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This gallery consists of a series of images Ian created between 1982 and 1985 whereby the main theme is of sinister looking men. This is the work that first gained Ian some recognition for his painting and represents some of his finest printmaking. The name Sinister Men came about from Nick Treadwell's (of The Nicholas Treadwell Gallery) description of the painting entitled "Calling". Work included in this group was described in a critic's review for The London Times in 1986 as "As for the few bright stars - Ian Darragh transfers the fashionable dirty mackintosh mysteries of Balthus from girls to boys." This dramatic and masterfully executed series ended in 1985.