by Michael Reynolds
oil on board, 2004
48 in. x 36 5/8 in. (1219 mm x 931 mm)
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Michael Reynolds made three visits to the conductor's home in Lucerne, Switzerland where this portrait was produced entirely from life. Reluctant to sacrifice valuable working time, Haitink chose to be painted in his study at work on Mahler's Sixth Symphony, which was performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden at the Barbican. 'An intensely moving performance because of its architectural integrity and musical momentum' wrote Tom Service in The Guardian.
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- Recent commissions and acquisitions (20 July 2005 - 25 September 2005)
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Events of 2004back to top
Current affairsArmed robbers raid the Northern Bank in Belfast, stealing £26.5 million. Gunmen entered the homes of two bank officials, kidnapping their families and forcing them to let them into the bank, before loaded cash into vans and drove off. Police and the British and Irish governments claimed that the Provisional IRA was responsible and several of the people arrested had PIRA, Real IRA and Sinn Féin connections.
Art and scienceA fire at Charles Saatchi's art warehouse destroys some of the icons of Brit Art. Hell by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With and The Hut by Tracey Emin and works by Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Hume and Rachel Whiteread were among the casualties.
InternationalAn earthquake in the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day causes a tsunami that kills nearly 230,000 people when it hit the coasts of Southeast Asia. The earthquake itself was the second most powerful ever recorded on a seismograph and waves from the tsunami - the most devastating in history - were up to 30 metres high.
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