Mr Honourable

mixed medium
Leith Docks

Shops That Never Open (2017) is a life-size recreation of Harman’s “Mr Honourable” Private Detective Agency located on Nithsdale Road in Glasgow’s Southside. Continuing his investigation into the internal structure of the art world, Harman hired a PI to compile ongoing reports on key players and decision-makers in the Scottish art scene. Harman aims to rebalance the working relationship between the artist and publically funded arts organisations to reestablish who works for whom. These reports are displayed in full within the recreated shop for the public’s perusal.

Photograph: Chris Scott