Le Brocquy’s ‘mysterious box’

Le Brocquy’s ‘mysterious box’ View Gallery
Sea Shanty by Beatrice Glenavy

Examples from the iconic Head series and other portraits of significance come to Whyte’s

In 1964, Louis Le Brocquy embarked on his Head series and, in effect, reinvented the portrait. It was on a visit to the Musée d’Homme in Paris that it occurred to him that the Melanesian/Polynesian image of the head represented ‘the mysterious box which contains the spirit: the outer reality of the invisible interior world of consciousness’. Whyte’s forthcoming sale offers three superb examples of his interpretation.

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