For over thirty years, the Scottish charity has displayed works from its holdings of modern and contemporary art in health and social care settings, to create welcoming and stimulating environments for patients, visitors and staff. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic provided an opportunity to review the collection so that it can be cared for and shared as effectively as possible. As a result, a selection of works are being de-accessioned and the proceeds will be used to ensure that the collection remains relevant, provides maximum benefit to as many people as it can reach physically and digitally and continues to support emerging Scottish artists.
Alan Davie’s Magic Casket of 1997 is a mature example of the artist’s work. His unique vocabulary of signs and symbols, combined with the implications of the title, invite the viewer to form a narrative based on personal interpretation. Davie is the subject of an exhibition which runs at Dovecot, Edinburgh until 24 September 2022.
Denis Peploe’s Loch Kishorn of 1962 is an emotional response to the dramatic landscape of the north-west highlands of Scotland. Peploe rendered the majesty of the scene before him in short, heavily loaded brushstrokes which capture the tumultuous and changing nature of the weather in the region.
David McClure’s Boats at St Paul’s Bay, Malta of 1991 is a joyful late work which he painted the year after being elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. The vibrant holiday image is full of colour emboldened by warm sunshine, as the eye is led from the boats in the foreground to the topmost window of the buildings beyond.
To find out more about Art in Healthcare please visit: https://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk
Lyon & Turnbull are delighted to offer Modern and Contemporary editioned prints and multiples within our Contemporary & Post-War Art // Prints & Multiples and MODERN MADE auctions.
An exciting and developing area of the market, Prints & Multiples are popular with new and seasoned collectors alike.
At Lyon & Turnbull, we handle prints from a wide variety of artists: from 20th century masters Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro through to the British canon of printmakers including Dame Laura Knight, L.S. Lowry, Edward Bawden, all the way to David Hockney and Howard Hodgkin. Our auctions encompass printmaking created up to and including the present day, with artists currently working in these mediums, such as Tracey Emin, David Shrigley, Banksy and the Connor Brothers.
Characterised by competitive bidding, strong results and a high selling rate, our Contemporary & Post-War Art sales are among our most popular auctions. Held three times a year in our Scottish saleroom, highlights are also regularly exhibited in our London gallery. Our strong private client base and excellent international marketing reach has seen these sales grow into flagships of our company.
Encompassing works by both emerging and internationally regarded contemporary artists and sculptors, we have achieved top prices for household names including John Hoyland (a world record), Bridget Riley, Eduardo Paolozzi (a world record for a sculpture), Terry Frost, Nicholas Party, Alison Watt and Callum Innes. Regularly featured local favourites include John Bellany and the ‘New Glasgow Boys’ Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Steven Campbell, as well as John Byrne and Alasdair Gray.
CHARLOTTE RIORDAN | HEAD OF CONTEMPORARY & POST-WAR ART
0131 557 8844
CARLY SHEARER | HEAD OF PRINTS & MULTIPLES
0131 557 8844