David Ireland | the artist
The artist David Ireland
Born Aug 25 1930, Bellingham, Washington,, USA.
Died May 17 2009, San Francisco area, USA.
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Ideally my work has a visual presence that makes it seem like part of a usual, everyday situation," he says. "I like the feeling that nothing's been designed, that you can't tell where the art stops and starts…
"You can't make art by making art," reflected his belief that the best works of art do not call attention to themselves as such. "Ideally my work has a visual presence that makes it seem like part of a usual, everyday situation. I like the feeling that nothing's been designed, that you can't tell where the art stops and starts."…
David Ireland displays his influences on his creative sleeve, like a long-experienced sergeant sporting multiple chevrons. He pays tribute to Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), the originator of the Found Object as art. Ireland's Duchamp's Tree is a collection of split logs with his initials branded into the ends, mounted on a steel bottle rack; it's a direct homage to the granddaddy of conceptual art.
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