Reference number
  • A09
Level
  • Collection
Date(s)
  • 1960s - 2014
Extent and medium
  • 72 boxes of documents, photographs, slides, VHS tapes and DV tapes.
Description
  • ┆This large collection encompasses the wide range of Andrew Logan's varied career. The contents include: \* papers relating to Alternative Miss World including administration, photographs, video recordings, invitations, leaflets and programmes \* papers relating to exhibitions of Logan's work including administration, leaflets, posters, invitations and programmes \* correspondence and greetings cards \* personal and family papers including diaries and address books \* press cuttings and magazine articles about Logan and his friends \* sketches, designs and drawings \* photographs and papers relating to travel \* papers relating to costume, jewellery and ballet design \* papers relating to Andrew's home in London, the Glasshouse in Bermondsey \* papers relating to the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture
Administrative history
  • ┆Andrew Logan was born in 1945 and studied at the Oxford School of Architecture, graduating in 1970 and moving to London to begin his artistic practice. Logan's social circle was an inspiration for film-maker Derek Jarman, while his studios hosted the Valentine's Day Party, organised by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, at which the Sex Pistols came to media attention. Logan's work can be seen in a variety of museums and galleries internationally although the purpose-built Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, at Berriew in Wales, now houses much of his sculpture and painting. A retrospective of Logan's work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, in 1991. Logan's website states: "\[he\] has worked across the fields of sculpture, stage design, drama, opera, parades, festivals and interior design. To him, “Art can be discovered anywhere.” Logan crosses cultures and embodies artistic fantasy in a unique and unprecedented way. His work is the art of popular poetry and metropolitan glamour. From his early fame amongst London’s fashionable crowd, he has become an influential artist of international stature, with exhibitions as far afield as Los Angeles (USA), Monterrey (Mexico) and St Petersburg (Russia)." From:[http://www.andrewlogan.com/about/](http://www.andrewlogan.com/about/) In 1972 Logan founded the Alternative Miss World event. According to an article in [Accent Magazine](https://www.accent-magazine.com/), March 2017: "In the early 1970s, the artist Andrew Logan had an idea for a party. It would not be about beauty, it would be about transformation. The Alternative Miss World would allow anyone to enter: men and women on equal footing: racial parity in a pre-cosmopolitan London; sexuality set free in a million guises. And everyone would be judged on the same criteria as the dogs at Crufts: poise, personality and originality. Since the first event in Andrew’s flat in Hackney, in 1972, the Alternative Miss World has set the stage for some of the world’s most creative spirits to gather — with past guests, hosts and competitors including everyone from Derek Jarman, David Hockney and Zandra Rhodes to Grayson Perry, Divine, Leigh Bowery and the stars of the Rocky Horror Picture Show." From: [https://alternativemissworld.co.uk/history/](https://alternativemissworld.co.uk/history/)
Access status
  • Open
Conditions governing access
  • Some records may be closed for Data Protection purposes.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Copies may be taken for private research purposes only, dependent on the condition of the materials.
Language/scripts of material
  • English
Finding aids
  • The collection has not been catalogued but a box list is available.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • The Archive was transferred to DMU by the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in January 2019.