Lives in United States.
Brian O'Doherty renounced his name, adopting that of Patrick Ireland, in reaction to the Bloody Sunday killings in Northern Ireland (1972). Born in Ireland, O'Doherty started his working life as a medical doctor. Following his emigration to the USA in 1957, he devoted himself to the visual arts and first established himself as an influential writer and critic (he is best known for his seminal essays, Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space, 1976). Pioneering conceptual art from the 1960s defined his transition from writer to artist. As Brian O'Doherty and Patrick Ireland, he has produced a rich body of work which includes drawings, sculptures, installations, paintings and a category called gestures. Constantly challenging, O'Doherty/Ireland's work has pushed the boundaries of conceptualism and today he stands as an important figure in the history of contemporary art.
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The Strange Case of Madem...
Brian O'Doherty, The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P., 1992. Book, ink, paper, 19.7 x 12.9 cm, 228 p, language: English, publisher: London: Arcadia Books Ltd., ISBN 1-900850-67-2.
The Deposition of Father ...
Brian O'Doherty, The Deposition of Father McGreevy, 1999. Book, ink, paper, 19.6 x 12.9 cm, 314 p, language: English, publisher: London: Arcadia Books Ltd., ISBN 1-900850-68-0.
The Crossdresser's Secret
Brian O'Doherty, The Crossdresser's Secret, 2014. Book, ink, paper, 19.8 x 13 cm, 473 p., language: English, publisher: Sternberg Press Berlin, ISBN 9783943365962.
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Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra