Einstein & The Jealous Monk

Huddersfield Art Gallery & Museum

Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, W. Yorks HD1 2SU

Permanent Collection

“Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in a trunk
Passed this way an hour ago with his friend, a jealous monk
You would not think to look at him, but he was famous long ago
For playing the electric violin on Desolation Row….” Bob Dylan

Chris Gollon was a friend of The Skids and enjoyed the company of musicians, often using great song lyrics as a starting point for ideas that then led him to new imagery. Purchased by the Museum for its permanent collection in 2005, Chris Gollon’s ‘Einstein & The Jealous Monk’ , 60″ x 48″, 153 x 122cm, acrylic on canvas 2004, takes partial inspiration from lyrics in Bob Dylan’s great ballad Desolation Row.  This major work is hangs in the permanent collection alongside Sir Jacob Epstein’s bust of Einstein and major works by Francis Bacon, John Bellany, Henry Moore, Walter Sickert and L.S. Lowry.

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