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Book Description
[Art]. GRAY, Alasdair (edited and introduced) Five Scottish Artists Retrospective Show. Glasgow: Famedram Publishers 1986. Signed by Alasdair Gray on cover of introductory pamphlet and again on the catalogue on Alan Fletcher. Contains five artist catalogues illustrated in colour and b&w and an introductory pamphlet by Alasdair Gray all in a clear plastic wallet. The artists are Carole Gibbons, Alan Fletcher, John Connolly, Alasdair Taylor and Gray. Each catalogue deals with one of the artists and contain illustrations, list of works and a short appreciation by either a fellow artist or a critic; Gray has written his own appreciation. Introductory pamphlet paper is lightly toning as usual otherwise Fine in wallet, as issued.
Dealer Notes
Alasdair Gray greatly admired Alan Fletcher who died tragically young in 1958 at 28 years of age and has written of him 'Alan Fletcher is the only artist I know who naturally looked like the Bohemian artist of legend. He was the free-est soul I ever met, and impressed me so mightily that a diminished version of him has been a main character in all the novels I ever wrote. He had to be diminished, or he would have stolen attention from my main characters, who were versions of me.' Perhaps he has signed Alan Fletcher's catalogue here in homage to his friend and influence.
Author GRAY, Alasdair.
Date 1986.
Publisher Glasgow: Famedram Publishers.

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