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Guy Reid is a British artist who was born in Johannesburg in 1963 and grew up in London and Shropshire. After having completed his BA in Politics and History at North London Polytechnic in 1984, Reid began training as a classical carver and restorer, going on to work for the world-renowned Spink Workshop (now Arlington Conservation), where he completed work for institutions as varied as the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Getty Museum California, Harewood House and the Sir John Soane Museum London. He is considered to be one of the finest living carvers.Go to web page About Guy
to read more on Guy Reid and his sculptures.
ANTHONY LIN'S INTRODUCTION TO GUY REID'S WORK
The pre-eminent Asian art expert and Hong Kong based fine art dealer Anthony Lin writes an introduction to Reid's work. Read Introduction.
'LITTLE ME' at the Coningsby Gallery London W1
4th of February - 2nd march 2013
Private View: Tuesday 5th February 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday's 10.00 - 5.00
Sunday's by appointent
Guy will be exhibiting again with the Coningsby Gallery throughout February 2013.
Amoungst works shown will be 5 author portraits including those of Philip Pullman and Dame Jackie Wilson. (See David Fickling Commission below)Read Press Release
'CRAFTS' MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Read the abbreviated online version of Teleri Lloyd-Jone's UK Craft's Council's 'Crafts' magazine article on Guy Reid and his show 'Little Me' at the Coningsby Gallery London. 'Crafts' magazine is available in all good art bookshops and all WH.Smiths. Read
MAKING PHILIP PULLMAN:
An 15 minute film by Margot Donkervoort.
The Dutch film maker Margot Donkervoort has made a beautiful short film about the work processes involved in producing a second portrait of Philip Pullman commissioned by the author himself. View Film
Philip Pullman 2012
You can also view Margot's first film Making Andrew
showing the making of a portrait of Andrew from start to finish. View Film
GIOVANNA GRASSI and RICHARD NAGY COMMISSION
Guy is delighted to announce the completion of a 5 portrait commission of London art dealers Giovanna Grassi and Richard Nagy's 5 children.(See Portfolio
page: Latest Works
)The GUARDIAN on line:
Mark Vernon writes on Blasphemy and Reid's work in relation to American author James Frey's latest book 'The Final Testament of the Holy Bible'. Read
DAVID FICKLING: CHILDREN'S AUTHOR COMMISSION
Guy has recently been commissioned to do several children's author portraits. The first four are of writers Philip Pullman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson,
writer/ illustrators Nick Sharratt
and Ian Archie Beck.
can be seen below with the authors and their comments. Further images are on the Portfolio
page of this site. These are the first in a series commissioned by the publisher David Fickling.
Images by Trish Beswick April 2011'I'm absolutely bowled over not only by the detail - which is small enough to have been done by the Tailor of Gloucester - but by the overall shape and feel and gestalt of it. That's ME, small enough to hold in the hand.....and so entirely THERE. Guy you are a genius. I love it!'
Philip Pullman Dec 2010 'It's so strange looking at a perfect miniature version of yourself. I must have presented a real challenge as a model, with my short hair, black dress, fancy shoes and huge rings- Guy has worked wonders. I think he's caught the very essence of me'
Dame Jackie Wilson April 2011
'Guy's work is quite astonishing. It's an extraordinary experience meeting a tiny version of oneself, every detail in place, down to the labels on the slippers and the insects in the pattern on my shirt. My sculpture's so likelike it seems to be breathing.'
Nick Sharratt May 2011
Image: Margot Donkervoort
Coningsby Gallery London W1
Following the success of Reid's London 2010 Coningsby Gallery show 'Devotion', the artist will be showing again with the gallery throughout February 2013. Works to be included are a new double portrait of Andrew and Guy as Gentleman Farmers (see below), a portait of Grace pregnant (friend and mother of Guy's recently born baby girl Pearl), and 4 portraits of authors commissioned by the publisher David Fickling.
‘Enquiries: Contact Coningsby Gallery London W1.