Andy Murray Kilt Art Print
New Balls Please
Andy Murray is a very serious sportsman. In 2009, whilst I was working on some very serious figurative paintings, I needed a moment of light relief and painted a canvas featuring my take on “Andy Murray” in the pose of the 70′s Tennis Girl Poster. It was just a bit of fun but the feedback was incredible.
As you can read in my blog and in the articles section of this website, the painting featured in the national press and was mentioned on Jo Wiley’s Radio 1 show, crashing my server. The original painting sold almost immediately and I had several disappointed art buyers who missed out afterwards.
The nicest thing for me, was that I was contacted by Martin Elliot, the photographer of Tennis Girl. We did a swap. Martin has my Andy Murray Kilt Art Print. I am the proud owner of a signed copy of Tennis Girl. This was all the more poignant as Martin sadly died in April 2010.
You can read more about this Andy Murray art here.
I removed New Balls Pleas from sale, but it is now available again.
Highly Collectible Art Prints Available in Limited Edition Release of Only 50
Hand signed and numbered art print by Joe Hendry.
Printed onto 300gsm Archival Fine Art paper.Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200years.
In an off white hand-cut mount with backing.
Rectangular image size is 12 x 8 inches. Overall size of mount is approx 49cm x 37.5 cm (19 x 15 inches)
Please note that the art prints do not have a Joehendry.com watermark, this is simply for display on the web.
* Mount is acid free archival quality
* Complete with signed and numbered Certificate Of Authenticity
* Fine Art paper is archival quality 300gsm
* Paper is lignin and acid free
* Giclee printed using HP VIVERA inks which are pigment based waterproof archival and last up to 200years.
* Hand signed and numbered by the artist
* Delivered flat
* Comes in protective archival quality protective cellophane.
* Although usually much sooner, please allow up to 21 days for delivery.
* Postage & Packaging £4.95
LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 50
From The Blog
Andy Murray- Kilt Art- Tennis Girl Pose
In 2009, I was working towards a solo exhibition at Glasgow’s ArtDeCaf (Braewell Galleries). This was quite an important art exhibition for me. I was showcasing new figurative paintings which I had really put my heart and soul into for eight months. Figurative paintings are the most taxing canvases for me to work on. As the deadline approached I decided that it was time to lighten things up a bit.
I did this by painting “Andy Murray” in a kilt in the famous 70’s poster “Tennis Girl” pose by photographer Martin Elliot.
The painting sold before the exhibition opened. The artwork was featured in the Uk National press. Then the paintings was also mentioned on Radio 1’s Joe Whiley. Jo mentioned my painting just before 12pm one day and my website crashed following the surge of hits. Talk Sport Radio interviewed me live. Such is the interest in Andy Murray.
All great fun and it’s lovely to have given so many people something to smile at.
The article above was the one in the Scottish Daily Record although the painting did feature in several other Uk newspapers.
Artist’s Cheeky Portrait Of Tennis Ace Andy
It’s another cracking Stroke from Tennis ace Andy Murray.
The Scot has been immortalised on canvas in a pose paying tribute to a famous saucy poster.
The cheeky painting depicts Murray recreating the famous 1970s photo by Martin Elliot, of a woman tennis player scratching her bum.
The artwork, entitled “New Balls Please was created by Glasgow artist Joe Hendry who is famous for his images of men in kilts.
It will go on display at ArtDeCaf in Brunswick Street on June 7, the day of the French Open with a 1500 pound price tag.
Hendry, 43 said: “Having painted other Scots such as Billy Connolly, Jack Vettriano and Robbie Coltrane, I thought it would offer light relief from more serious subject matter if I took Andy Murray and depicted him in the famous 70’s tennis pose.
“In these times of recession and negativity, it is important to remain positive and retain a sense of humour.
“Andy is a great player but also has retained his sense of humour. I hope he sees the funny side with this artwork.”
Hendry’s work has appeared in many collections and art books.
Murray, 22 from Dunblane, is due to play Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round of the French Open.
Martin Elliot: Tennis Girl Photographer
After this, I was contacted by Martin Elliot. Martin is the photographer of the famous Tennis Girl poster.. I thought I was in trouble for using his photo for inspiration. I could not have been more wrong.
Martin was a lovely guy. He asked for a copy of my painting and I sent him a signed print. He returned the favour by sending me a signed print of Tennis Girl.
Sadly, Martin died in March 2010. I will always treasure my print.