The top lot at the John Kingerlee retrospective studio sale in Cork was Kilcatherine Landscape. It made 9,000 in a no reserve Morgan O’Driscoll auction against an estimate of 15,000-20,000.
In general works sold for from one quarter to one half of the lower estimate in a 136 lot sale which realised 128,000. Dating from 1969 to 2010 they were offered by Kingerlee’s patron, the northern Irish businessman Larry Powell. He has promoted exhibitions by the west Cork based artist from America to China. Estimates ranged from 300 to 20,000. Morgan O’Driscoll has held a number of no reserve studio sales this year. In each of them a number of works have sold for below the low estimate.
(See antiquesandartireland.com for August 20)