Edinburgh Local

Rare artworks donated to gallery

One of Europe’s most influential painters has gifted a collection of work to the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery.

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has given 30 limited-edition prints of his work, The Arena, to be sold, with all proceeds going directly towards the Gallery’s future programme. The Talbot Rice Gallery is open to the public, with a programme of free art exhibitions throughout the year.

Unique work

The triptych of silkscreen prints features three ghostly images of crowds gathering in an unidentified city square. Their purpose – be it protest, celebration or passive loitering – is indecipherable. Each set is signed and numbered and is available for £3500 plus VAT.

Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans (born 1958 in Mortsel, Belgium) is one of the most influential painters working today. His works are featured in leading public and private collections worldwide and are included in major solo and group exhibitions every year.

The triptych was commissioned following Birds of a Feather, a solo exhibition by Tuymans at Talbot Rice Gallery in Autumn 2015, his first in Scotland.

It brought together a selection of his work with that of the most significant of Scottish Enlightenment portrait painters, Henry Raeburn, and explored themes of independence, enlightenment and social control.

Talbot Rice Gallery

The Talbot Rice Gallery is located within the University's Old College. You can find out more about what’s on at the Gallery on their website.

Talbot Rice Gallery