Posted 12 years ago
Now for something completely different from camera collecting; an original signed John Gilroy painting on canvas study to create and advertising poster.
Gilroy is the most famous of all Guinness artists and the painting was made when he was employed as an in-house artist with the S H Benson Ltd advertising agency.
What's marvelous is the study includes dabs of paint at the edges to check the color pallet, pencil markings showing how the poster would be finished, and revision comments from reviews.
We ended up acquiring three original Guinness paintings (studies) and the mailing tube complete with paper address label. The acquisition was perfect because I'm a long time Guinness Stout fan!