Gallery: Artist Duncan MacAskill Creates Painterly Portraits From Thous...

 
Scottish artist Duncan MacAskill's work encompasses many mediums, including sculpture, performance and sound - but one in particular is better associated with the office supply store than the gallery: thumbtacks! A recent show at The Royal Opera House, commissioned as part of Deloitte Ignite 2011, included a large scale black-and-white portrait of the artist's father, created with more than 25,000 thumbtacks. For the 2012 London Design Festival, fashion accessories designer Ally Capellino commissioned MacAskill to show a series of small works in her East London shop - read on for a first look with our original photographs!

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