A major exhibition of Louis Le Brocquy heads go on show at the Hop Store in Dublin.

Artist Louis Le Brocquy and his wife Anne Madden, also an artist, spend most of the year living and working in France. They have returned to Dublin for an exhibition at the Guinness Hop Store.

The exhibition was opened by Taoiseach Charles Haughey who described it as the most complete collection of Louis Le Brocquy's heads yet to be brought together anywhere. The collection includes three oils of Samuel Beckett never before seen in public. At the opening, Mr Haughey paid tribute to the work of Le Brocquy.

Louis Le Brocquy is an example of an Irish artist who can create images which far transcend national boundaries but still draw part of his inspiration from his background and from his Irishness.

Le Brocquy himself is delighted with the exhibition and praises the way the paintings have been hung.

Another exhibition also opened at the Hop Store and features Anne Madden's work. The exhibition features ninety women artists and was curated by the Women Artists Action Group.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 September 1987. The reporter is Caroline Erskine.