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Robert Ballagh, b.1943

People and a Morris Louis1975

In 1972, Ballagh began his ‘People at an Exhibition’ series, an extensive body of paintings of people looking at paintings by international artists such as Mondrian, Warhol, Jasper Johns and many others, as well as Irish artists such as Michael Farrell, Patrick Scott and Cecil King. The work in Ballagh’s ‘People and a Morris Louis’ is a variation on Louis’s major work ‘Beta Lambda’, 1961.

MediumScreenprint/glass acrylic on canvas
Dimensions Unframed, 45 x 60.2 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.124 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Robert Ballagh, People and a Morris Louis, 1975, Screenprint/glass acrylic on canvas, Unframed, 45 x 60.2 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

Robert Ballagh b.1943

Robert Ballagh is an Irish painter and designer credited with the introduction of Pop Art to Ireland. His milieu encompasses set design, the final series of Irish Punt banknotes, commemorative stamps and portraits of Irish literary, historical and establishment figures. He represented Ireland at the 1969 Paris Biennale and his paintings are held in several public collections. Ballagh is a member of Aosdána and the president of the Ireland Institute for Historical and Cultural Studies.
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