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A Reluctant Memoir - Signed by Robert Ballagh

Making his name as a Pop artist in the late 1960s and 70s, Robert Ballagh quickly achieved an international reputation. With little formal artistic training, he triumphed in his field despite often formidable hostility. His work was also strikingly topical and political, playing with classic images by Goya or Delacroix to express outrage about the situation in Northern Ireland.

But it is his series of realistic portraits of writers, politicians and fellow artists - often searingly inquisitive and moving in equal measure - that won him lasting fame. His subjects include Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Samuel Beckett, James Watson, Francis Crick, Harold Pinter and Fidel Castro. And his remarkable self-portraits unsparingly document the process of his own ageing. This memoir is also a story of Ireland over the past sixty years, its violence, hypocrisy and immobility as well as tis creativity and generosity.

Author Robert Ballagh
Artist Robert Ballagh
ISBN 9781786695314
Format Hardback
Genre Biography
Publication Year 2018
Publisher Head of Zeus

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A Reluctant Memoir - Signed by Robert Ballagh

A fiercely honest and unvarnished autobiography from Ireland's most successful and controversial living artist.
  • Brand: Head of Zeus
  • Product Code: 32576
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €28.00
  • Ex Tax: €28.00

Tags: Book, Robert Ballagh, Art History, Irish Art, Biography, Irish History, Individual Artist,

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