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"Cold Dream Colour". A dance homage to Louis le Brocquy, November 02, 2010. U2 guitarist brings an Edge to wife's art project. By Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor, The Independent.
Spanish Shawl, A Study in White, 1941. Estimate 300,000-500,000 GBP. Sotheby's, The Irish Sale, London, 6 May, 2010
'In art historical terms this is one of the most seminal works in twentieth-century Irish art... Spanish Shawl, with its emphasis on the isolation of the individual, even in the company of others, encapsulates the enduring subject-matter of le Brocquy's art...'
Bank of Ireland to donate Allegory tapestry, 7 December 2008
Louis le Brocquy's famous 1950 tapestry Allegory is among one of 25 works of being donated by Bank of Ireland to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). By Louise McBride, Irish Independent.
Rare 'Tinker' period painting to be auctioned in London, 8 may 2008
'Peter Meyer formed his superb collection of paintings and sculpture principally during the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. Represented in this outstanding collection are works by Louis le Brocquy, William Scott, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Lucian Freud, Graham Sutherland, Bridget Riley and Keith Vaughan.' Christie's, London. | FURTHER AUCTIONS IN LONDON |
50th (golden) wedding anniversary, April 2008
Two of Ireland's best known artists celebrate 50 years of marriage.
The Tain, Chinese translation, 2008
Thomas Kinsella's inspired version of the proto-historic saga translated into chinese with illustrations by Louis le Brocquy.
Art Market Trends 2007 - Artprice Top 500 Ranking: le Brocquy ranked 187 among 370,000 artists worldwide.
There is little doubt that auction results have more influence on the Art Market as a whole, than any other activity or event. See pp.34 - 43.
Freedom of the City of Dublin for le Brocquy, May 2007
Artist Louis le Brocquy and poet Thomas Kinsella are to receive the freedom of Dublin. The freedom of the City is the highest honour the council can bestow. Previous recipients include Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, U2 and former US president Bill Clinton.
Head of Samuel Beckett sells for £400,800 - €590,576.87, Sotheby's, London, 9 May 2007
Both le Brocquy and Beckett demonstrated an un-nerving concern for the complexities of the human condition and as Colm Tóibín has pointed out, there are instances in Beckett's writing which could easily be mistaken as having been specifically composed in relation to le Brocquy's work ...
'Grey' period painting, Whyte's, Dublin, 30 April 2007
'The most important work by our greatest living artist to be offered at auction in Ireland in recent years ...'
90th Celebrations. Exhibitions and events in Ireland, Paris & London, 2006
The celebrations and accolades have been well-earned after more than seven decades during which this self-taught artist has come to be recognised both at home and internationally as the foremost Irish painter of the 20th century. Leader, The Irish Times, November 4, 2006 ...
Record price for work on paper, Sotheby's November 2006
Although le Brocquy first met Bacon in London in the 1950s, it was not until the year of the present work, 1979, that he created his first images of the artist ... The price broke all records for a work on paper by the Dublin-born artist, who is celebrating his 90th birthday this year...'
WB Yeats by le Brocquy. A Limited Edition Medal
'This medal was designed exclusively for The Cultural Collection of Ireland by Louis le Brocquy, Ireland’s most famous living artist ...'
IMMA acquires important painting by Louis le Brocquy, 2006
The Irish Museum of Modern Art today (Tuesday 17 October 2006) announced the acquisition of Children in a Wood I, 1988 ...
Mandela to receive highest Amnesty honour. Image of Mandela published by Art for Amnesty
Posters for the event feature images of Mandela - one, a photograph by Schadeberg and the other a painting by Irish artist Louis le Brocquy...
'The Irish Mind' - IDA Ireland's new international marketing campaign
'IDA Ireland has enlisted the support of Bono, the U2 singer, and the artist Louis le Brocquy in a 4 million drive to market Ireland as a prime business location for US multinationals...'
Le Brocquy / U2 Principle Management publication, 2003
The National Gallery of Ireland portrait commission of Bono published into poster.
Le Brocquy at FIAC - Crawford Cork - Taylor Galleries Dublin, 2003
Important exhibition in Paris, and what is surely the most important visual art event of the year in Cork and Dublin from October to December 2003
R. F. Foster's W. B. Yeats - A Life, Vol II, The Arch-Poet, cover illustration
One of the greatest literary biographies of our time reaches its triumphant completion this october 2003.
Louis le Brocquy paints Bono into National Gallery Portrait Collection, 2003
Ireland's leading modern artist, Louis le Brocquy, has been commissioned by the National Gallery to paint a portrait of 'devoted friend' Bono.
Irish Museum of Modern Art - Large Acquisition, 2003
The Irish Museum of Modern Art celebrates the recent acquisition of a complete set of Louis le Brocquy's 'Táin' tapestries by exhibiting all 20 tapestries until January 2003.
National Gallery of Ireland - E 2.75 m acquisition, 2001
Historic painting for National Gallery of Ireland. Le Brocquy's painting A Family has returned to Ireland after fifty years abroad in Italy. Awarded a major prize at the Venice Biennale in 1956, the painting is widely acknowledged as one of the artist's most seminal works.
National Gallery Of Ireland, Millennium Wing tapestry commission, 2001
A gigantic tapestry with a sea of rainbow teardrops hangs to the side, like the building's personally tailored dream coat'. Brtan Lavery, New York Times 31/01/02.
Sunday Times - 'Artist joins arts elite', 2000
Turning heads into millions. People are passionate about Louis le Brocquy. In May 2000, a collector paid £1.158m for Travelling Woman with Newspaper (1947/48).
Auction record for a living Irish artist, Sotheby's May 2000
'First living Irish artist to break the million barrier. A painting by Louis le Brocquy, Ireland's foremost contemporary artist, sold for £1.2 million at Sotheby's in London...'