World’s best known artists set to launch new Dublin district

by Gazette Reporter
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Works by Warhol, Dali and Banksy will feature in one of Ireland’s biggest public art exhibitions – being staged to launch a brand new district in Dublin.

The recently developed Charlemont Square is set to host the exhibition across 20,000 sq ft, from October 6-29.

Hosted by Gormleys, the exhibition will feature the largest collection of Andy Warhol pieces to go on sale in Ireland with 25 original silkscreens – from his iconic soup cans to celebrated celebrity portraits such as his stunning Mick Jagger (€170,000), which is signed by both Warhol and Jagger. 

One of Warhol’s famed soup cans from 1968, Campbell’s Soup Cans I: Green Pea, (€88,000), will also be on show.

The exhibition will also feature artworks by Damien Hirst, Salvador Dali, David Hockney and Julian Opie will also be on show, alongside leading Irish artists Patrick O’Reilly, Martin Mooney, Peter Monaghan, Maser and Gordon Harris. 

Art afficionados will appreciate other key pieces which include David Hockney’s ‘View of Hotel Well’, €100,000, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Rome Pays Off’, €112,000, Damien Hirst’s ‘Ciclopirox Olamine’, €22,500, Harland Millers ‘Hates Out of Date’ €21,000, Keith Haring’s Pop Shop II €54,000 and Salvador Dali’s Triumphant Elephant, €30,000.

This is Gormleys most ambitious indoor show to date, and follows its successful large-scale Art and Soul outdoor exhibitions around the country.

“This is an amazing opportunity for Dubliners to see some of the world’s greatest artists in an incredible location,” said James Gormley of Gormleys.

“We are passionate about supporting Irish art, so we are proud to be showcasing some of the biggest names in international art alongside leading Irish artists.”

The exhibition will also feature a sculpture display with life-size works by renowned Irish sculptors Patrick O’Reilly, Ian Pollock, Eamonn Ceannt and John Fitzgerald. 

Renowned Irish artists will also take centre stage, with Martin Mooney, Peter Monaghan and Maser each showcasing a new series of paintings. 

One of Patrick O’Reilly’s iconic Bear sculptures will also feature. Heading to Court, (€150,000), is 250cm in height and depicts a teddy bear going to play tennis with a racquet and ball in hand. 

Developed by McGarrell Reilly, Charlemont Square in Dublin 2 is a new landmark development and part of the transformative Charlemont Street regeneration project, featuring state-of-the-art office, retail, dining and living quarters. 

At its heart is a new central square aimed at recreational uses and hosting vibrant and diverse cultural events.

“McGarrell Reilly is a long-term supporter of the arts and is delighted to partner with Gormleys for this exhibition at Charlemont Square,” said Deirdre Reilly, COO of McGarrell Reilly.

“We are excited to host such an exceptional range of artists and we anticipate it will be a special event for the City.”

The exhibition runs from Oct 6-29 and is open daily from 11am-7pm. Entry is free and no advance booking is required. For more information visit


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