The team behind a huge aerial drawing of Dundee is on the hunt for a new home for the breathtaking work of art.
London-based artist Carl Lavia, also known as Sketch, created the three-yard wide piece using ballpoint pens throughout last year and put it on show at The McManus in February.
However, Carl and project manager Lorna Le Bredonchel are now looking for somewhere new to display the drawing, as their deal with The McManus is set to expire.
Carl said he, Lorna and Balhousie Care boss Tony Banks – who bought the drawing for an undisclosed sum – are anxious to find a new permanent home for it as soon as possible.
“Tony got in contact with Lorna and asked if she could find an alternative display space in Dundee,” said Carl.
“She found one but this place can only display the artwork for one month.
“Lorna and I would like to help the owner keep the artwork on public display in the city.
“If no space is found, it will simply leave The McManus and be installed in a private space.
“We would dearly like the piece to be kept on a wall where everyone can enjoy it.”
Mr Banks, who has spoken about his desire to keep the work on display in the past, said: “My views have not changed since I bought the sketch, as it is so unique and original.
“It is important that as many people as possible get the opportunity to view it.”
Carl’s Dundee artwork depicts the city centre and landmarks such as Slessor Gardens, the V&A, the Law and DC Thomson’s Meadowside building.
In all, it shows about six miles of Dundee – and it captured the city’s imagination when it went on display.
Leisure and Culture Dundee put the completed work on show at The McManus with an agreement to keep it there for six months. However, the deal comes to an end on September 21.
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Meanwhile, Carl is putting the finishing touches to his sketch of Perth. He has already depicted Dundee, Edinburgh, Stirling, Manchester and Birmingham in ballpoint as part of his 69 Cities project.
Anyone interested in publicly showcasing the Dundee sketch in the near future should contact Carl and Lorna by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.