Come and visit our new collection website, featuring over 90,000 new object records and 35,000 newly digitised artworks
Black Snowman 1997

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
David Shrigley takes his camera almost everywhere with him, either to photograph 'interventions' or to produce photographs upon which he then draws. This photograph was taken in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow. Shrigley used to live beside the park and considered it as an extension of his studio. The artist loves to make snowmen: to create this work, he made a black silhouette of a snowman which he then photographed on location in the park. The Modern One owns a number of Shrigley's drawings and photographs, which are characterised by a child-like sense of humour and absurdity.

Glossary Open


Images showing an outline with no internal detail set against a contrasting background. It is specifically used for portraits of this type cut from paper.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4242
  • Medium Colour photograph
  • Size 15.20 x 20.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1998