Adopt Head of a Man (1938)
Head of a Man has been described as ‘like a reflection one might catch of oneself after a sleepless night, all healthy vigour drained, leaving only strain, tension, physical discomfort and utter despair.’ In Lowry’s own words ‘I was simply letting off steam. I started doing a big self-portrait…. I thought, ‘What’s the use of it? I don’t want it and no one else will.’ I turned it into a grotesque head. I’m glad I did it. I like it better than a self-portrait.’
By adopting this Lowry you will become part of the world’s largest LS Lowry collection.
In recognition adoptees receive the following benefits for a year:
- A special ‘Adopted’ label next to your chosen artwork proudly displaying your name
- A personalised Lowry adoption gift pack including adoption certificate
- An invitation to visit the LS Lowry archives with our LS Lowry Curator to get a real insight into the collection
- Invitations to all of our Gallery Private Views, giving you the opportunity to see our exhibitions before they open to the general public
Adoption packs will be sent out to the shipping address entered during payment process. If the adoption is a gift you can either enter the recipients address at this point or contact Bethan on the below details.
If you have any questions or would like to talk about adoption further please contact Bethan Ward on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 876 2162.
T&Cs: Adoption of the work does not constitute ownership. Due to the delicate nature of some works, they may not be on permanent public display for the full year adoption. At these times of ‘rest’ and during any periods of conservation, The Lowry will notify the adopter to discuss other ways to publicly acknowledge the adoption that satisfy all parties. This will not affect benefits and the work would still be able to view in the archive by appointment.
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