The Major Periods

1962 – 1965: Early Pop Paintings

As one of the original wave of Pop artists Gerald Laing produced some of the most significant works of the British Pop movement. His paintings reproduced images of popular heroes such as starlets, film stars, drag racers, astronauts and skydivers. His 1962 portrait of Brigitte Bardot is an iconic work of the period and regularly features in major Pop retrospectives alongside Lincoln Convertible from 1964, a commemoration of the assassination of JFK.

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1965 – 1970: Utopian Abstract Sculpture

From 1965 Gerald Laing's painting evolved into abstract sculptures using the techniques and materials of car customisation - lacquering, spray-painting and chrome-plating on metal.

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1970 – 1973: Sculpture In The Landscape

A move from New York to the Highlands of Scotland in 1970 saw Gerald Laing's sculpture respond to the beauty, roughness and power of the surrounding landscape.

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1972 – 2010: Public Sculpture

Public sculptures include the the Bank Station Dragons; the Rugby Sculptures at Twickenham Stadium; the Cricketer at Lords; the Highland Clearances Memorial in Helmsdale, Sutherland and Axis Mundi in Edinburgh.

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1973 – 1980: Galina Series

Inspired by the figurative sculpture of the First World War Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, in 1973 Gerald Laing began to model in clay and cast in bronze. The Galina Series and associated sculptures were his first works from this period.

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1982 – 2007: Portrait Heads

Gerald Laing's portrait work includes heads and reliefs of Luciano Pavarotti, Andy Warhol, Paul Getty and Sam Wanamaker.

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2002 – 2005: War Paintings

The Iraq war and the publication of images of torture at Abu Ghraib prison drew Gerald Laing back to painting for the first time in over three decades. The War Paintings series sees the starlets and all-American heroes of his early paintings take on new, more sinister roles.

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2004 – 2011: New Paintings

Returning to the style and subject matter of his early pop art paintings, Gerald Laing's latest paintings feature media images of contemporary celebrities including Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss.

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Redfoot

Artists CR 150

November 1966

New York City

Acrylic on aluminium and chrome on brass, slate base

86x42x12inches/218x107x30cm

Lost

Provenance: .

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Pink

Artists CR 151

Fall 1966

Aspen and New York City

Acrylic on aluminium and chrome on brass, slate base

95x44x22inches/241x112x56cm

Collection: Private collection, New York.

Provenance: Collection of John and Kimiko Powers., 1966;Collection of Gerald Laing., March 2004 - ;.

Literature: Michael Findlay, The Efficiency Game, , Art and Artists, 1967.

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Yellow Needle

Artists CR 152

Fall 1966

New York City

Acrylic on aluminium and chrome on brass, slate base

83x9x7inches/211x23x18cm

Collection: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Provenance: Collection of John and Kimiko Powers., 1966-; (John and Kimiko Powers, Carbondale).

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Mallard

Artists CR 153

Fall 1966

New York City

Acrylic on aluminium and chrome on brass, slate base

85x36x18inches/216x91x46cm

Destroyed by artist

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White Circle Screen

Artists CR 154

Fall 1966

New York City

Acrylic and tooling on bent aluminium

96x72inches/244x183cm

Collection: Private collection

Provenance: .

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Plummet

Artists CR 155

December 1966

New York City

Chrome on brass and acrylic on aluminium

107x36x20inches/272x91x51cm

Lost

Provenance: .

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Blaze

Artists CR 156

December 1966

New York City

Acrylic lacquered aluminium and chrome on brass

85x42x21inches/216x107x53cm

Collection: Private collection

Provenance: Private collection, 1967-;Collection of John and Kimiko Powers.;Collection of Academy for Educational Development, Washington D.C.., -2011; (Shannon’s, Woodmount Road, Milford, Connecticut, Milford) Private Collection, 28 April 2011;.

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Small Falchion

Artists CR 157

1966

New York City

Acrylic lacquered aluminium and chrome on brass

37x6.25x7inches/94x16x18cm

Unknown

Provenance: Collection of McCrory Corporation.;.

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Small Arc

Artists CR 158

1966

New York City

Chrome and enamel

26.5x9x10inches/67x23x25cm

Collection: Private collection

Provenance: (Waddington’s, King Street East, Toronto, Toronto) Private Collection, 2010;.

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Small Hook

Artists CR 159

1966

New York City

Chrome on brass and acrylic on aluminium

32x6.75x9.25inches/81x17x23cm

Lost

Provenance: .

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Blue Arc

Artists CR 160

1966

New York City

Paint on aluminium and chrome on brass

85x36x18inches/216x91x46cm

Lost

Provenance: .

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Freestanding Red Pin

Artists CR 161

1967

New York City

No media information

71.5x7x6inches/182x18x15cm

Lost

Provenance: .

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Freestanding Indenty

Artists CR 162

1967

New York

Paint on aluminium and chrome on brass

29x112x12inches/74x284x30cm

Beau R. Ott

Provenance: Collection of Private Collection, USA., -2013;.

Exhibitions: Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, 1969

Literature: Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture 1969, 1969, pp.36, 145.

