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SUE WATLING and DAVID A. MELLOR, Pauline Boty: The Only Blonde in the World

AM Publications, London, 1998. £50.00

Pauline Boty (1936 - 1966) was one of the relatively few women artists to be involved with the Pop Art movement.

After training at Wimbledon School of Art she moved in 1959 to that hub of British Pop, the Royal College of Art, where she met and worked with key figures from the movement. After graduating in 1960 and before her tragically early death in 1966, her collages and large bright canvases were exhibited in a number of group shows and in her own solo exhibition at the Grabowski Gallery in London.

In 1962 she featured, along with Peter Blake, Derek Boshier and Peter Phillips, in Ken Russell's film, Pop Goes the Easel.

Various exhibitions of the Sixties in recent years have shown her contribution to painting of this period and now place Boty in the mainstream of British Pop Art.