Pin-Ups | Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity

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Until Sun 20 Jan 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm

Full price £11.50 (£10 online). Concessions available
25 & under £6.50 (£5 online)
Enter via the Academy building


“Toulouse-Lautrec... The visionary pop artist who beat Warhol by a century”
 The Telegraph

Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity is the first exhibition held at the National Galleries of Scotland devoted to the art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901).

Paris in the fin-de-siècle was known as the 'city of pleasure’; famed for its cabarets, dance halls and cafés. Most famous of all were the nightspots of the bohemian district of Montmartre, where Toulouse-Lautrec lived, worked and socialised, including the now legendary café-cabarets Le Moulin Rouge and Le Chat Noir. Pin-Ups: Toulouse Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity focuses on Toulouse-Lautrec’s lithographic posters, portfolio prints and illustrations which made stars of Montmartre’s venues and their entertainers - personalities such as Yvette Guilbert, Jane Avril and Aristide Bruant. Toulouse-Lautrec’s career coincided with a revolutionary moment in the history of western printmaking - the development of the poster as a means of mass-marketing – and lithography and poster-making were central to his creative process from his first experiments in the medium in 1891 until his death in 1901.

Image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril, 1899

Around 75 works by Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries are on show, including prints by Pierre Bonnard, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen and Jules Chéret. British artists were equally attracted to the dynamic café culture of Montmartre and the exhibition also showcases works by Walter Sickert, Arthur Melville, JD Fergusson and William Nicholson.

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Type of ticket Price
Full £10.00
Concession £8.00
25 & under £5.00
Child (12 & under) £0.00
National Art Pass £5.00
National Art Pass concession £4.00
Event accessibility

Exhibition accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access


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Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

The disabled parking bays are currently not in use.

From mid-December until the completion of the project, there will be no disabled access to rooms 14, 17 and 18 where we show 19th and early 20th Century Art, including Scottish Art, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Find out more.

We apologise for any inconvenience the above changes may cause.  

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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