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John O'Reilly (b. 1930)
MYTHOLOGICAL SELF, STILL-LIFE (GANYMEDE) [J.O. # 4], 1985
photograph collage on board; signed and dated '8/25/85'
Collage: 4 5/8 by 10 5/8 in. (11.7 by 27 cm.); Framed: 13 3/4 by 19 3/4 in. (34.9 by 50.2 cm.)
Executed in 1985.
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Provenance

Allan Stone Gallery, New York

Exhibited

New York, Allan Stone Gallery. December 1985 - January 1986

Catalogue Note

Known for his photographic collages, John O’Reilly received his BFA from Syracuse University, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artist gained recognition when he was invited to participate in the 1995 Whitney Biennial. There is a surreal dimension to his work as he juxtaposes family photographs, reproductions of Old Masters and pornography. He has held exhibitions at many prestigious institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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