About the Artwork

The Big Yin Life Size Bronze Portrait Commissioned Custom Bust Head Sculpture.Celebrity Billy Connolly Statue Modelled in the dressing rooms of the Theatre Royal, Bath over 4 consecutive evenings, by Luke Shepherd with such Skill and Charm

1st edition purchased by John Reid Enterprises and 2nd owned by Billy.

Billy Connolly, known for his long, messy hair, “goatee” beard and lots of bad language in his stand-up show, was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards where he became a welder. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band “Humblebums” with Gerry Rafferty (later of “Baker Street” fame). The jokes he told between songs eventually took over his act and he became a full-time Comedian. He is by some considerable margin UK`s Top Comedian.

Artist Comment

Billy Connolly Billy Connolly CBE "The Big Yin put me at ease right from the start. His eccentric and insightful chatter was far too interesting, which made concentrating on the work at hand all the more difficult.".
x 38cm
x 51cm
x width
x height

Billy Connolly (life sized Portrait Bust Head statue)

by Luke Shepherd

x 38cm
x 51cm
x width
x height


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