Bar Irlandes. Poems by Ciaran Carson, John Hewitt, Michael Longley and Paul Muldoon. Four Mixed Mezzotints by Alfonso L. Monreal. Foreword by Frank Ormsby. One of 25 Copies (1-XXV) For Private Distribution, Signed by the Artist. The Text was screen printed on Guarro & Somerset 300gms. The book was produced with the assistance of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Spring 1999. Oblong folio, housed in publisher's cardboard box. Fine as issued.
Mexican artist Alfonso Monreal (born 1953) studied architecture at Guanajuato University before moving to Paris where he worked at Atelier 17 with renowned printmaker William Hayter. Monreal moved to Ireland in 1982. Since this time he has lectured at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and the University of Ulster, Belfast. Monreal has received awards in both Mexico and Ireland and is an elected member of Aosdána. His work is included in the collections of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Ulster Museum, Belfast.