Lot 518 (The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction, 18th August 2019)
Sold for £1,600
* RYAN MUTTER (SCOTTISH b 1978),
QUEEN MARY PROPELLER
oil on canvas, signed
120cm x 100cm
Note: Ryan Mutter was born in 1978, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where he graduated in 2001. He has now won many distinguished awards, including four from the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. His inspiration comes from Britain's industrial heritage and its connection between man and the sea. In Glasgow alone shipbuilding provided work for 70,000 men in more than 50 yards spread along 11 miles of quayside. But today these yards sit empty, a shadow of their former self. The advancements made in technology and design methods superseded the old, and made once important skills and craftsmanship redundant. This is what drives Ryan as he looks to capture and remind people of how important this workforce was in the development of the modern world. A new UK auction record was established for a Ryan Mutter painting when "The Launch" a 120 x 100cm oil on canvas was sold in McTear's Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on 2nd July 2017 (lot39) for £2600 (hammer).
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