The Haymarket Print Suite, published in 1990, was the result of a collaborative project called ‘Platform for Modern Art’ undertaken by the National Galleries of Scotland, Art in Partnership Scotland and Scotrail. Alan Davie, John Bellany, Adrian Wiszniewski and Bruce McLean, four leading Scottish artists, were selected by Richard Calvocoressi, Director Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (1987-2007) and commissioned to create one of the four images that make up the Suite.
The artists were not given a specific theme for the Suite but were advised that the prints should be colourful and eye-catching to attract attention on the busy railway platform. The Suite was published in an edition of 30 and printed by Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen on Arches velin 300gsm paper, each print is signed and numbered by the artist. A set was permanently framed to hang on the platform at Haymarket Station in Edinburgh. Unveiled in October 1990, the original set was on display there until 1999.
Magic Circles by Alan Davie
This limited edition screen-print from The Haymarket Print Suite by Alan Davie features symbols and motifs relating to the artist's deep interest in ritual magic, jazz rhythms and composition. The print is £2000 unframed and unmounted.
Wish you were Here by Bruce McLean
This limited edition screen-print Wish You were Here (Phew what a Scorcher) by Bruce McLean will add vibrancy to your collection of Scottish contemporary art with its hot colours and graphic qualities. The print is £2000 unframed and unmounted.
Untitled by Adrian Wiszniewski
This limited edition screen-print Untitled by Adrian Wiszniewski is characteristic of the artist’s approach at this time as he utilised the print medium to portray figurative elements in a dynamic and graphic way. The print is £2000 unframed and unmounted.
One Singer One Song by John Bellany
This limited edition screen-print One Singer One Song, by John Bellany, showing a singer holding up a mask, is characteristic of the artist's work depicting Scottish symbolism deriving from the sea and religion. The print is £2000 unframed and unmounted.
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