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The Patriarch of Conceptual Art

This week we are celebrating the birthday of one of David Ireland’s greatest inspirations, Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp was a French born artist who greatly influenced Ireland and is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. He is most widely known for his...

Melding Art & Life

“So much of what I do is living my life and art simply occurs in the process.” This quote from David Ireland speaks to belief that art and life are inseparable and indistinguishable from one another. This philosophy is directly reflected in 500 Capp Street. Ireland’s...

Capturing 500 Capp Street On The Page

May has been a busy month for the 500 Capp Street Foundation. Not only is construction and restoration making great progress, but we have also had the privilege to celebrate another major milestone. UC Press has published a book titled 500 Capp Street: David Ireland’s House written by...

Van Gogh’s Ear

Next Monday will mark Vincent Van Gogh’s 162nd birthday. Considered now to be one of the most important painters within the post-impressionist movement, Van Gogh’s work has influenced generations of artists. While it would be a stretch to find connections in style between Van Gogh...

Skellig Michael (Blog #30)

With Saint Patrick’s Day approaching, we decided to revisit the catalogs and images from David Ireland’s formative 1993 trip to Skellig Michael. Skellig Michael, or Great Skellig, is the larger of two remote Skellig Islands off the southern coast of Ireland. While surrounded in folklore,...