Exhibition 13 August to 2 October, 2005
This was the Irish premier of 89 Seconds at Alcázar by New York based Eve Sussman and The Rufus Corporation. The work is an exquisite re-creation of the moments leading up to and immediately following the scene portrayed in the renowned masterpiece Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor) painted by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez in 1656. It is a celebration of painting, a refined choreography and a high definition video revelation. It had its first showing at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York, where it was the hit of the exhibition. The piece was sold in a limited edition of 10 and is owned by the Museum of Modern Art and is in the collection of Ninah and Michael Lynne. Mr. Lynne is co-chairman of New Line Cinema.