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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 “Marilyn Not Smiling” by Bartosz Kolata.

Mark Adair, Commercial Partner, has chosen this piece as his favorite from our collection and he explains why: “This piece always makes me think of the glamour of the 50s and 60s - a time of movie stars, political upheaval and cultural revolution. It perfectly captures Marilyn Monroe as the icon at the centre of it all, exuding her effortless charm and style. The carefully structured colour pallete shows off Marilyn’s dazzling public lifestyle that won the hearts of millions of men. The viewer is aware though that this was all an illusion and that tragedy that lay ahead.”

Support of the visual arts is a large part of our CSR strategy and we are a long-time supporter of “Business to Arts”, whose aim is to broker, enable and support creative partnerships between business and the arts.

We are also proud to sponsor the Royal Hibernian Academy’s (RHA) art education programme, which works with three schools in our local Ringsend area and allows children to learn about and interact with art.

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