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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: True Nature by Willie Doherty

23 June 2016

Derry-based Doherty is arguably the most significant Northern Irish artist of his generation.  

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is True Nature by Willie Doherty.

Riann Coulter writes in The Irish Times:

‘Commissioned by The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, and first exhibited there in 1999, True Nature marked a thematic departure for Doherty from works rooted in the Troubles. It features journalistic video footage of interviews that Doherty conducted in Chicago with second- and third-generation Irish-Americans, who had never visited Ireland’. 

An essay on Willie Doherty appears in Art and Architecture of Ireland Volume V: Twentieth Century. Read the entry here.

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