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Karen Nicol’s Monkey Tricks

December 03, 2013

These beautiful embroidered monkeys are the latest work of textile artist Karen Nicol, whose recent exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Charlotte Street in London was on during November of this year

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Head in the Clouds, Karen Nicol

These beautiful embroidered monkeys are the latest work of textile artist Karen Nicol, whose recent exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Charlotte Street in London was on during November of this year. The title of the show ‘Singerie’ is the French word for ‘monkey trick’ and is a genre depicting monkeys apeing human behaviour, often fashionably attired made very popular in 18th century French art. The exhibition featured over 20 embroidered monkeys clothed in in couture skins, in response to humans dressing themselves in animal pelts. Karen Nicol has long been recognised in the fashion industry for her extraordinary textile creations.

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All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go, Karen Nicol

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Crystal, Karen Nicol

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Sweetie Pie, Karen Nicol

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A Powerful Guy, Karen Nicol

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Saffron, Karen Nicol

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Blue Willow, Karen Nicol

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Small Gingham Monkey, Karen Nicol

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That Darn’d Monkey, Karen Nicol

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Monkey Puzzle Print, Karen Nicol

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Blossom Print, Karen Nicol

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Monkey Puzzle and Friends, Karen Nicol

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Douglas, Karen Nicol

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Stringfellow, Karen Nicol

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All at Sea, Karen Nicol

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Little Gem, Karen Nicol

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Monkey Tricks, Karen Nicol

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Monkey from Coalbrookdale, Karen Nicol

 

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