Last week U2log asked our friend Derek McAllister to check in on the “In the Time of Shaking” exhibition opening at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, where Edge introduced Yoko Ono to a gallery filled with socialites and media. Asked if he was happy with the new album to date, Edge told Derek, “It’s not just the finished article. But so far I think we will sell over 20 units of the album because the four of us are happy, the team in happy, the manager is happy, and some of our kids seem happy with the tunes on the new album.”
Last night in Dublin, Bono opened a new exhibition of Italian artist Francesco Clemente’s work at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Bono agreed to open the exhibition because he is a major fan of Clemente’s work, possessing several of the artist’s paintings in his home.
The Edge and Bono attended the opening of artist Charlie Whisker’s exhibition at Solomon Gallery in Dublin last night. Whisker has contributed illustrations to several U2 album designs and is the artist who created the metal gates at Bono’s home. Whisker is also the man to whom Gavin Friday and Guggi turned to learn to paint when the Virgin Prunes ended. In January 1988, Whisker, Guggi, Bono and Gavin showed their work in an exhibition called ‘Four Artists, Many Wednesdays’.
Bono, Ali, The Edge and assorted Dublin celebs turned up for the opening of Guggi’s “New Work” exhibition, Monday evening October 7. ShowBizIreland has the pictures.