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Robert Ballagh, b.1943

Two Men and a Lichtenstein1974

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 ‘Two Men and a Lichtenstein’ suggests one of Lichtenstein’s ‘Brushstrokes’ series (1965-66).

MediumAcrylic on canvas
Dimensions244 x 244 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1842
Image Caption
Robert Ballagh, Two Men and a Lichtenstein, 1974, Acrylic on canvas, 244 x 244 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005

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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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