Large collection of Bruce McLean Artwork for sale

Posted in: News on February 7, 2017.

We are excited to announce the sale of a special single owner collection of 26 Bruce McLean screen prints, on sale Saturday 25th of February.

Scottish artist Bruce McLean (b. 1944) is one of the major figures of contemporary British art. His bold approach to printmaking has proved influential to his contemporaries and also a generation of younger artists.

Born in Glasgow, McLean studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1961-1963), and at Saint Martin’s, London, (1963 to 1966) under the tuition of Sir Anthony Caro and Philip King. This period saw McLean become a leading figure in British conceptual art. McLean went on to teach at numerous art schools including The Slade School of Fine Art, where he became Head of Graduate Painting (2002-2010).

McLean’s work is in a permanent state of movement and invention. He has gained international recognition in a range of media including painting, printmaking, sculpture, film, photography  and live performance; in all of which humour, wit and scepticism are central. His work seeks to challenge the concept of ‘art’ by creating works that question establishment thinking, materials and methods of display.

Now approaching his seventh decade, McLean’s energy, vision and work ethic remain undimmed. His work is in private and public collections worldwide, including the Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum and Edinburgh’s National Museum of Modern Art. He has had numerous one man shows in Europe, North America and Japan and was awarded the John Moores Painting Prize in 1985. He lives and works in west London.

The 26 works in the sale are all signed limited edition screen prints and one artists proof. Estimates range from £100 to £400 each.


Bruce McLean – Pot head man II. £250-350
Bruce McLean – Pipe smoker with female head. £100-200
Bruce McLean – 2nd Internation Art Fair. £350-450
Bruce McLean – Pipe Dreaming. £200-300
Bruce McLean – White man, grey man, red line. £150-250

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