When paintbrushes meet politics

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Artist’s Studio by Gerard Dillon

Themes of trouble and turbulence dominate Adam’s latest sale of Irish art

Portraits and politics are major themes at Adam’s this week. Headline lots with a chilling relevance in today’s troubled world start with FE McWilliams’s eloquent documentation in bronze of events during the Troubles: Woman of Belfast 10, Woman in a Bomb Blast, 1972, and (from his 1975 Banner Series Peace B) his response to the peace movement, which shows how even in the darkest days humour is irrepressible - the subject is two women protesters attacking one another with their ‘Peace’ banners (€8,000-€12,000).

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