A painter’s painter

Why is it that those in power in the Irish art world so seriously neglect their major artists? Stroll through any contemporary art museum in mainland Europe and you will find major attention being paid to contemporary artists. Peruse their bookshops and you will find large numbers of retrospective exhibition catalogues (in Ireland most artists, like Mick Cullen, are dead before the possibility is even thought of), not to mention an enviable series of their catalogues raisonnés.

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