Contemporary Art and Design
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Glasgow Museums has a significant collection of contemporary art and design. It holds some 2,000 objects that date from 1960 to the present, and which come from all parts of the world.
This collection comprises paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, jewellery and video and installation works. Between them, they reflect art movements from American and British Pop Art to Conceptual Art and Nouveau Réalisme. The international art is particularly broad in scope and ranges from artists such as Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and Henri-Cartier Bresson to ‘Outsider Artists’, including Masami Teraoka and Hong Song Dam. There are also some 500 works of contemporary craft, including important pieces by winners of the Young Designer Silversmith of the Year and the Turner Prize winning potter Grayson Perry.
The British Art collection has important works by David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Anthony Caro, Peter Blake, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Hamilton, Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Scottish Art includes work by the ‘New Glasgow Boys’, represented by Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Adrian Wiszniewski and Steven Campbell, and sculpture and prints by Eduardo Paolozzi and photographs by Oscar Marzaroli and Thomas Joshua Cooper. This collection boasts work by recent Turner Prize and Beck’s Futures Prize winners, including Simon Starling, Douglas Gordon, Roderick Buchanan and Toby Paterson.