Ian Hamilton Finlay

Coastal Boy (Fishing Boat: A534)

About this artwork

In the 1960s and 1970s, Finlay used fishing boats and the sea as a point of departure for poems and artwork. This work refers to the name of a fishing boat. Finlay's art is a unique and complex fusion of poetry, graphic art and sculpture. He believed that words should not be 'held captive' on the pages of a book, as this piece illustrates.

  • title:
    Coastal Boy (Fishing Boat: A534)
  • accession number:
    GMA 3603
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  • materials:
    Wood, painted
  • date created:
    1977
  • measurements:
    26.10 x 244.50 x 6.40 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1992
  • copyright:
    © By courtesy of the estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay