Douglas Gordon | Black Burns exhibition poster
Exhibition poster featuring artwork by Douglas Gordon, to accompany the exhibition display Douglas Gordon | Black Burns, displayed at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Douglas Gordon’s specially commissioned installation, Black Burns, is a response to the full-length marble statue of the poet Robert Burns, which stands in The Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Created by John Flaxman in 1824 and originally housed in Thomas Hamilton’s imposing Greek revivalist Burns Monument to the south of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, the sculpture now occupies pride of place in the heart of the building designed to enshrine Scotland’s greatest figures. Gordon’s work often takes as its subject something familiar (the Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho is one famous example) and explores the ways in which memories and expectations surrounding it can be thrown off-balance by subtle interventions in the way it is presented and displayed.
Douglas Gordon (born 20 September 1966) is a Scottish artist; he won the Turner Prize in 1996 and the following year he received the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Delivered rolled in a poster tube and printed on a high quality matt paper stock.