WAYNEY GOING TO HEAVEN 1989
Craigie Aitchison (1926 – 2009)
- 63.2 X 47 CM
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This print was published by the National Art Collections Fund to raise funds to give grants to museums and galleries to purchase works of art that might otherwise leave the UK. Aitchison has always loved dogs; his favoured breed being the Bedlington terrier, and in 1971 he purchased Wayney, who became his favourite. When Wayney died the artist painted a memorial showing the terrier ascending into the sky, paws first. The print was made in two colour versions: grey and vivid pink, a very Aitchison colour.