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If you lived in rural Cork in the 60s and wanted your picture taken, there was only one place to go: Dennis Dinneen's barIn 2003, aged 16, David J Moore moved to the small town of Macroom in County Cork, where he soon gravitated to Dinneen's bar to play pool with the local lads. “It was a regular country pub except that the walls were covered in black and white photographs,” he recalls. “There were all these amazing shots of the locals and the town as well as family gatherings and celebrations. It took me a while to find out that the publican, Dennis Dinneen, was also the photographer.”Dinneen's bar is still a magnet for the locals of Macroom, but the man himself died in 1985, leaving behind an archive of over 20,000 images that amounts to a sustained snapshot of the town and its inhabitants. An exhibition of his work, entitled Small Town Portraits and curated by Moore, has just opened at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin.Many of the images are formal, but some have a strange casualness, which might be to do with the adjacent bar Continue reading...
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: The Guardian Art News
Dennis Dinneen turned his pub into a photography studio, and everyone stopped by – from awkward teenagers to boozy wedding parties Continue reading...
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Mr. McConaughey demonstrates his golfing technique, then compares it to acting, on “Feherty.” And the Riddler makes a formal introduction on “Gotham.”
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: New York Times Art News
In the end, the show said something quite old-fashioned, but no less essential.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Contrary to some assumptions, Taylor may turn out to be Axe's truest protégé and disciple.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Christian Borle is the eccentric Willy Wonka in this tentative musical based on the Roald Dahl children's classic.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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In this endlessly fascinating work, Annie Baker, the author of “The Flick,” considers the art and necessity of fabulation.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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For all its melancholy, “The Leftovers” rarely gets enough credit for its humor.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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The troupe presented its fifth New York season since its reboot, at City Center.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
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How one reader came under the spell of Walcott's poetry. And a suggested starter kit to his poems.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
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An impressive cast at the Juilliard School, performing an English translation of Janacek's “Katya Kabanova,” brings special intensity to a rustic tragedy.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
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The 20-year-old Atlanta artist came to New York for a trip that demonstrated how quickly the internet can change a rapper's life.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
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In the first in a new audio-visual series on celebrated Australian photographs, we look at this 1930s image shot on a New South Wales beach Click on the audio buttons to hear the discussion between the Guardian Australia picture editor, Jonny Weeks, the Guardian Australia photographer, Mike Bowers, the senior curator of photography at the National Gallery of Australia, Shaune Lakin, and the curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Pippa Milne.It's possible the iconic version has become iconic by accidentWhat I love about that photograph is you can see his crow's feet. He's a bit sun-ravagedWe've been able to draw a line under the question for trainspottersThe war obviously changed him a great deal because Meat Queue is a far cry from SunbakerThe way we think of Olive Cotton has been too heavily influenced by the fact that she was briefly married to Max DupainI think contemporary photographers have stopped unpicking the icons ... but it's circulating in a lot of different pools Continue reading...
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Source: The Guardian Art News
In a case involving an estate and a Sotheby's expert's valuation of two paintings by old masters, a judge sides with the Internal Revenue Service.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Source: New York Times Art News
Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn play two versions of Albert Einstein in National Geographic's compelling new series.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Source: New York Times Art News