24RT 006 – The Admiration of Art

Kept hidden from public display, the late David Bowie over the years amassed a large collection of artwork including many works by Scottish artists, a number of whom we are lucky enough to own and display pieces by at the hotel.

The incredible collection which was auctioned earlier this year, included a number of pieces by Peter Howson, Alan Davie and John Bellany. It shows a true appreciation of the works of these artists and emphasises the pride we have in being lucky enough to display their works on the walls of our hotel. David Bowie was said to be a close friend of John Bellany and hung his work next to that of the likes of Tintoretto; Bellany quoting β€˜He told me he thought my work stood up very well in such company.’

Earlier this month saw the addition of a second Gerald Laing piece gracing our staircase. It took relocating ‘Strategy’ by Douglas Thomson to another area of the hotel, but ‘Domestic Perspective’ now sits proudly alongside his other piece ‘The Kiss’ which was very popular with guests this year. We hope you will like it!

Our hotel is open to all to view the art collection which is displayed throughout the bar and entire staircase up to the third floor – please feel welcome to explore the collection along with our art book which gives you an insight into the artists and their inspiration.