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‘Billy’ is a self-portrait and one of a series of large photoworks which deal with the AIDS virus. Undertaken as a homage to friends and colleagues stricken by the disease in New York in the 1990s, Quinn photographed volunteers with an attribute against a gold leaf background reminiscent of the saints in medieval icons.

MediumLaser prints, gold and silver, acrylic on wood
Dimensions244 x 152 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1996
Item NumberIMMA.739
Image Caption
Billy Quinn, Billy, 1991, Laser prints, gold and silver, acrylic on wood, 244 x 152 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1996

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About the Artist

Billy Quinn b.1954

Irish artist Billy Quinn’s practice combines photography, painting, installation and performance, and deals with issues including AIDS and his Roman Catholic upbringing.
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