Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Stuart Sutcliffe Poster - Barbizon Gallery 1990

I've just wobbled up a ladder and sorted through a tsunami of posters to find this.... it's the Stuart Sutcliffe poster that I got from his exhibition at the Barbizon Gallery in Glasgow as part of Mayfest in 1990.

What an image.  It shows Stuart in a conscientiously bohemian pose, in a decadently silver-lined studio with ornately rococco table groaning with alcohol.  It's a scene that's funkier and artier than Andy Warhol's Factory, and says 'Look at me - I'm light years away from my working class roots - I escaped!'.

Hope you like it!


  1. If he'd lived, Stuart would have been 72 today, 23 June 2012.


  2. Yes, and makes you wonder what else he could have done if he'd had an extra 51 years...

    Mind you, just think what he did achieve - a critically successful artist and a member of one of the most successful bands in history - not a bad haul at 21!