Though based in New York from 1960 onwards, Brian O’Doherty continued to exhibit in Ireland, and his work reflected the social and political events shaping the country. In 1972 Brian O’Doherty staged a performance (Name Change), in which he changed his name to Patrick Ireland, in the presence of a Notary Public, as a patriotic and artistic protest against the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry that year and under which name all his subsequent artwork was made.
He was able to lay this identity to rest with a Wake and Burial in the formal gardens of IMMA, in celebration of peace in Northern Ireland.
|Medium||Photograph, ink and gouache drawings on paper, typed in paper collage on posterboard|
|Dimensions||Framed: 71 x 152cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: on loan from the artist, 2008|
|Not on view|
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