Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While we are practicing social distancing, we still wanted to celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick with a shout out to Dublin born artist Alen MacWeeney. Mr. MacWeeney began his career in Paris as Richard Avedon’s assistant. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, LIFE, House & Garden, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, and many more. To learn more about his work and life, check out his website at www.alenmacweeney.com/home.
Bloody Foreland or known in the Irish language as Cnoc Fola, is in the north west of Donegal, Ireland. According to their tourist website, It has spectacular sunsets, magnificent scenery, and wild Atlantic waves crashing onto its rugged coastline.
Birds, Bloody Foreland, Donegal, 1967
Endura color print on photographic paper
Gift of Douglas Smith ’84
Samek Art Museum Collection