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Details & Cataloguing

A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian P. Burns

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Rowan Gillespie
B.1953
LIFE
signed, numbered and dated: 1/9 Rowan Gillespie 2002
bronze
height (including base): 174cm., 68in.
Executed in 2002 in an edition of 9 (only three cast)
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Provenance

Purchased directly from the artist 

Catalogue Note

A similar, slightly larger version of the figure balanced on the top of this sculpture was originally conceived for a privately commissioned and unique sculpture called IF after the famous poem by Rudyard Kipling. As a long time admirer of the poem, Brian Burns commissioned Gillespie for a similar piece and thus Life was created. The bronze is held on a base in which are inscribed words from Kipling's IF.

A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian P. Burns

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London