One Singer One Song by John Bellany limited edition screenprint
Limited edition screen-print One Singer One Song from The Haymarket Print Suite by John Bellany. This screen-print depicts a singer holding up a mask and is characteristic of Bellany’s work depicting Scottish symbolism deriving from the sea and religion.
The Haymarket Print Suite, published in 1990, was the result of a collaborative project called ‘Platform for Modern Art’ undertaken by the National Galleries of Scotland, Art in Partnership Scotland and Scotrail. Alan Davie, John Bellany, Adrian Wiszniewski and Bruce McLean, four leading Scottish artists, were selected by Richard Calvocoressi, Director Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (1987-2007) and commissioned to create one of the four images that make up the Suite.
The artists were not given a specific theme for the Suite but were advised that the prints should be colourful and eye-catching to attract attention on the busy railway platform. The Suite was published in an edition of 30 and printed by Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen on Arches velin 300gsm paper, each print is signed and numbered by the artist. A set was permanently framed to hang on the platform at Haymarket Station in Edinburgh. Unveiled in October 1990, the original set was on display there until 1999.
John Bellany (1942-2013) was born in the fishing village of Port Seton. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and whilst a student he famously exhibited his artworks on the railings of the National Gallery of Scotland on the Mound. A major retrospective of his work was organised by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2012.
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