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In the Frame: Art at Mason Hayes & Curran

30 July 2015

Kevin Hoy, John Boyd Porcus VIII

We are fortunate to have one of the most important corporate collections of Irish and international contemporary art in Dublin. Included in the collection is “Porcus VIII” by well-known artist John Boyd.

Kevin Hoy, Partner and Head of Real Estate is pictured with the piece, which he has chosen as his favourite in our collection; “’Ar mhuin na muice’ is a well-known Irish phrase – being on the pig’s back, doing well. There has been little enough of that in Ireland in recent years, but things are improving.”

“John Boyd’s Porcus VIII reminds us that success does not necessarily equal happiness. There is a hint of Beckett in the simple background, glum human and Delphic pig, which makes me smile. The man seems to holding a lead and yet when you look closely at the painting, the connection is almost ephemeral, so who is leading whom?”

Support of visual arts is a large part of our CSR strategy and we are a long-time supporter of the organisation “Business to Arts”, whose aim is to broker, enable and support creative partnerships between business and the arts. We are also proud to sponsor Temple Bar Gallery + Studios’ art education programme, which works with three schools in our local Ringsend area.

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