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Kissane, Sean

Overview
Works: 40 works in 91 publications in 2 languages and 1,604 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography  Portraits  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director
Classifications: ND497.F75, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sean Kissane
Dorothy Cross by Dorothy Cross( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was born in Lancashire, England. In 1936, she saw Max Ernst's work at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London, and met the artist at a party the following year. They became a couple almost immediately; when the outbreak of the Second World War separated them, Carrington was devastated, and fled to Spain, then Lisbon, where she married Renato Leduc, a Mexican diplomat, and escaped to Mexico, where she eventually established herself as one of the country's most beloved artists. Leonora Carrington developed an iconography of myth, occultism and alchemy that has resonated strongly with younger artists over the past decade and a half. Incredibly gifted as a technician, Carrington was also possessed of a wild imagination, which she realized with great precision in her canvases. Her leading role as a Surrealist in Paris immediately prior to the war, and her life in Mexico City alongside fellow Surrealist expats Remedios Varo, Kati Horna and Edward James, have been the subject of increased interest and scholarly research. This is the first overview of her work to be published since her death in 2011 at the age of 94. Beautifully produced, with a faux-leather binding, a die-cut cover with foil stamping and 138 color plates (including two gatefolds), this volume looks at the many influences on Carrington's many lives. It explores the Celtic imagery that enchanted her as a child, and the Mexican myths, imagery and stories that informed the second half of her career. Metamorphosis and transformation is an ongoing theme in Carrington's hybrid world, populated with disconcerting hybrid creatures, elongated women and people metamorphosing into birds. This theme also emerges on a more intimate level in her self-portraits and portraits of friends and family. Writing was of equal importance as painting for Carrington, and this volume is supplemented with excerpts from unpublished manuscripts"--Publisher's website
Carlos Garaicoa : overlapping by Mary Cremin( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La quatrième de couverture indique: "Carlos Garaicoa belongs to a generation of artists emerging from Cuba, whose multi-faceted practice and challenging works negotiate between sculpture, photography, drawing, video, installation and urban interventions. This publication documents his continuing exploration of the importance of architecture as a means to deconstruct the complexity of the socio-political and historical narrative of a city. In his work, the city acts as a metaphor not only for the nature of the human condition but as a trope of the failure of 20th century ideologies. Garaicoa uses Havana, the city where he grew up as the starting point for a large number of his works and from there he applies a similar methodology when approaching the megacities in locations such as Japan and Brazil. Garaicoa's publication acts as an archive of a city in stages of ruin and renewal and reflects on the homogenisation of our cities."
In praise of shadows by Gaia Battaglioli( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertical thoughts : Morton Feldman and the visual arts( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Maher : becoming by Alice Maher( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Lee by Catherine Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works in this exhibition range from exquisite polychromatic small wall-mounted pieces such as Other Voices, 1993, to her large-scale sculptures, Hebrides, 2003, which will be installed in the courtyard of IMMA. Materials are explored through the painterly use of hand-patinated bronzes as in the imposing, Sybilla, 2000, or through the elegant use of raku-fired ceramic in the Cubic series
Nalini Malani by Nalini Malani( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition of Nalini Malani, b. 1946, Indian artist, held at Irish Museum of Modern Art, July 11 to October 2007; includes articles on her works
Creative Ireland : the visual arts, contemporary visual arts in Ireland 2000-2011( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Phelan : fragile absolutes by Dublin, Ireland) Irish Museum of Modern Art (Kilmainham( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian Freud by Lucian Freud( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian Freud is often described as Britain's greatest living figurative painter. This publication concentrates on Freud's lasting preoccupation: a concern for the individual and the particular. The book includes many of his newest pieces
Iran do Espírito Santo by Iran do Espírito Santo( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Portuguese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Julien by Dublin, Ireland) Irish Museum of Modern Art (Kilmainham( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Hennessy : de profundis( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange and exotic presence in Irish art," "standing alone" and "very un-Irish" were some of the epithets used to describe Patrick Hennessy (1915-80), one of Ireland's most successful realist painters in the postwar period. Hennessy was educated at Dundee College of Art and in 1937 won a scholarship to Paris where he worked for a time under Fernand Leger. He fused the Surrealist subjectivity he learned there with realism to create works unlike anything being made at the time, including portraits, landscapes, equine studies and still-lifes that found a steady market in Ireland, the UK and the USA. But he painted male nudes and portraits of handsome men that puzzled critics who branded him "something of an outsider." At a time when people were persecuted for their sexual orientation, he made works containing narratives of homosexual life that align him with the queer-art movement that emerged in the 1970s. This publication sheds light on this critically neglected artist and reflects on what his work might mean to an audience today. 00Exhibition: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (24.03.-24.06.2016)
Cecil King : a legacy of painting by Cecil King( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James McKenna by James McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerda Frömel : a retrospective by Jennifer McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Czechoslovakia, Gerda Frömel (1931-1975) moved to Ireland in 1956, where she became a widely celebrated sculptor, drauftswoman and photographer. This volume accompanies the first retrospective since her death, and presents around 100 works. 0Exhibition: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (09.04-05.07.2015)
Mark Manders : parallel occurrence by Mark Manders( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hughie O'Donoghue : Irish Museum of Modern Art 3 March - 17 May 2009 by Hughie O'Donoghue( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orla Barry : portable stones and other works at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, 7 March - 11 June 2006 by Orla Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Carlos Garaicoa : overlappingIn praise of shadowsVertical thoughts : Morton Feldman and the visual artsCatherine LeeNalini MalaniAlan Phelan : fragile absolutesLucian FreudIran do Espírito Santo