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This gallery consists of two closely related subjects grouped together - Circus and Stage, which were created between 1981 and 1990. However, you will find in the archive that the Circus is a subject that appears to have always fascinated Ian as it recurs throughout his entire body of work; starting with his earliest known drawings. The paintings and drawings in this theme tend to be distinguished by varying reddish tones. Of particular note in each category are 1989's Circus Scene III (large) and 1990's Entrance II, both large-format paintings created during Ian's first years in New York City, beautiful pieces that currently reside in Northern Ireland.