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Loopline Launch ‘The Golden Boy’ DVD
09 May 2005 :

Sé Merry Doyle has launched the DVD of his latest documentary, ‘The Golden Boy’, covering the life of Patrick Scott, one of the godfathers of Irish modern art.

Produced by Maria Doyle Kennedy & Andrea Pitt, ‘The Golden Boy’ tells of Scott’s extraordinary life; the historical events that shaped it and it’s colourful cast of characters. Born in Kilbrittain, Co Cork in 1921, it is timely that the story of this unusual man’s quietly subversive approach to life and art is told.

In February 2002 the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery held a major retrospective of Patrick Scott’s life’s work, he was an early member of the White Stag Group and after the war worked as an architect with Michael Scott. His design and mosaics can be seen to great effect in Busarus, Dublin.

In the 1950’s he quit architecture for full time painting, becoming a member of the Living Arts Group alongside Louis Le Brocquy and Mainie Jellett.

Scott won the Guggenheim Award in 1958, became the first living Irish artist to have a painting bought by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1960. One of the early modernists, he is particularly well noted for his gold paintings which he started in the 1960’s and continues to this day.

The film gives an account of Scott’s life as a gay man in Ireland and stories of friends including film director John Huston who opened one of his exhibitions. ‘The Golden Boy’ features appearances by poet Seamus Heaney and potter Stephen Pearce with cameramen Michael O’Conovan and Seamus McGarvey joining Sé Merry Doyle behind the lens.

The film will also be showing free at various venues around Ireland as part of the Bealtaine Festival
May 8 IMMA Dublin 2pm
May 10th Kilkenny County Council Art Office 1pm
May 18th Lewis Gluckman Gallery Cork 1pm
May 19th Limerick City Gallery 1pm
May 20th Model Arts Centre Sligo 1pm

DVDs priced at €25 will be available to purchase from the Hugh Lane Gallery and from Loopline Film.

Contact for enquiries, sales, Loopline Film 01 667 6627 info@loopline.com



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