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Published: 04 April 2020

By Andy Ross

Article of the week - Number Nine

 Rose  by Lara Carter was added to the collection a few years ago, bought on a whim from an auction. When the piece arrived it was immediately clear that it was significant. 

Pieced from cotton, organzas and silk, the patchwork is free-machine stitched and quilted. Correspondence subsequently with Lara, having tracked the artist down, revealed that it was made in the 1990s and was part of a collection for BP, the oil company. Quite how it came to be sold at auction is a mystery. Lara's work is also in the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmith's College in London. 

The piece is in need of some restoration and is currently in storage at the studio.