Young & Contemporary Scottish Artists

Schiehallion: s.p. (Maris), n.d. (2002) 29 x 21cm, 1pp high resolution full colour ink jet facsimile copy of a letter sent by Jacques Derrida to Maris regarding their work "The Truth in Painting" which was a response to Derrida's philosophical work of the same title. Maris pulped a copy of Derrida's book and made it into a grey pigment which they used to paint 12 canvasses which were hung as "The Truth in Painting" in Paul Robertson's Heart Gallery in Edinburgh in 2002. JOINT: ANNOTATIONS ON THE TRUTH IN PAINTING. Two 30 x 21cm, 1pp sheets with notes by the artists on the philosophical implications of their work. JOINT: JUSTIFIED SINNERS. Edinburgh: Morningstar Publications, 2002 12.5 x 17cm, 2pp announcement card for the title publication - the image on the front of the card is a reproduced photograph of Alexander Maris holding a Kalashnikov rifle in a countryside landscape. On the reverse is a note to Paul Robertson apologising for forgetting to send the facsimile and noting their design for an announcement card for the exhibition was included. JOINT DESIGN FOR THE TRUTH IN PAINTING AND OTHER PROPOSITIONS. 2002. Two 30 x 21cm, 1pp sheets with a design for the front and back of the proposed announcement card for the artist's show in Heart Gallery. ALl VG+. ...

40 x 37 x 4cm (approx) two part wooden and plastic toilet seat with applied digital image on adhesive label of Turner's "Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – The Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis" from 1843. A unique work shown in series along with other famous images from art history all placed on such seats. Mint and thankfully unused....

Glasgow: Elke Finkenauer, 2016 6 x 16cm (approx), strip of vegan bacon in plastic bag sealed with tape along with a 15 x 21cm, 4pp homemade card with a photographic image by the artist. Inside the card is a lengthy pencil note from the artist to Paul Robertson noting the "bacon" was a part of her Approximately Bacon installation and wishing Robertson well during the COVID -19 lock-down. AN original relic from the show. Limitation unknown but not many. All VG+. ...

Edinburgh: Sarah Muirhead, 2020 9 x 6.5cm printed white cardboard box content of 52 different playing cards with each back a different reproduction of a small painting by Muirhead. During the 2020 first Covid lockdown, the artist painted 53 different small paintings on cards (each commissioned by a different person) with the imagery being in the main sexual (and taboo) imagery. This is the full set of cards issued in only 50 examples with the box signed in pencil on the outside by Muirhead, dated and numbered. VG+. ...

Loch Ranoch: Maris, 2020
30 x 21cm, 2pp archival inject print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper inviting Paul Robertson to a “requiem supper” by Alexander and Susan Maris commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Celtic (Kinloch Rannoch) Scottish Symphony by Joseph Beuys and Henning Christiansen. The event has a menu of soup, fish and other Scottish gourmet items but sadly the event was “in spirit only” and a theoretical meet up (in part because the COVID-19 pandemic had meant lock-downs in parts of Scotland were in place and travel dsicouraged). Signed by both Alexander and Sue Maris on the reverse. VG+.
JOINT:
30 x 21cm, 1pp press release for the event. VG+.

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Glasgow: Project 78 Gallery, 2017
23 x 17 x 5cm, unprinted two part cardboard box content of a 63 part (large piece format) jigsaw which when solved shows the work SIGH - which the title indicates as coming from the creator of the Peanuts cartoon series. An image of the completed jigsaw is tipped on the inner box lid. One of only three such puzzles signed and numbered on a 7.5 x 21cm, 1pp printed insert. Some stains to outer unprinted box else VG+. JOINT WITH: A signed typed letter from Scott Robertson offering the work as a gift to Paul Robertson from the artist. ...

Glasgow: s.p. (Robertson), 2015
9 x 6.4cm, standard pack of 52 playing cards with two additional colophon and title cards in unprinted box. A conceptual artwork where each card carries a text indicating alternative ideas for the artwork that were not realised. One of only 10 such boxes signed and numbered by Robertson on one of the cards.VG+. ...

Rannoch Moor: s.p. (Maris), 2015
30 x 42cm full colour unique c-print showing one of the graves from the Potter's Field installation - this was the first exhibition in the Garden at LUST & THE APPLE. Each of 9 "graves" were simple mounds of bare earth, each marked with a single unadorned white quartzite stone, sourced from Schiehallion – a ‘sacred mountain’ apocryphally linked to the Knights Templar.
The path between the graves and the paved square at one corner of the Field contained a ‘Temenos’. The public are invited to leave their own offerings to the deceased Muses within the Temenos.
"Enter with reverence and respect for the nine Muses /who are buried in this Potter’s Field. /Do not desecrate their Memory.  A Potter’s Field containing nine pauper’s graves, one for each of the classical Muses is found>"
The photograph shows one of the graves which is starting to be overgrown with weeds and one of the headstones. Unique. Signed on the bottom.

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8.8 x 6.3cm, original acrylic painting on a found Joker playing card. One of 54 such small paintings made by Muirhead during the first COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown in Scotland. The images on all of the cards were from taboo sources and decided upon by the buyer as a commission. This image is a bdsm hard tie of a woman found on the internet. Signed on the reverse by the artist in paint. Unique. VG+

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