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Midnight is a 1976 work by John Burke. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumGrey painted steel
Dimensions 47 x 32 x 12.3 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.147 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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John Burke, Midnight, 1976, Grey painted steel, 47 x 32 x 12.3 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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

About the Artist

John Burke 1946–2006

Irish artist John Burke studied sculpture at the Crawford School of Art, Cork, and the Royal Academy, London. Instrumental in defining sculptural practice in Ireland during the 1970s, he juxtaposed simple geometric shapes to form abstract compositions, and employed colour to soften and disguise unwanted elements of the metal. Burke taught at the Crawford School of Art and counted among his pupils Eilis O’Connell, Vivienne Roche, Maud Cotter and Jim Buckley. He is a member of Aosdána.

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