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In the Frame: Art at Mason Hayes & Curran - Ailbhe Cantwell

07 June 2019

We are fortunate to have one of the most important corporate art collections of Irish and International contemporary art in Dublin. Included in the collection is "Hippopotamus I" by John Boyd. Ailbhe Cantwell, Legal Secretary and winner of our inaugural Staff Art Competition, explains why she has chosen this piece from the collection: 

"This piece is a great example of the power of negative space and the bold shapes really draw the eye to it.  The muted yet rich colours highlight this artist's signature brushstrokes, as does the composition of a portrait in profile.  The subject's focal point is off the canvas – it makes me want to look around the frame and see what the hippo is reacting to!"

Our art collection gives pleasure and inspiration to Mason Hayes & Curran's staff and visitors and marks the firm as one of Ireland's main supporters of the visual arts in the professional and business sectors.

Read more In the Frames:

In the Frame: Art at Mason Hayes & Curran - David Hickey

In the Frame: Art at Mason Hayes & Curran - Lynda Nyhan

In the Frame: Art at Mason Hayes & Curran - Christine O’Donovan

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