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Seasons (with Robin Gillanders) (from the portfolio ‘Dear Stieglitz’)

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Seasons (with Robin Gillanders) (from the portfolio ‘Dear Stieglitz’) 1994

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  • Scottish Art
In Ian Hamilton Finlay’s work, nature and culture meet. Made in collaboration with the photographer Robin Gillanders, this work pairs an image of a stream with a short text. The text is typical of Finlay’s style of play-on-word poetry. His description of the stream brings imagined colour to the black and white image. The photograph is from a portfolio called ‘Dear Stieglitz,’ named in homage to Alfred Stieglitz, the photographer and gallery owner who published the art-photography journal ‘Camera Work’ in the early Twentieth century. The portfolio features the work of artists whose photography ‘shows an obvious, personal and also very outspoken attitude towards their surroundings.’

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A group of art works, by one or more artists, issued or housed together in a portfolio case. This often applies to photographs or prints, and portfolios often include a title page or introductory text. The term is also used to describe a group of works which exemplify an artist's work overall.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4191 G
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 50.00 x 40.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1997