14 April - 25 June 2010. Irish photographer John Minihan is known primarily for his revealing portraits of heroes of the art and literary world such as Francis Bacon and William Burroughs, however it was his iconic images of Samuel Beckett which catapulted him onto the international stage.
Minihan was first granted an audience with Beckett in 1980; this in itself was an achievement as the camera-shy Beckett shunned publicity. Not long after this Minihan again struck gold with his ethereal depiction of a 19 year-old Lady Diana Spencer in the garden of a children's nursery. Alliance Francaise presents multiple images of Beckett and his Parisian world, as well as portraits of the Dublin writer's contemporaries Jean-Louis Barrault and Nathalie Sarraute.
Mon: 11.30-19.30. Tues-Fri: 09.30-19.30. Sat: 09.30-14.00
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John Minihan: Beckett's Paris
Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel. +353 (0) 1 638 1447 www.alliance-francaise.ie