Largest Sculptures at Art and Soul

The two largest Irish sculptures to come to the art market will go on display this week at international art and sculpture fair Art and Soul.

Larger than Life, from Patrick O’Reilly’s bear series, stands at an impressive 4m and is the largest single bronze sculpture by an Irish artist. It will be joined by Wind and Sea by Paddy Campbell, which reaches 4.3m. The pieces have a combined value of over €900,000 and weigh around 2 tonnes each. 

The final touches are being made at the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast ahead of this weekend’s fair opening, which showcases €7 million worth of works by Andy Warhol, Banksy, Damien Hirst and Keith Haring.

Art and Soul, curated by Gormleys, is the island’s largest ever sculpture exhibition and runs from next Saturday, August 19th, until September 10th. The free event will feature a major outdoor exhibition of 80 large sculptures and installations set throughout 12 acres of landscaped grounds.

More than 280 works by international artists alongside leading Irish sculptors Patrick O’Reilly, Ian Pollock, Bob Quinn, Sandra Bell, Eamonn Ceannt, John Fitzgerald, Anthony Scott and Orla De Brí will go on display.

It will also include exhibitions by renowned Irish artists Martin Mooney, Maser, Peter Monaghan, Gordon Harris and Stephen Forbes. The hotel’s interior will display 100 artworks by some of the world’s best-known artists, including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Damien Hirst, Salvador Dali and Banksy.