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  • LE BROCQUY’S FANTAIL PIGEONS THE TOP LOT AT DE VERES

    Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940) Still Life with a Compotier of Fruit made 72,000.

    Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) Still Life with a Compotier of Fruit made 72,000.

    Louis le Brocquy’s Fantail Pigeons sold for 81,000 at de Veres in Dublin on March 25.  It was the top lot in a hotly contested Irish art auction where 75 per cent of lots on offer found buyers.  Girl With Stripes by Colin Middleton and  a Still Life by Roderic O’Conor each sold for 72,000.

    Arkle Racing, Marlborough St. Dublin by John Doherty made 26,000 and La Geria by Tony O’Malley sold for 21,000.  Sweet Sir by Gerard Dillon made 17,000 and Hazel Clump by Barrie Cooke, who died this month, sold for 9,500.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 18, 2014)

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