About this artwork

Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Dumfries, Harris began making demos in his bedroom as a teenager. His debut album I Created Disco was released in 2007, with its lead track Acceptable in the 80’s a tribute to the style and culture of that decade. Internationally prominent; he is the world’s highest paid DJ, and currently has residencies at three venues in Las Vegas. He continues to have a considerable following in Scotland, regularly headlining music festivals. In this portrait, commissioned for the magazine GQ Italia in 2015, the artist was interested in creating a calm atmosphere contrasting Harris’s profession. Captured in diagonal profile, he is deeply thoughtful, yet remains poised.

  • title:
    Portrait of Calvin Harris
  • accession number:
    PGP 912
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  • materials:
    Chromogenic print
  • date created:
    February 2015
  • measurements:
    100cm x 75cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2018
  • copyright:
    © Paul Stuart