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‘68–76’, Belfast

© the artist. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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This painting was inspired by the artist’s visit to the Grand Central Hotel, in April 1974, very soon after two large bombs had been detonated in vehicles parked beside it. As the principal Army billet in Belfast, the former luxury hotel was a major target for Republican paramilitary groups. The painting’s title, from the house numbers painted in reverse on the glass panel above the door, also refers to the period of ‘the Troubles’ up to that point.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1976

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 152.4 x W 152.4 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1989-08-37

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1989

Work type

Painting


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