Linda Sutton

Linda Sutton- "IRA in the Supermarket Hole" 1975



Acrylic Paint


Surrealist painting having to do with the Irish Republican Army and Bloody Friday. In the 20th to 21st centuries the Irish believed that they should have been separated from British rule and wanted to form a government of their own. This conflict started a political war between the two countries which lead to a bombing in 1972. The Irish Republican Army bombed Belfast on 21 of July. Twenty bombs exploded in the span of eight minutes. Nine people were killed and 130 were injured. The painting is believed to be from the perspective of a British citizen during the bombing hence why it is red and has various body parts and figures that appear to be injured. The painting is signed, titled and dated by the artist. Canvas is not framed.

Artist Biography

Linda Sutton is a British painter. She was born in 1947 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. She studied at the Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London where she graduated in 1974. She is still living in London. Her work is based on narratives and mythological themes with an autobiographical perspective. Her paintings are in art collections including, Tate Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Sainsbury Collection, and the Queen Fabiola of Belgium. She has won awards including the Royal College of Arts for a 100-foot mural and the Contemporary Arts Society. She is also recognized by many other art dealers and museums for her work.


H 84.5 in. x W 71.75 in. x D 2 in.