Fanny Gogh is a 'Larger than Life' character who has in recent months been charming the knickers off some of TV's biggest stars to create her fabulous 3D artworks of Knickerbokaglories. Much of her work has been donated to auctions raising thousands for her chosen charity, The British Heart Foundation'. In 2011 she underwent major heart surgery for a hole in the heart and is now a major fund raiser. Now through Buckingham Fine Art more money will be donated to the BHF with every sale.
Fanny’s love for using lingerie in her work began in the 'Beautiful Trash’ exhibition in November 2008 where she explored the art to be found in recycling. Fanny’s 'Knickerbokaglory' painting was the star of the show. A range of varied and multi-coloured knickers were glued on to the canvases in the form of a ‘knickerbokaglory ice cream. Thick paint was used for resemble the cream, small beads for the hundreds and thousands and lashings of knickers ‘Beautiful Trash’ for the feast itself.
Fanny’s ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ painting was made up of seven fruity pairs of knickers that were worn by 7 lovely page 3 girls. This tasty piece was auctioned on the Comic Relief 2009 website.
Since her Comic Relief Debut, many celebrity’s have been throwing their knickers Fanny Gogh’s way for charity! She has Sue Johnston's ,Tracey Barlow's (Kate Ford – see picture left), Ricky Hatton's Denise Welch’s, Craig Revel Horward’s, Rob Schneiders, Carly Stenson, Bobby Ball’s and more…
She even managed to prize the pants from a whole rugby league team, the ‘Salford City Reds’, and plans to use these delightful donations in her Cream of the North Knickerbokaglory that will be auctioned for Sport Relief 2010.
In April 2009, Fanny presented a large mixed Media portrait to Engelbert Humperdink at a Royal Variety Club Silver Heart Tribute in Manchester. It had one of her G strings on and he loved it!
Private lingerie commissions have also been requested from clients. The Burlesque Bar Tallulah’s in New Brighton was one of them.
Fanny created a chocolate Muffin using the owners fancy knickers,’ and a Fanny Gogh impression of ‘Tallulah’ using a pair of her own knickers, feather and gems