ROCK royalty U2 turned out to support "an old friend" and add a touch of superstar glamour to artist Anne Madden's new exhibition.
Drummer Larry and his other half Anne Mullen followed shortly behind and U2 bass player Adam Clayton was the only member of the band not present.
London-born Madden established a friendship with U2 over 20 years ago and the group have been collectors of her work for more than a decade.
"I met them in 1984 at an Amnesty International event," Madden told Independent.ie. "I had no idea who they were at the time, they gave us the Joshua Tree album, which I'd also never heard of.
"They're old friends now."
Her exhibition of work has been unveiled a year after the death of her celebrated husband Louis le Brocquy.
Madden's work is on display at the Taylors Galleries on Dublin's Kildare Street until October 26.