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Brian King, b.1942


above is an installation shot including Brian Kings “Squaring”, it hangs high on the wall in a grouping of works which were part of “Fragments between Modernisms / Fragments and Objects”, a section within IMMA’s exhibition Fragments, which was curated in collaboration with artist Alan Phelan.

Dimensions Unframed, 89 x 89 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000
Item NumberIMMA.889 FD
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Brian King, Squaring, 1988, Aluminium, Unframed, 89 x 89 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000

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

About the Artist

Brian King b.1942

Irish sculptor Brian King attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. His large-scale works imbue abstract form with the emotions and movement of colour. He exhibited extensively from the 1960s and represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1969 and 1983. King’s work is held in public collections including Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane; Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, and the University of Ulster. He was Head of the Department of Sculpture at NCAD between 1984 and 2004.

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