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Haven

Printer, master: Duffy, Kenneth · b. 1946Publisher: Balbirnie EditionsArtist: Bellany, John, CBE RA HRSA · 1942-2013Poet: Bold, Alan

A collaboration between former Edinburgh College of Art student the painter John Bellany and his lifelong friend, the poet and writer Alan Bold who had studied at the University of Edinburgh, Bellany here providing the illustrations which accompany Bold's verse

A collaboration between former Edinburgh College of Art student the painter John Bellany and his lifelong friend, the poet and writer Alan Bold who had studied at the University of Edinburgh, Bellany here providing the illustrations which accompany Bold's verse

the imprint used by the poet and writer Alan Bold after settling on the Balbirnie Estate near Markinch, Fife, in 1975. The colophon narrows it further to East Cottage, Balbirnie Estate, Markinch. The cost of the publication was supported by the Scottish Arts Council. Bold references this publication in his essay on Bellany in the catalogue for the Bellany Retrospective exhibition held at the SNGMA in 1986 in which he writes; "Though Bellany's art can express anguish and a deep concern for human suffering, he is one of the most life-enhancing men I have ever met and being with him is to recall T.S.Elliot's remark about a lifetime burning in every moment. I found this quality confirmed when working with him on 'A Celtic Quintet' (1983), 'Haven' (1984) and 'Homage to MacDiarmid' (1985)."

printed at the Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh, by Ken Duffy



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    Date1984
    Accession2021.0100
    Materials Support paper
    Dimensions Box
    51.6cm x 37cm x 1.8cm
    Support size [open]
    50cm x 70cm
    MediumInk
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