National Velvet by John Byrne

Depicts a black rockstar dressed in a suit decorated with stars and stripes with high heel platform shoes sitting on a wooden crate playing an electric guitar.


Oil on board Dimensions: 249 x 203 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,500 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
The Scottish Gallery


Tom Bell Fine Art, 1990; private collection, 1997; Scottish Gallery, 2000.

Venue details

Paisley Museum High Street, PAISLEY Renfrewshire PA1 2BA 0300 300 1210

Entry details

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Sun, 2pm – 5pm
Public holidays, 11am – 4pm

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