This print was made to mark the survey exhibition of Philip Taaffe's work which took place in 2011 in IMMA. Taaffe chose a key work from the show which he had completed in 2009 and made an archival print of it. Philip Taaffe: Anima Mundi presents more than 30 abstract paintings from the past ten years, including many of the most striking examples of the vivid, complex imagery that characterises Taaffe's highly individual practice. The exhibition also underlines the degree to which Taaffe, together with a handful of other artists, is responsible for the continuing international interest in abstraction which re-emerged in the 1990s.
Born in 1955 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Philip Taaffe studied at the Cooper Union in New York City. His first solo exhibition was in 1982, and his work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, two Sydney Biennials and three Whitney Biennials. In 2000 the IVAM museum in Valencia staged a retrospective survey of his work. Taaffe?s work has also been acquired by some of the world's leading musuems, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, all in New York, and the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.
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Composition with Ornamental Fragments 6, 2011
- Members price available at €750, 20 x 16 ins
- Edition of 20
- Archival pigment print on Hahnemuller 100% cotton 308 gms photorag
- Numbered and signed by the artist
- Printed in Dublin by Inspirational Arts
- €750 full price
- €675 IMMA members price