The Scots Hippo

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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Gray, Alasdair
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by the artist
date_end
2007-12-31
date_start
2007-01-01
date_text
2007 (made)
descriptive_line
'The Scots Hippo', screenprint illustration with verse of poem, black and white outline with added colour, Alasdair Gray, Glasgow, 2007
dimensions
Height: 76.5 cm, Width: 56.7 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
110816
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T03:01:45.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T03:01:45.000Z
latitude
55.8578
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case LP, shelf 30
longitude
-4.24251
marks
'Alasdair Gray - The Scots Hippo - for the Victoria & Albert - 14.3.2007 - a special edition'
materials
materials_techniques
Screenprint
museum_number
E.3659-2007
museum_number_token
e36592007
object_number
O141382
object_type
Print
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Portrait format illustration in black and white outline with some added colour. Incorporates a verse of the poem.
place
Glasgow
primary_image_id
production_note
Attribution note: Surplus to an edition of 100
production_type
public_access_description
Alasdair Gray (born 1934) is a Scottish writer and artist, who trained as a painter at the Glasgow School of Art. He has continued to paint, and to make prints, alongside and often integrated with his writing. His most acclaimed work is his first novel Lanark, published in 1981 and written over a period of almost 30 years. It is now regarded as a classic, and has been described as "one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction." Gray's works combine elements of realism, fantasy and science fiction, plus clever use of typography and his own illustrations. In addition to illustrating his own books he has also made prints (such as these, made with Glasgow Print Studio) in which the illustrations take precedent over the text, as here. These prints are very characteristic of his graphic style, and the wit and inventiveness of his illustration.
related_museum_numbers
rights
1
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site_code
VA
slug
the-scots-hippo-print-gray-alasdair
sys_updated
2014-07-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
The Scots Hippo
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2007
year_start
2007