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Opening 9 May 26 King Street, Glasgow Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm

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New Paintings and Drawings. Orkney and Other islands.

30 April until 27 May

Sponsor: Scottish Partners, Arthur Andersen Foundations

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Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow District Council

Crawford Centre for the Arts lINlVliRSlTY ()F ST ANDREWS until 32 May: Sun gardens photograms lt_\’ Anna Atkins (sponsored lt_\' IBM l'lx' ltd) Passages photoworks h_\‘ Ruth Stirling from 27 May: Matthew Inglis artist in residenee Sieilia perduta photographs Subsidised fly the Scottish Arts Council 93' North Street. St Andrews (0334) 76161 extension 591

Tues—Sat 1 ()am—S pm Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council


University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge. Te|20316671011ext4308

16 April 28 May

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss (Switzerland) ART OF INVESTMENT Turner Illustrations. National Gallery at Scotland, Edinburgh The Turnerillustrationsto Campbell‘s poems. recently acquired bythe National Gallery ol Scotland. make an interestingIittletootnotetothe . _ contemporary preoccupation withthe investmentvalue otworks otart. Engravingslortch centurybooks were made on copper plates. but the metal was soft and wore down over a long print run. Steel. 3 more durable substance. could withstand extensive printing. but was more expensive. Whatthe publisherneededtherelore was an artist who would sell sutticent copies to oil-set these increased costs. SirWalterScott's publisherRobert Cadell recommended using Turner since ‘with MrTurner‘s pencillwill insure the sale of 8000 of the poetry— without not3000.‘ CertainlyTurnerhad an excellent appreciation of how printing would ettectthetonal values olhis watercoloursandthe works inthis exhibition. (made to illustrate the poems olThomas Campbell) are admirable inthis respect. despite their romanticised subject matter. Thatthey have now been accepted by HM

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Treasuryinlieu oltaxwould have come as no surprisetothe astute MrCadell. ButThomas Campbell, whose tresth cleaned statue standsin George SquareinGlasgow, stoleamarch even on the Treasury. He boughtthe paintings from Turner having been told thatthey were like ‘bank notes‘ and would neverlosetheirvalue butno buyerwaslorthcoming when hetried, as it were, cash them in. Turner. according to one version. boughtthem backtor200 guineas—giving Campbell areturn on hisinitialoutlayot800%. And alllorpainting he had called‘bits ot painted pasteboard'. (Sally Kinnes)