The artist Sam Taylor-Wood has married fiancé actor Aaron Johnson in a ceremony in Somerset. The 45 year old artist was previously married to the White Cube gallerist Jay Jopling and is the mother of his two children Angelica, 15, and Jessie, 6. She has two further daughters with the 22 year old Mr Johnson.
The OBE awarded artist met Johnson when he starred as Beatles guitarist, John Lennon in the Taylor-Wood directed film Nowhere Boy.The bride wore a stunning dress by Kate Middleton’s favourite designer Sarah Burton, who is the creative director of the Alexander McQueen label. The groom wore a Tom Ford suit.
Taylor-Wood has been a Turner prize nominee, but lately has turned her talents to commercial filmmaking.She recently had success with Nowhere Boy a bio-pic about Beatle, John Lennon’s early life. Her installations include a National Portrait Gallery commissioned piece in which she filmed David Beckham asleep. She is also noted for her photo images of people floating in mid air and her Crying Men series, showing a number of Hollywood stars in tears.In the 2004 work, the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Tim Roth, Woody Harrelson, Michael Gambon, Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr and Paul Newman were photographed after Taylor-Wood got them to perform and cry for the camera. She has stated,”It’s very gratifying for an artist to get recognition at this level.”She won the Most Promising Artist Award at the Venice Biennale in 1997 but she lost out to Chris Ofili when she was shortlisted for the Turner the following year.