A new Charles Rennie Mackintosh mural has been unveiled to mark the 150th anniversary of the legendary architect’s birth.
Created by Art Pistol and Glasgow graffiti artist Rogue-One, the tribute can be found on the banks of the Clyde at the Clutha Bar. Rogue-One is renowned for his photo-realistic style and is behind a number of artworks in Glasgow including the Mitchell Street’s floating taxi – which you can find in the City Centre’s Mural Trail.
The mural was commissioned by hotel chain Radisson Red as “a gift to the city” and features a portrait of Mackintosh looking through a stained glass window featuring some of his well know rose designs. Painted on a 60ft by 40ft wall overlooking the city’s Clutha bar, the mural is a fitting tribute to one of the world’s most influential creative figures.
In addition to the mural, Glasgow will see a yearlong programme celebrating Mackintosh’s 150th anniversary. Further details of which can be found here: https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/things-to-do/mackintosh/mackintosh-150