dangerously close to falling apart.

The Women’s Art Collection



Billie Piper (A Combo Painting)




mixed media


H 24.7 x W 25.5 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 2016

Work type

Mixed media & collage


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