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Nevan Lahart, b.1973

Ch.26: Sub-Commandant Marcos, The Friendly Terrorist (after R. Hamilton)2002

As if by way of a nod to trompe l’oeil, the works forming Nevan Lahart’s
ongoing ‘Static TV’ series (from 2001) are set in isometric TV structures,
a framing device for referencing his personal feelings, art history and
things as seen on TV, particularly socio-political media images. Included
in the series are ‘Ch.26: Sub-Commandant Marcos, The Friendly Terrorist
(After R. Hamilton)’ and ‘Ch.76: 3 Cheers for the Psalms of Mordechai Vanunu
(Before R. Hamilton)’ (2002 and 2007 respectively), originally made as
separate works but which subsequently formed a diptych. Both these
titles reference the artist Richard Hamilton, frequently known as the
Father of Pop, who, like Lahart, uses appropriated media imagery in
his work. The former alludes to Hamilton’s ‘The Citizen’ (1981–3), from
his Northern Ireland series. The latter was conceived and painted as
a contemporary update of Hamilton’s ‘Swingeing London 67’ (1968–9),
depicting the arrest of Mick Jagger and the art dealer Robert Fraser
following a drug raid.

MediumOil on MDF
Dimensions38.5 x 58 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2010
Item NumberIMMA.3299
Not on view
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Nevan Lahart, Ch.26: Sub-Commandant Marcos, The Friendly Terrorist (after R. Hamilton), 2002, Oil on MDF, 38.5 x 58 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2010

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About the Artist

Nevan Lahart b.1973

Irish artist Nevan Lahart attended Limerick School of Art and Design and the National College of Art and Design. Working in a range of media, Lahart considers topics including the role of TV and the media, social and political perceptions, and the Museum as purveyor of artistic merit and classification. Lahart has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2000, including solo exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; Solus Nua, Washington DC and Catalyst Arts, Belfast. He participated in IMMA’s Artists’ Residency Programme in 2005. — View Artist »