A new exhibition of 28 Louis Le Brocquy tapestries opens at the Taylor Gallery in Dublin.
The story of the work is linked to central France where the tapestries are made under the guidance of the master weaver René Duché, from Aubusson. He and his team of weavers have been working on the Louis Le Brocquy designs for the past three years. While the work is done by the weavers, Le Brocquy is very much involved at every stage of the design process.
The tapestry exhibition will move on to a number of other European cities after the Dublin exhibition.
Earlier in the year at an auction in Sotheby's of London, a painting by Louis le Brocquy sold for more than a million pounds sterling. 84 year old Le Brocquy recently returned to live in Ireland after years in France.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 November 2000. The reporter is Tommie Gorman.