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Wednesday 16 August 2017

BOD's left holding baby ... in gallery's window

PARTY: Amy and Brian at black-tie 21st bash

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman at the 21st birthday celebrations for Jett Desmond at the Pavillion in Leopardstown racecourse. Photo: Arthur Carron/Collins
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman at the 21st birthday celebrations for Jett Desmond at the Pavillion in Leopardstown racecourse. Photo: Arthur Carron/Collins

AMY Huberman could be forgiven for her double-take when she spotted husband Brian and their baby Sadie in an art gallery window while walking through Dublin.

The actress posted a snapshot of the caricature to her Twitter account with the caption "Ah cute".

Brian, in a rugby jersey with a ball in one hand and six-month-old baby Sadie tucked firmly under his other arm, was centre stage in the window of the Balla Ban Art Gallery on Westbury Mall.

Gallery manager Frank O'Dea was chuffed by Amy's interest. "She was walking past here and stopped to look at it. She said she loved it and asked if she could take a photo and I said of course she could."

The 34-year-old did not go as far as buying the painting, which is by Dublin-based Ray Sherlock and is €275.

"It's a watercolour caricature," O'Dea said, "and it's just been in for a few days now." O'Dea set the Balla Ban Gallery up in 2009 with the aim to feature works from both emerging and established contemporary Irish and European artists.

Meanwhile, Brian and Amy were among hundreds who turned out for a black-tie gala dinner hosted by MCD boss Denis Desmond and wife Caroline Downey to mark their son Jett's 21st birthday last night.

It was a star-studded affair at the Pavilion at Leopardstown racecourse in Dublin, with actor Liam Cunningham, Boyzone's Mikey Graham and wife Karen and Def Leppard stars Joe Elliot and Rick Savage.

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