Intro Not Rétro: John Byrne at Fine Art Society Edinburgh

John Byrne RSA, 'Ceci n'est pas un autoportrait', 2003
John Byrne RSA, 'Ceci n'est pas un autoportrait', 2003

John Byrne: Ceci n'est pas une rétrospective

Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 14:00

From: 25 May 2022

To: 16 Jul 2022

The Fine Art Society
6 Dundas Street
Edinburgh & the Lothians

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John Byrne: Ceci n’est pas une rétrospective at the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh underscores his own assessment of himself as an ‘oddball’. Over the decades since his breakthrough exhibition at the Portal Gallery in London in 1966 under the pseudonym Patrick, Byrne has built up a kind of pictorial autobiography balanced between the macabre and the humorous, often casting himself as an outsider occupying his own slightly bizarre world. A true Renaissance man, he has also applied his prodigious talents to album cover design (The Beatles, Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty), song-writing (with his Paisley ‘buddy’, the late Gerry Rafferty) and musical theatre (Tutti Frutti, Your Cheatin’ Heart, and Underwood Lane, featured in

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