Kenny Hunter

Jimmy Reid, 1932 - 2010. Clydeside trade union activist; writer and journalist

About this artwork

Hunter's tribute to this famous trade-union activist wittily subverts our usual expectations of the dignified portrait bust. Made of bright red fibre-glass, not white marble, and placed on an ordinary table rather than a grand plinth, Jimmy Reid is larger than life than life and distinctly anti-establishment. Reid worked in the Clyde shipyards in his native Glasgow and helped lead the famous work-in of 1971.

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Kenny Hunter

Kenny Hunter