the scottish national gallery of modern art acquires work by claire barclay and david shrigley

24 January 2015
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has announced the acquisition of works by five artists including Claire Barclay and David Shrigley from the landmark exhibition GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, which will draw to a close on 25 January 2015.

Claire Barclay's major installation Trappings (2014) will be the first substantial work by the Glasgow-based artist to enter the SNGMA collection, and will be one of the most important and significant works by Barclay to be held in a public collection in the UK.

Two print portfolios by David Shrigley, which were shown in the UK for the first time in GENERATION, will be the first woodcuts by the artist to be acquired by a UK public collection.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.