A retrospective no reserve sale from the studio of artist John Kingerlee is to be held by auctioneer Morgan O’Driscoll in Cork on September 18 next. The Birmingham born (in 1936) artist has been a long term resident of the Beara Peninsula in west Cork. The sale will cover the period from 1969 to 2010. Estimates range from 300 to 20,000.
Morgan O’Driscoll has held several successful no reserve art sales this year. Public interest has been high and many works sold for under the low estimate. Kingerlee has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. He applies layers of pigment to form a thick strata of paint akin to the rocky landscape outside his studio window. The sale, which features 136 works, is to be held at the CIT Wandesforde Quay Gallery in Cork city centre on September 18 at 4 p.m.