Gerald Laing

BBC News reports the death of British Pop artist Gerald Laing:

He spent much of the 1960s working in pop art in New York and was a close friend of artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Laing’s most famous works included images of actresses Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina.

In October this year, he showcased a series of paintings and drawings of [Amy] Winehouse in London.

Laing was also a sculptor and created a statue of Sherlock Holmes that stands in Edinburgh and also the Exiles, a statue at Helmsdale that recalls the Highland Clearances in Scotland.

Four Rugby Players at Twickenham Stadium, Ten Dragons at London’s Bank Underground Station and The Glass Virgins at Standard Life’s building in Edinburgh are among his other sculptures.

It was understood Laing had been battling cancer.

Pop artist and sculptor Gerald Laing dies aged 75 (BBC News)