TED Talk: “Jann Haworth”

Mistakes, Omissions, and Iconoclasts: From Sgt Pepper to Work in Progress




During its 50th year anniversary, Jann Haworth—the co-designer for the Grammy award-winning album cover, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band—provides never before shared insights, lessons learned, and stories about the iconic pop art. Today she focuses on Work in Progress, an iconic tribute to the great female leaders of our time. The collaborative mural has been featured at the Women’s March on Washington and multiple museums; its impetus is a rectification from the mistakes and omissions of past projects.

Jann Haworth is closely associated with the 60’s Pop Art Movement in Great Britain. Her most recent solo shows: Galerie du Centre 2016, Art Paris Grand Palais 2016; Modern West Fine Art SLC 2015, Museum of Art BYU 2013; Wolverhampton Pop Gallery 2009/10; Mayor Gallery London 2006. She has had 19 one person shows in Europe and the US.

Her work has featured in many large scale group exhibitions in Europe and the US [since 2000]: ‘Pop Art UK’, Modena Italy (2004); ‘Art and the 60’s The Tate Great Britain (2004); ‘British Pop’, Bilbao Spain (2005); and ‘Pop Art 1956-1968” Rome Italy (2007). ‘Seductive Subversives’ Brooklyn Museum (2010), ‘Power Up’: Female Pop Kunsalle Museum, Vienna and Germany (2010/11); ‘Hyper-realism’ Mumok, Vienna Austria; ‘Pop and the Object’ Acquavella Gallery New York (2013), ‘Pop and Design’ Loisianna Museum Denmark, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Barbican London, ‘London 60’s’ Christies (2013). Haworth was a contributor/director for four public works projects in Salt Lake : The 337 Project, Director ‘SLC Pepper’, ‘On Broadway’ murals and The Work in Progress Mural. Recent purchases: The Tate Great Britain, The Utah Arts Council and UMFA Utah. She holds two unusual distinctions: a female Pop Artist and Co-Designer for the Beatle’s Sgt Pepper Album cover [for which she received a Grammy}. She lives and works in Sundance, Utah.

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