STABLE Art Series 2: Flight by Louis le Brocquy
We are delighted to re-introduce this rare and beautiful work.
Created in 1954, Flight was designed as part of a series of screen-printed fabric furnishings for Irish businessman John Maguire. Maguire also commissioned well-known Irish artists Pat Scott, Neville Johnson and Thurloe Connolly. Flight is typical of the newly bold and exuberant mid-twentieth-century textile patterns.
We worked with a sample of the original fabric held in the Irish National Museum and reproduced the design onto a gorgeous silk crepe-de-Chine fabric. From this we have made up a very limited number of scarves to wear or frame.
Flight follows on from our first STABLE Art Series project, Pub Wall by Pat Scott, which we reproduced in 2014 as a run of ninety-three scarves to celebrate Scott’s ninety-three years of life and art.
Our thanks go to all who helped to make it happen, especially Anne Madden, the Maguire and le Brocquy families, Alex Ward from the National Museum, and Eric Pearce who with Pat Scott gave us wonderful support and encouragement from the beginning of STABLE.
Lois Le Brocquy
Born in Dublin in 1916, Louis le Brocquy is a towering figure in the history of Irish painting. According to a recent editorial in The Irish Times: ‘This self-taught artist has come to be recognised both at home and internationally as the foremost Irish painter of the 20th century.’1His work has received much international attention and many accolades in a career that spans seventy years of creative practice. He died in 2012.
Flight by louis Le Brocquy Crepe de Chine Silk Scarf is available from the STABLE Store, 2 Westbury Mall, Balfe Street, Dublin 2. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.