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Small Pink

Artists CR 163

1967

New York City

Lacquered aluminium, chrome-covered brass support, polished black marble base (Edition of 22)

10.5x7x3inches/27x18x8cm

Collection: Artist's estate

Exhibitions: 1971: Gerald Laing, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 1971; Gerald Laing 1936–2011: A Retrospective, The Fine Art Society, London, 2016

Literature: Lindsey Ingram and Rupert Halliwell (eds.), Gerald Laing Prints and Multiples: A Catalogue Raisonné, 2006; Gerald Laing and Alasdair Hamilton, 1971: Gerald Laing, 1971; Gerald Laing 1936–2011: A Retrospective, 2016.

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Aeroplane

Artists CR 164

1967

New York City

Sheet and tube aluminium, riveted and brush-painted

Destroyed by artist

Provenance: .

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Maquette for Aeroplane

Artists CR 164a

1967

New York City

No media information

Lost

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Maquette for Invisible Cascade

Artists CR 165

March - April 1967

New York City

Plexiglas and chrome on aluminium, slate base (Edition of 25)

11x7x3inches/28x18x8cm

Lost

Exhibitions: Gerald Laing 1936–2011: A Retrospective, The Fine Art Society, London, 2016

Literature: Lindsey Ingram and Rupert Halliwell (eds.), Gerald Laing Prints and Multiples: A Catalogue Raisonné, 2006; Gerald Laing 1936–2011: A Retrospective, 2016.

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Maquette for Glass Banner

Artists CR 166

March 1967

New York City

Plexiglas and chrome on aluminium, slate base

10.5x8.25x3inches/27x21x8cm

Lost

Provenance: .

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First Maquette for Venice - Three Balls (Orange in Three Pieces)

Artists CR 167

March 1967

New York City

Plexiglas and slate

3.5x11.5x1.5inches/9x29x4cm, 3 parts

Collection: Private collection, New York.

Provenance: .

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Invisible Cascade

Artists CR 168

March 1967

New York City

Plexiglas, aluminium and acrylic lacquer

23.75x86.5x9inches/60x220x23cm

Destroyed by artist

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Rain, Steam and Speed

Artists CR 169

April 1967

New York City

Formica-covered box, chrome on brass and painted Plexiglas

28.25x84x5.75inches/72x213x15cm

Destroyed by artist

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White Tunnels

Artists CR 170

1966

New York City

No media information

15x9x3.5inches/38x23x9cm

Collection: Artist's estate

Provenance: .

Exhibitions: Nuove Tecniche D'Immagine, Palazzo dei Congressi, San Marino, , 1967

Literature: Nuove Tecniche d’Immagine, 1967.

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Chrome Tunnels

Artists CR 171

1966

New York City

No media information

19x9x4.5inches/48x23x11cm

Lost

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Large Cascade

Artists CR 172

1966

New York City

No media information

Destroyed by artist

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Three, Round, Segmented Tablecloths for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Founders Room

Artists CR 173

March - April 1967

New York City

Silkscreen on cotton

50x24inches/127x61cm, each, 48 parts

Lost

Provenance: Collection of Museum of Modern Art, New York., 1967-;.

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Red Maquette - suggestion for MoMA Christmas Object

Artists CR 174

January 1967

New York City

Acrylic lacquer on bent aluminium

Collection: Private collection

Provenance: .

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Prototype for MoMA Christmas Card

Artists CR 175

January 1967

New York City

Mixed media

7.5x10inches/19x25cm

Unknown

Provenance: .

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Model for Corcoran Gallery National Playground Sculpture Competition

Artists CR 177

May 1967

New York City

Plexiglas on aluminium base

1.75x10.5x2inches/4x27x5cm

Lost

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Second Maquette for Venice (Superimposition of Three Progressing Shapes)

Artists CR 178

May 1967

New York City

Plexiglas, marble base

16x12x4inches/41x30x10cm

Lost

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Third Maquette for Venice (Progression of Three Shapes on Marble Base)

Artists CR 179

May 1967

New York City

Plexiglas, marble base

34x4x3inches/86x10x8cm

Lost

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Fourth Maquette for Venice (Single Shape)

Artists CR 180

1967

New York City

Plexiglas on aluminium, marble base

Lost

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William Jacobs Commission

Artists CR 181

June 1967

New York City

Lacquered aluminium and chrome on brass

130x28x79inches/330x71x201cm

Collection: Private collection

Provenance: .

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Marble Series Sculpture I

Artists CR 184

August 1967

Rome

Marble

Destroyed by artist

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Marble Series Sculpture II

Artists CR 185

August 1967

Rome

Marble

Destroyed by artist

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Boxed White Tunnels

Artists CR 186

September 1967

London

No media information

20x24inches/51x61cm

Lost

Provenance: (Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich) Private Collection, 1967;.

Exhibitions: Englische Kunst, Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich, 1967

Literature: Englische Kunst, 1967.

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Flame Yellow

Artists CR 187

September 1967

London

No media information

Lost

Provenance: (Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich) Private Collection, 1967;.

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Yellow Props

Artists CR 188

September 1967

London

No media information

Lost

Provenance: (Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich) Private Collection, 1967;.

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Boxed Blue Arc

Artists CR 189

September 1967

London

No media information

Lost

Provenance: (Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich) Private Collection, 1967;.

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Boxed Trace

Artists CR 190

September 1967

London

No media information

20x35inches/51x89cm

Lost

Provenance: (Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich) Private Collection, 1967;.

Exhibitions: Englische Kunst, Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich, 1967

Literature: Englische Kunst, 1967.

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Boxed Pink

Artists CR 191

September 1967

London

No media information

Lost

Provenance: (Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich) Private Collection, 1967;.

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