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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

    Names, Names, Names

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    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)
    Names, Names, Names
    signed 'Gerard/Dillon' (lower right), signed again and inscribed '"NAMES, NAMES,/NAMES."/Gerard Dillon/3 Greville Rd LONDON N.W.6.' (on a label attached to the backboard)
    pencil, watercolour, bodycolour, crayon and collage on a printed base
    25½ x 39½ in. (64.8 x 100.4 cm.)
    Executed circa 1966.


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    Names, Names, Names, painted towards the end of Dillon's life, encorporates the figure of the pierrot to symbolise himself. Dillon's three brothers had all died from heart disease in the early 1960s and he would suffer later in that decade. The pierrot or harlequin is used as a symbol for his grief and sadness, and can be seen recurring throughout his work of this period.

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    Provenance

    with Oriel Gallery, Dublin.