© National Gallery of Ireland
Colin Davidson, Northern Irish, b.1968
Title: The Day I Heard that Mark Hollis had Died (Self-Portrait)
Date: 2019
Medium: Oil on canvas
105 x 97 cm
Credit Line: Presented, Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland (Patrons of Irish Art Funds), 2019
Object Number: NGI.2019.238
DescriptionThis work featured in the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition 2019. The Artist had been listening to the music of Talk Talk while painting this self-portrait, and was alarmed to hear of the death of the band's lead singer Mark Hollis before completing the picture. He noticed, having heard the news, that his expression had changed and sought to capture this change in the final portrait.

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