Sun, 5th Dec 2021 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 554


Sold for £180


pencil on paper, signed and titled verso
image size 43cm x 36cm, overall size 69cm x 59cm
Mounted, framed and under glass.
Exhibition label verso: The Fool, 1994, The Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
Note: Mark I'Anson studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, from 1988 to 92. Since then Mark has worked full time as a painter. Mixing pencil work with translucent glazes of paint, he produces evocative and compelling compositions that provoke a response from the viewer. Since 1994, Mark has had eighteen solo exhibitions in London, Scotland and Canada. His work can be found in public, corporate and private collections throughout Scotland, London, USA, Canada & Europe. In 2003 he completed a major and celebrated commission for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery entitled 'Scotland's Dream Team'. This comprises twelve large works depicting Scotland's greatest football players from the last hundred years and these works are held in the permanent collection of the SNPG. Mark's work rarely appears at auction but a small 25 x 20cm head study in pencil titled "Heartland" (lot 2020) was sold in The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 14th December 2014 for £300 (hammer).

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