Artist

Brian
O'Doherty/
Patrick
Ireland

Born in Ireland in 1928, Brian O’Doherty is a self-taught artist based in New York since 1960. One of the pioneering generation of conceptual art, O’Doherty produced many seminal works including the Portrait of Marcel Duchamp (1966-7) and an early exhibition in a box, Aspen 5+6 (1967). He changed his artist name to Patrick Ireland in protest at the killings of civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1972. With the advent of civic government in the North, Patrick Ireland was buried in a ceremony celebrating peace at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, on May 20th 2008. For thirty-six years Patrick Ireland exhibited throughout the United States and Europe a unique series of installations called Rope Drawings. Major retrospectives of O’Doherty/Ireland’s work were held at the National Museum of American Art (1986), The Elvehjem Museum of Art (1993), The Butler Institute of American Art (1994), and Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane (2006) which travelled to the Grey Art Gallery, New York (2007).

O’Doherty/Ireland’s art is held in numerous private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, Dublin; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

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Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels i
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels i
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels ii
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels ii
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels iii
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels iii
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels iv
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels iv
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels v
Brian O'Doherty Rotating Vowels v
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Rotating Vowels iv, 2015
Rotating Vowels iv, 2015
Intaglio, Sheet: 92 x 73.5cm
Edition of 40
Rotating Vowels iii, 2015
Rotating Vowels iii, 2015
Intaglio, Sheet: 92 x 73.5cm
Edition of 40
Rotating Vowels ii, 2014
Rotating Vowels ii, 2014
Intaglio, Sheet: 92 x 73.5cm
Edition of 40
Rotating Vowels i, 2014
Rotating Vowels i, 2014
Intaglio, Sheet: 92 x 73.5cm
Edition of 40
Rotating Vowels v, 2016
Rotating Vowels v, 2016
Intaglio, Sheet: 92 x 73.5cm
Edition of 40
Untitled, 2011
Untitled, 2011
Intaglio, sheet: 72.5 x 80cm
Edition of 25
Untitled, 2011
Untitled, 2011
Intaglio, sheet: 72.5 x 80cm
Edition of 25
Untitled, 2009
Untitled, 2009
Intaglio, sheet: 92 x 88cm
Edition of 40
Untitled, 2009
Untitled, 2009
Intaglio, sheet: 92 x 88cm
Edition of 40
Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 2012
Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 2012
In April 1966 Brian O’Doherty invited Marcel Duchamp to dinner in his apartment in New York. The purpose of the meeting was for O’Doherty, a former doctor, to make a ‘portrait’ of Duchamp by recording a cardiographic tracing of his heart. Unlike any other portrait in the history of art, Duchamp’s identity is represented by mapping the primary animating organ of the sitter, his heart.'
Mixed Media, Image size: 27.5 x 21.5cm, Sheet size: 44.5 x 35.5cm, Paper: Moulin du Gue, Edition of 25
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