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Jimmy Reid, 1932 - 2010. Clydeside trade union activist; writer and journalist 1999

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
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.

Glossary Open


Sculpted portrait consisting of the head and the top of the shoulders.



  • Acc. No. PG 3154
  • Medium Coloured fibreglass
  • Size 83.00 x 83.00 cm
  • Credit Commissioned 1999