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Brian Maguire, b.1951

Favela Vila Prudente1998

‘Favela Vila Prudente’ is the second phase of Maguire’s 1998 São Paulo project. After completing the ‘Casa da Cultura’ series, Maguire visited the children’s homes, where his portraits had found their niche, sometimes in the most unexpected places: drawings were hanging from coat-hooks, on curtains and perched alongside treasured nick-knacks and soft-toys on sideboards. Maguire worked with the photographer Sam Gallagher on this aspect of the project, and his photographs make up the series ‘Favela Vila Prudente’.

MediumCibachrome on aluminium
Dimensions 112 x 75 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage gift by Owen O'Brien, 2000
EditionEdition of 3
Item NumberIMMA.1315
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Brian Maguire, Favela Vila Prudente, 1998, Cibachrome on aluminium, 112 x 75 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage gift by Owen O'Brien, 2000

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Brian Maguire b.1951

Brian Maguire expressionist paintings address issues of social injustice and malfunction. He has worked with marginalised groups in institutions in Ireland, Poland and the US. Maguire represented Ireland at the São Paolo Biennale in 1998. He was appointed Professor of the Fine Art Faculty of the National College of Art and Design in 2000 and is an elected member of Aosdána.
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