I had gravitated towards The Quare Bird, John Behan's endearing sculpture of a demented hen in the middle of the Crawford's Lower Gallery. But le Brocquy was having none of it - his magnificent wool tapestry, Allegory, demanded my attention. Those familiar figures of his look so perfectly at home in what was a foreign medium to the artist when Allegory was completed in 1950.
The event was the opening of On Reflection: Modern Irish Art...
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