Alasdair Gray (British, born 1934) Homage to Bill Skinner 76 x 89.5 cm. (29 15/16 x 35 1/4 in.)

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Alasdair Gray
(British, born 1934)
Homage to Bill Skinner 76 x 89.5 cm. (29 15/16 x 35 1/4 in.)

Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 11,690) inc. premium
Alasdair Gray (British, born 1934)
Homage to Bill Skinner
inscribed '16. Homage to Bill Skinner/Owner Prof Sykes' (on artist's label attached to frame)
ink/mixed media
76 x 89.5 cm. (29 15/16 x 35 1/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • Literature
    A Gray, A Life in Pictures, Edinburgh, 2010, p.135

    The remarkable Bill Skinner had been a shipyard worker and laboratory assistant. A pamphleteer, he conducted research into particle compression and the Origins of Life from his mother's home in Otago Street, Glasgow, where he also set up a museum (by appointment) in her parlour. He had founded his own political party, 'The Scottish Socialist Republic', in the 1940s, and was latterly the only member. Gray has encompassed the Kelvinbridge station fire into the composition.
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