10th Nov, 2022 10:30

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 169


oil on canvas, signed
image size 50cm x 50cm, overall size 73cm x 73cm
Note: Gerard Burns is one of Scotland's best known and most successful living artists. He trained at Glasgow School of Art and achieved UK wide acclaim as Winner of the Daily Mail ''Not the Turner'' Competition in 2003 with a £20,000 first prize. His many private collectors include The Malaysian Royal Family, Ewan McGregor, Sir Tom Hunter and numerous celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sport and politics. Exhibiting Galleries include Thompson's Gallery, London; Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton; Richmond Hill Gallery, Loch Gallery, Toronto; Robertson's Fine Art Gallery, Edinburgh. Works in Corporate Collections include Aberdeen Asset Management New York and Aberdeen, RBS Scotland, Standard Charter Bank, West Coast Capital, Accenture, Dublin, Stagecoach Group, Norwood Club, New York. National Public Collections include Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow; Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow; Burns Museum Alloway, Ayr; Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Portraits of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, and author Denise Mina entered into the permanent collection at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2015). The Scottish Parliament (''The Rowan'' hung in the former First Minister Alex Salmond's office for the duration of his tenure and Portrait of Margo McDonald entered into the permanent collection and was installed at the Scottish Parliament in Sept 2016). Glasgow Caledonian University Portrait of Chancellor Professor Yunus installed 2016, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, portrait of former President Frank Dunn installed April 2016. Recent portraits include Judy Murray, Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister, Scotland), Neil Lennon, Kirsty Wark, Alan Cumming, Billy Connolly, Elaine C Smith, Doddie Weir & Sir Brian and Lady Soutar.


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Sold for £1,600
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

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