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Gorbals (Assemblage)

Gorbals (Assemblage)

Artist: Neil Morrison

Catalogue: 30

Material: Mixed Media

Dimensions: 43x 47cm

Date: Acquired 1972

About the artwork

Teeth-like scorched wood with tacks and nails embedded on a blue background, set in a concrete frame. The artist created this work using recovered materials from the demolition site. ‘When Glasgow tenements were being pulled down in the mid 60s, I felt so angry and upset that these beautiful stone buildings should be razed to the ground, that I wanted to express this anger, especially as the buildings were being replaced with such ugly high rise flats.’ Neil Morrison.

About the artist

Neil Morrison studied at Glasgow School of Art.