'Davey the Brothel Keeper (after Bob Dylan's 'Tempest')
Original painting in acrylic on paper. This work has museum provenance (shown in museum photo here), since it was displayed in the major museum retrospective CHRIS GOLLON: Beyond the Horizon, at Huddersfield Art Gallery 12th Oct 2019 - 18 Jan 2020, and features in the ISBN-numbered exhibition catalogue, with texts by leading writers including Thurston Moore, Nick Soulsby and Tamsin Pickeral. See our Events page for details, or on our gallery website the Exhibitions page.
Chris Gollon enjoyed the company of musicians and had a lifelong love of music. Lyrics from songs often led him to ideas for images. In fact, one of his first major museum acquisitions was a major work on canvas entitled 'Einstein & The Jealous Monk', which comes from a line in Bob Dylan's great 1964 ballad Desolation Row. The painting was acquired by a major museum collection, and now hangs alongside works by Francis Bacon, Sir Jacob Epstein and L.S. Lowry.
Original painting in acrylic on paper 2014 by Chris Gollon. Float-mounted on conservation board and framed.
As is well documented in art historian Tamsin Pickeral's biography of Chris Gollon 'Humanity in Art', he was a friend of The Skids and enjoyed the company of musicians. He was also a great innovator in acrylic painting, often using printmaking techniques and spray paints. Hockney and Bacon have been criticised for flatness using acrylic, but Gollon made the medium his own by using Old Master techniques of thin glazes and washes of colour to build up the flesh tones, then innovatively adding in printmaking techniques and fine artist's spray paints. There is archive footage of him painting on the Films page or his official website www.chrisgollon.com.
London-born British artist Chris Gollon (1953 - 2017) was a very established and critically-acclaimed name in European painting, with many solo museum shows and museum acquisitions, including the British Museum. For further details on the recent books published on his work, public commissions, press coverage, visit the artist's official information website: chrisgollon.com. Holding his artistic estate, IAP Fine Art has exclusivity on Gollon's work, and we help collectors begin or expand their collections, and we also work with museums and cathedrals with regard to exhibitions and acquisitions.
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