Created from his sell-out drawing of the same name, this stainless steel sculpture by Billy Connolly originates from the artist's inaugural Born On A Rainy Day collection that has since spawned into eight incredible releases including Born On A Rainy Day 2022.
"Some of the drawings just tell you that they would be good as sculptures. They jump from the paper into the three-dimensional. It's dead obvious once you've done it."
Billy described his inspiration of this piece as; "He's the dignity of the working man. He's my favourite. He reminds me of those old guys on the Clyde who retired at 65. They always looked like him, wit their head drooped. They didn't want to retire, they didn't want to go away; they've got nothing else to do. They would come round for a pint at the shipyards, then they'd come round few and few times, and then word would come that he wasn't alive anymore. He is spectacular. I love him"
Formed first in clay to capture the detailed lines of his signature style, the sculpture is then cast in stainless steel which relates to Billy's time as a welder in the shipyards of Glasgow before his rise to fame. Contrast is created between detailed and patterned areas through intricate texture and polishing.
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Edition size: 195
Subjects: Abstract, Figurative, Humour
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