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Brian O'Doherty, b.1928, Charles Simonds, b.1945, Patrick Ireland, b.1972

The Burial of Patrick Ireland, Death Mask2008

The Burial of Patrick Ireland, Death Mask is a 2008 work by Brian O'Doherty, Charles Simonds and Patrick Ireland. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumPlaster cast and paint
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, 2008
Item NumberIMMA.2863.001
Image Caption
Brian O'Doherty, Charles Simonds, Patrick Ireland, The Burial of Patrick Ireland, Death Mask, 2008, Plaster cast and paint, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, 2008

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Brian O'Doherty

Brian O'Doherty b.1928

Brian O’Doherty was born in Ireland and is now based in New York. When he left Dublin in 1957, O’Doherty was a qualified medical doctor and emerging artist, and is now renowned as an artist, writer, critic, television host, filmmaker and educator.
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Charles Simonds

Charles Simonds b.1945

American artist Charles Simonds (born 1945) began working with clay while studying art at the University of California, Berkeley. His early miniature ‘dwellings’, built in Manhattan for an imaginary population of little people, became the foundation for an art practice that encompasses sculpture, performance, street art and activism. Simonds’ dwellings have appeared in cities worldwide. His work has also been exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at the Fundacion Bilbao Arte, Bilbao; the lnstitut Valencia d'Art Modern; the Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, and the Denver Art Museum, Colorado.
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Patrick Ireland

Patrick Ireland 1972–2008

During the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1972, Brian O'Doherty, in a performance before 30 invited witnesses and assisted by artists Robert Ballagh and Brian King, undertook to sign his artworks Patrick Ireland 'until such time as the British military presence is removed from Northern Ireland'. After 36 years of making art as Patrick Ireland, O'Doherty reclaimed his birth name with the symbolic burial of his alter ego in the grounds of IMMA on the afternoon of Tuesday 20 May 2008.
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