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The Beast
Irish School
38 x 60 x 21 cm


Gibson Fund Acquisition 1972
This bronze sculpture shows one of the typical subjects of the artist John Behan, who often works with themes inspired by ancient culture and myth. In the 1970’s, Behan created other works inspired by similar beasts, such as Minotaur. His sculptures are characterised by a sense of energy and vitality. They also have a strong materiality, due also to the technique employed by Behan, in which the sculpture appears almost to have been assembled from disparate bronze elements.

John Behan
Irish School

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