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Coastal Boy (Fishing Boat: A534)
© Ian Hamilton Finlay

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Coastal Boy (Fishing Boat: A534) 1977

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
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.

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Art forms, usually on paper, where the emphasis is on expression through line, mark-making or lettering rather than colour. This includes drawing, printmaking and typography.



  • Acc. No. GMA 3603
  • Medium Wood, painted
  • Size 26.10 x 244.50 x 6.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1992