War in the name of art

Art wars erupted in Dublin this week when certain gallery owners took exception to the thinking behind Ben Dunne’s announced intention of opening an art gallery.

10th March, 2007

Art wars erupted in Dublin this week when certain gallery owners took exception to the thinking behind Ben Dunne’s announced intention of opening an art gallery.

There followed a heated exchange on live radio between Dunne and some gallery owners, among them Noel le Campbell Sharpe of the Origin Gallery in Dublin.

‘‘It occurred to me that it’s hard enough for artists to get a showing at all and when they do they...

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