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Les Levine, b.1935

Sisters of a bomb victim removing sympathy notes from flowers sent by friends1979

This group of works is one of two series entitled ‘The Troubles: An Artist’s Document of Ulster’. The first is a group of 80 cibachrome photographs produced by Levine in 1972 while this suite comprises 18 photo-etchings made in 1979 from photographs taken in 1972. Both bodies of work were donated to IMMA by the artist.

MediumEtched on zinc; printed in black ink on white German etching paper
Dimensions55.9 x 76.2 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donated by the artist in memory of his sister June Levine, 2010
Item NumberIMMA.3303.7
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Les Levine, Sisters of a bomb victim removing sympathy notes from flowers sent by friends, 1979, Etched on zinc; printed in black ink on white German etching paper, 55.9 x 76.2 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by the artist in memory of his sister June Levine, 2010

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About the Artist

Les Levine b.1935

Les Levine studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, before moving to Toronto in 1958, where he continued his studies at the New School of Art. Levine’s artistic practice incorporates various means including painting, sculpture, installation, performance work, mail art and artists’ books. During his prolific career Levine has produced major series of works about the manifold effects and functions of the media and information systems. Levine continues to live and work in New York. — View Artist »