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Details & Cataloguing

Irish Art

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London

Hughie O'Donoghue
B.1953
MAN WITH A BANDAGED HEAD
Quantity: 3
each signed, titled, dated 2009 and individually numbered I, II and III
oil on canvas laid on board
each 43 by 35.5cm., 17 by 14in.
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Provenance

James Hyman Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owner in 2010

Catalogue Note

‘O’Donoghue sees Van Gogh as a model for a way to escape the post-modern attitude to art-making, obsessed by appropriation and irony. “Van Gogh’s journey, which is striving for some sort of truth, is the absolute opposite of irony”. As a young artist, O’Donoghue found Van Gogh a vital role –model.’

Martin Gayford, Hughie O’Donoghue: Scorched Earth, Marlborough Fine Art, 2018, p.11

The subject of these charged, psychological portraits is Vincent Van Gogh - a theme which Hughie O'Donoghue has worked on over many years and was the subject of his most recent exhibition, Scorched Earth, at the Marlborough Gallery, London, March - April 2018.

Irish Art

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