Ciaran Lennon (Irish b. 1945)
“Putling IV” (Blue)
Aluminum and Acrylic on Paper
30.25″ x 22.25″ paper
32.75″ x 25″ framed
(A putling is the best person is the world. It is someone you love and care for. You will never want to hurt a putling. It is usually something you call your boyfriend/girlfriend, because good friends are usually named “put” or “putte”.) from www.urbandictionary.com
The critical point has come again: Now the arts have been assimilated to populist entertainment and financial currency. Once again, the arts have to demonstrate that the kind of experience they provide is valuable in its own right… in ways that are unobtainable from any other activity.
– Ciaran Lennon (The History of Modernism- 03/21)
*Other Lennon paintings and giclee’s also available
Born in Dublin in 1947, Ciarán Lennon studied at the National College of Art & Design from 1963 to 1967. He has been awarded the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award twice in 1991 and in 1997. He is a member of Aosdána and in 1996 he was chosen to represent Ireland at the São Paulo Biennial in Brazil. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in museums and art galleries in Ireland and abroad including: the Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; National Gallery of Ireland; Irish Museum of Modern Art; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; Chester Beatty Library, Dublin; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; Annely Juda Fine Art, London and Galerie Lahumier in Paris. His work has also been included in exhibitions representing contemporary Irish art in London, Paris and New York. Lennon’s work is represented in many major collections including Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; the National Gallery of Ireland; Irish Museum of Modern Art; Kamarsky Collection, New York and the Fogg Museum of Fine Art, Harvard. He lives and works in Dublin.