UTV collection classic shows Dillon’s vision

Gerard Dillon’s poignant The Artist in the Country, featuring at Adam’s, chronicles the artist’s life before his untimely death

24th September, 2017
All Dressed up and Nowhere to Go by Daniel O’Neill

Picturesque and deeply moving, Gerard Dillon’s The Artist in the Country, from the UTV Art Collection, is expected to make €15,000-€20,000 at Adam’s this week. Referencing Dillon’s past, present and future, it was executed after his 1967 heart attack and before his death, as he predicted, aged 55 in 1971.

What grew into the UTV collection began in 1959 as a means to fill spaces on walls. Its value today...

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