This exhibition of some 55 works by leading Irish and international artists, drawn from the Gordon Lambert Trust Collection, is only the second exhibition drawn exclusively from his Collection since his donation of the works to the Museum in 1992. The exhibition highlights a number of the collection’s special characteristics. The unusually high representation of international artists, can be seen in a tapestry by Josef Albers, an op-art work by Carlos Cruz-Diez, a conceptual piece by Shusaku Arakawa and prints by Picasso, Braque, Miró and others. Many works have been added to the gift since 1992, including those by young and emerging artists, such as Mark Francis and Corban Walker, and by more established figures including Howard Hodgkin and Sean Scully. For this exhibition some of these new additions to the collection are being shown alongside familiar favourites.
Profile of a Collection spans Gordon Lambert’s 48 years as one of Ireland’s leading collectors from his first acquisition ‘Pont du Carrousel’, 1954, by Barbara Warren to ‘Eye’ by Howard Hodgkin from 2000. It also allows the public an opportunity to trace the fascinating development of a unique private collection built up with obvious dedication and enjoyment over almost half a century.
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