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The moderns

In a room at the end of a long corridor, Louis le Brocquy’s ghostly heads meet one of Francis Bacon’s twisted bodies, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s mammoth Modernist exhibition comes to a much-needed climax. It’s an exhilarating confrontation. As le Brocquy...

All about me? Where next for Ireland’s ‘Futures’ artists?

In 1999 the Royal Hibernian Academy devised a three year project to highlight the work of emerging artists in Ireland. It was sponsored by a private jet and helicopter charter airline operating out of Dublin Airport. A more pointed example of the way in which the Celtic Tiger buoyed up the arts in this country during the first decade of the shiny new millennium could scarcely be found.

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