Van Morrison

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Van Morrison Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

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Van Morrison was awarded the freedom of Belfast in November 2013, a unanimously agreed decision the City Council had made two months earlier to grant its highest honour to the singer/songwriter.

Performing with his band that evening, Morrison was presented with a special scroll and gold ceremonial key just before his opening set, effectively becoming only the second person in 10 years to receive the accolade.

Unfortunately, the ‘free’ concert was shrouded in controversy. Tickets for the show had been allocated to members of the public in Belfast through a lottery system free of charge. However, it transpired that 500 had been reserved for VIPs with 51 councillors receiving four each. These individuals in turn, were reportedly unhappy that although Morrison would be offering his services free of charge, the star’s band would pocket £36,000 for the performance.

For such an intensely private man, it is unsurprising that he left responsibility with his management team to respond to these criticisms.