Morrison Neil
Assemblage

CAT NO 30
MIXED MEDIA
43 X 46CM
CORRECT TITLE ‘GORBALS’
ACQUIRED 1972

Teeth like burned wood with tacks and nails embedded on a blue painted background, set in a concrete frame with some silver paint. The artist created this work using recovered materials from a demolition site with additional silver and blue paint. Morrison said “ When Glasgow tenements were being pulled down in the mid 60’s 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 studied at Glasgow School of Art.