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Sculptor Gerald Laing
Gerald Laing

About Gerald Laing

As one of the original wave of Pop artists Gerald Laing produced some of the most significant works of the British Pop movement. In London during the early 60`s he pioneered the painting of enormous canvases based on newspaper photographs of models, astronauts and film stars.

Exhibition History of Gerald Laing


1963 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1964 Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Richard Feigen Gallery, Los Angeles
Feigen Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles

1965 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago

1966 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
Kornblee Gallery, New York (Hybrid - a project with Peter Philips)

1967 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York

1969 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
Gallerie M.E. Thelen, Essen Pennsylvania State Uiniversity

1970 Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh

1971 Multiples Gallery, New York
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio
Aspen Institute for Hymanistic Studies, Colorado

1973 Arthur Tooth and Sons, London
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Allbuquerque

1977 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York

1978 Gladsone Court, Edinburgh Festival

1979 Max Hutchinson Gallery, Houston
Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York

1980 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1981 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton

1982 Bacardi Gallery, Miami

1983 Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
Joanne Lyon Gallery, Aspen

1987 Albert Totah Gallery, New York

1989 Scottish Gallery, London
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

1993 Independent Gallery, London
Harris Gallery, Houston

1994 Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London

1996 Whitford Fine Art, London

1999 The Fine Art Society, London

2000 Fine Art Society (Graphics)

Biography / CV of Gerald Laing

1936 - Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1953/55 - Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
1955/60 - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
1960/64 - St. Martins School of Art, London
1964/69 - Lived and worked in New York
1965 - Artist in residence at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Colorado
1969/70 - Established Tapestry Workshop at Kinkell Castle which operated until 1975
1972 - Artist in residence at the Aspen Centre for the Visual Arts, Colorado
1976/77 - Visiting Professor of Painting and Sculpture at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1978 - Established bronze foundry at Kinkell Castle with the assistance of the late George Mancini
1983/87 - Taught sculpture at Columbia University, New York
1987-98 - Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Gerald Laing


1971 Callanish at Strathclyde University, Glasgow

1979 The Frieze of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, Edinburgh

1981 The Fountain of Sabrina, Broad Quay House, Bristol

1989 The Conan Doyle Memorial, Picard Place, Edinburgh

1990 Axis Mundi, Tanfield House, Edinburgh

1994 Ten Dragons, Bank Underground Stations, London

1995 Four Rugby Players, Twickenham Stadium, Middlesex

1996 Portrait Bust of Sir Paul Getty KBE, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

1997 The Wormsley Cricketer

1999 Fire Icon, Bluewater, Dartford, Kent

1999 The Glass Virgins, Edinburgh

2000 The Sundial, Wormsley, Buckinghamshire

2001 The Batsman, MCC, Lord`s Ground, London

2001 Glengarry Memorial, Armdale, Skye

2003 Falcon Square Mercat Cross, Inverness

Public Works of Gerald Laing

The National Gallery, London
The Tate Gallery, London
The National Portrait Gallery, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edin
Glasgow Art Gallery
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
The Scottish Art Council
The Standard Life Assurance Company, Edinburgh
Inverness Museum
Broad Quay House, Bristol
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Smithsonian Institute, Washington
The Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Indianapolis Museum
The Denver Museum
Gelsenkirchen Museum, Germany
Nagaoka Museum, Japan
The Government of Sierra Leone
The Universities of New York, Harvard, Brandeis, Cornell, Denver, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Aberdeen, Strathclyde and others

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Gerald Laing

Gerald Laing, Kinkell: The Reconstruction of a Scottish Castle,

DMT 42 (with Galina Golikova), 1967, pub. Editions Domberger, Stuttgart

Duke City Realty (with Galina Golikova), 1973, pub Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albequerque, NM

Latimer New Dimensions, London. 1974: and Arduille House, Scotland, 1985

Aaron Scharf, Creative Photography, ed. John Lewis, Studio Vista, London, 1965

Mario Amaya, Pop as Art, Studio Vista, London, 1965

Lucy Lippard, Pop Art, Frederick A. Prager, New York, 1966

Aldo Pellegrini, New Tendencies in Art, Crown Publishing Company, New York, 1966

Alan Weller, Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1967

Sandra Pinto and Pio Manzu, Nuove Tecniche D`Immagine, Alfieri edizioni d`Arte, Venice, 1967

Christopher Finch, Image as Language, Penguin, London, 1969

Alastair Mackintosh, Gerald Laing Retrospective, SNGMA, Edinburgh, 1971

William Peterson, Artspace - Southwestern Contemporary Arts Quarterly, Artspace, Albuquerque, 1976-77

Michael Compton, Pop Art, Hamlyn Publishing Group, London and New York, 1970

Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi and John McCoubrey, The Highway, ed. Stephen S. Prokopoff, Institute of Contemporary Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1970

Edward Lucie Smith, Art Now, eds Mariella de Battisti and Marisa Mellis, William Morrow and Co. Inc.. New York, 1977

Douglas Hall, Sculpture at the Edinburgh Festival 1978, Gerald Laing, Kinkell, 1978

Gerald Laing, Gerald Laing: Paintings and Sculpture 1963-83. ed. P.A.E. Day, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, 1983

W.I. Strachan, Open Air Sculpture in Britain, A. Zwemmer Ltd in assoc. with Tate Gallery Publications, London, 1984

The Tate Gallery Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Trustees of the Tate Gallery, London, 1986

Babette Peters, Produktionsasthetische Probleme zeit genossicher schottischer Bildhauerei, ed. Peter Lang, Frankfurtam-Maine, 1986

Marco Livingstone, Pop Art: A Continuing History, Thames and Hudson, London, 1990

Wendy Kaplan (ed.), Scotland Creates: 5000 Years of Art and Design, Weidenfeld and Nicholson et al. London, 1990

Fiona Pearson (ed.), Virtue and Vision: Sculpture and Scotland, 1540-1990, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1991

David Mellor, The Sixties Art Scene in London, Phaidon Press in assoc. with Barbican Art Galleries, London 1990

Eugene Rosenberg, Architect`s Choice - Art in Architecture in Great Britain since 1945, Thomas and Hudson 1992

Laurent Gervereau and David Mellor, `les Sixties` Musee D`Histoire Contemporain, Paris, 1996

Ed. Francisco Capelo, `The Berardo Collection` Sintra Museum of Modern Art Portugal, 1996

Cultural Offensive. John A Walker, Pluto Press, 1998

Pop Art US/UK Connections 1956-1966. David Brauer, Jim Edwards and others. Menil Collection, Houston 2001, pub. Hatje Cantz

Pop Impressions Europe/USA. Wendy Weitman, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2002, pub. Harry N Abrams

Art and Celebrity, John A Walker, Pluto Press 2003

Price Range of Work

Gerald Laing's work has a price range from £13,340 to £17,500

Mediums utilised

Gerald Laing's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Gerald Laing's work is found in the following categories on site:
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
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