Allan Martin & Annie Lennox


About this artwork

This is a powerful portrait of the world-famous singer-songwriter and campaigner, Annie Lennox. She presents herself in a statuesque pose, covered with chalk or clay, the band of tartan around her neck references her Scottish heritage. It links to another portrait of Lennox in the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection, which was used as the cover for her 2003 album, Bare. Lennox wrote that: 'The Bare album contains songs that are deeply personal and emotional. In a sense I have ‘exposed’ myself through the work, to reveal aspects of an inner world which are fragile… broken though experience, but not entirely smashed.'

Updated before 2020

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Allan Martin

Allan Martin