Andrew Logan (b. 1945) is a sculptor, jeweller and performance artist with an international reputation. In 1972 he founded the Alternative Miss World contest, which still continues. Ever since the 1970s, when he was associated with film-maker Derek Jarman and fashion designers Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, he has been an important presence in the fashion world. His work has been exhibited in many countries, including the United States, Mexico, Russia and India, with a major retrospective held in Oxford’s Museum of Modern Art in 1991. Large-scale commissions have included the Millennium Pegasus (2001), created for Dudley Borough Council, the Cosmic Egg (2003) for the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, and the Guardian Angels of India (2016), a fourteen-metre-long installation in the new Chhatrapati Shivajiairport, Mumbai, India.
Logan’s heart-shaped BAMS medal carries a personal message from the artist to the viewer/holder. The artist explains: ‘The world is in need of healing. My medal addresses this dilemma in a small way.’