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Louis le Brocquy at FIAC Paris 2003

'Il y a aussi de la peinture, comme celle, pointilliste et raffinée, de Louis le Brocquy présenté par Gimpel de Londres.'
Jérôme Coignard, Le Figaro, 10 Octobre 2003

Gimpel Fils is proud to present an exhibition of new paintings at FIAC

The exhibition is comprised of twenty-five oil paintings.

Commenting on these works the artist says:' In returning to the corporeal 'Presences' seven years ago my aim was to reach into their inner being, something merely suggested in the earlier works. From the start these later works appear to have developed a certain granular surface structure covering the entire canvas. This surface suggested particles, which I tended to see as another kind of matrix from which the image might materialise, both in the depths of its shadow and in its emergence to the light. Then, gradually it seems, this granular structure becomes more structured and pervasive, at once composing and disseminating the image within it.'

FIAC, Paris
Stand C23
8 - 13 October 2003

Please contact René Gimpel for further information
Gimpel Fils Ltd, 30 Davies Street, London, W1k 4NB, UK
Tel:+44 (0)20 7493 2488 Fax:+44 (0)20 7629 5732
e-mail: info@gimpelfils.com www.gimpelfils.com

Being (LLB746) 2002 oil on canvas 162 x 114 cm

First comprehensive exhibition of le Brocquy's Procession paintings, Oct. - Dec. 2003

TAYLOR GALLERIES DUBLIN: November 21 - 13 December, 2003

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Children in a wood, 1954 - Study for Procession with Lilies, 1962 - Children in a wood III, 1986-90 - Riverrun, Procession with Lilies III, 1986

Press Release:

In what is surely the most important visual art event of the year, Cork and Dublin will be given the opportunity to view Louis le Brocquy's much acclaimed Procession series between October and December next.

In his introductory text to the exhibition catalogue Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, writes: "A Black and white photograph of children walking along the Dublin quays, having just made their Holy Communion, and a late seventeenth century Dutch painting of Bacchanalian revelries in a forest have become two significant source documents in the history of 20th century Irish art."

Procession is the generic title applied by le Brocquy to paintings representing two images which have been obsessions of his since the 1930s. The exhibition comprises nineteen works in oil. The earliest, Children in a Wood, 1954 (oil on canvas, 102 x 127 cm) was first exhibited in 1955. In his review in the New Statesman and Nation of February 1955, the acclaimed critic John Berger complimented the work for its "Poussin-like formality". Also included is the seminal Riverrun. Procession with Lilies from 1962 (oil on canvas, 25 x 30 cm) a looser more expressionistic version of those painted in the 1980s -90s.

Many of these paintings have been shown before collectively and individually. That they can now be seen together for the first time is due to the generosity of collectors, private and public, in Ireland and abroad who have made their paintings available for this mesmerising display.

Please contact Patrick Taylor for further information
Taylor Galleries Ltd, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6766 055 Fax:+353 1 6766 642