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FURNITURE, ART AND ASIAN ART AT SHEPPARDS OF DURROW

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Furniture, fine art, decorative art and Asian art will all come under the hammer at three days of auctions at Sheppards in Durrow, Co. Laois on April 29 and 30 and on May 1. More than 1950 lots are listed on the catalogue for the Outstanding Interiors and Exteriors sale, which is online.  Here is a small selection:

Walnut bureau bookcase c1680 (3,000-4,000).

Walnut bureau bookcase c1680 (3,000-4,000).

Georeg I walnut and inlaid tallboy (2,500-3,500).

George I walnut and inlaid tallboy (2,500-3,500).

Pair of George III Chippendale elbow chairs (2,400-2,800)

Pair of George III Chippendale elbow chairs (2,400-2,800)

19th century inlaid cased regulator wall clock (6,000-9,000)

19th century inlaid cased regulator wall clock (6,000-9,000)

Polychrome wood panel Christ in Majesty (4,000-6,000)

Polychrome wood panel Christ in Majesty (4,000-6,000)

Pair of Irish 18th century brass barrelled flintlock blunderbusses (1,500-2,500)

Pair of Irish 18th century brass barrelled flintlock blunderbusses (1,500-2,500)

19th century Chinese vase (600-900).

19th century Chinese vase (600-900).

One of a pair of mid-18th century Italian gilt framed mirrors  (6,000-9,000).

One of a pair of mid-18th century Italian gilt framed mirrors (6,000-9,000).

Samuel Spode - Chestnut in a stable (2,000-3,000)

Samuel Spode – Chestnut in a stable (2,000-3,000)

 

FRESH TO MARKET YEATS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S RDS SALE

Monday, April 21st, 2014

 

Jack B. Yeats The Young One, dated 1891 on label.

Jack B. Yeats The Young One, dated 1891 on label.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,500 AT HAMMER.

A fresh to market watercolour by Jack B. Yeats is the catalogue cover lot for the Morgan O’Driscoll’s evening auction of Irish art at the RDS in Dublin on April 28. Dated from 1891 The Young One depicts O’Connell St. in Sligo on what is probably market day.  Yeats was brought up in Sligo and retained his affection for the city.  The work is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  Highlights include works by Paul Henry, Gerard Dillon, Donald Teskey, William Conor and Cecil Maguire. Here is a small selection. 

Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958) A Western Landscape 1919 (40,000-60,000).

Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)
A Western Landscape 1919 (40,000-60,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 37,500 AT HAMMER

 

Walter Frederick Osborne RHA (1859-1903) An Interior of a Coach House  oil on board (20,000-30,000).

Walter Frederick Osborne RHA (1859-1903)
An Interior of a Coach House
oil on board (20,000-30,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

 

William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011) Island Field  (6,000-9,000).

William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)
Island Field (6,000-9,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

 

Donald Teskey (b.1956) Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, September '96  (5,000-7,000).

Donald Teskey (b.1956)
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, September ’96 (5,000-7,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

 

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979) The Game  (1,500-2,500).

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979)
The Game (1,500-2,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

 

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Figures in Landscape  oil on board 93,000-5,000).

Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
Figures in Landscape
oil on board (3,000-5,000). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

 

A VIDEO ON MONET’S WATER LILIES

Monday, April 21st, 2014

This is a video from Christie’s on Monet’s 1907 Water Lilies which comes up in New York on May 6 estimated at $25-35 million.  (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 6, 2014).

THE ART OF TRAVEL AT CHRISTIE’S, SOUTH KENSINGTON

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The Art of Travel  new annual summer sale of vintage travel posters and luggage celebrating the golden age of tourism will be held at Christie’s, South Kensington, London on June 18.  With the arrival of the railway in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, artists, writers, and aristocrats flocked to the Côte d’Azur to experience the unique landscape, light, and luxury of the region. The beautiful art deco style posters that were commissioned by the railway companies remind us of the timeless appeal of this glamorous and beautiful region. A selection of the works on offer will be on view at a special exhibition in the JW Marriott Cannes throughout the film festival from May 14 – 25.  Highlights include spectacular posters by A.M. Cassandre and Roger Broders: 

Roger Broders (1883-1953)  AGAY lithograph in colours, c.1930 (£6,000-8,000).

Roger Broders (1883-1953)
AGAY
lithograph in colours, c.1930 (£6,000-8,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £5,625

 

A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968),  COTE D’AZUR, 1931  (£10,000-15,000).  Courtesy, Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968),
COTE D’AZUR, 1931 (£10,000-15,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £10,000

 

Roger Broders (1883-1953)  THE FRENCH RIVIERA FOR PERPETUAL SUNSHINE, 1930 (£4,000-6,000).

Roger Broders (1883-1953)
THE FRENCH RIVIERA FOR PERPETUAL SUNSHINE, 1930 (£4,000-6,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014 UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £4,375

 

BRUEGHEL’S CALVARY AT SOTHEBY’S THIS SUMMER

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

 

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Calvary - 1615 (£3-4 million).

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Calvary – 1615 (£3-4 million). (Click on image to enlarge it).

An imposing landscape with the Crucifixion by  Pieter Brueghel the Younger is part of a remarkable group of Flemish Old Master paintings from the Coppée Collection to be sold at Sotheby’s in London this summer. Assembled by the Belgian industrialist Evence Coppée III (1882-1945) in the 1920′s  the collection is comprised almost exclusively of 16th and 17th century works.  There is an emphasis on the works of Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1637/8) and the Brueghel family. Of the paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger the sale will feature  the landscape with the Crucifixion (£3-4 million), an Outdoor Wedding Dance (£1.-1.5 million) and an evocative Winter Landscape (£1-1.5 million). The selection also encompasses impressive paintings resulting from a collaboration between Jan Brueghel the Younger and artists such as Frans Francken the Younger and Hendrik van Balen the Elder, as well as works from the North Netherlandish School and the School of Northern France.

Passed on by direct descent from Baron Coppée, these works have not appeared on the market for almost a century. They will be auctioned as part of a group of 19 paintings from the Coppée Collection at Sotheby’s Old Master sales on July 9 and 10, 2014.  The Calvary is one of only two signed works by Brueghel on the subject of the Crucifixion.  It ranks amongst the rarest of his compositions.

MARINE PAINTING BY VILHELM HAMMERSHOI AT SOTHEBY’S

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Sun over the Sea by Vilhelm Hammershøi.

Sun over the Sea by Vilhelm Hammershøi.

One of the only known marine paintings by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi comes up at Sotheby’s sale of 19th Century European Paintings in London on May 22.  Sun Over the Sea is estiamted at £100,000-150,000. The auction will feature a second painting by Hammershøi with a maritime subject the Old Warehouse in Christianshavn (£80,000-100,000).  Both pictures are from Danish private collections and come to market for the first time.

Claude Piening of Sotheby’s said: Hammershøi’s timeless and quietly understated images continue to cast their spell on today’s collectors. For our upcoming sale in May, we are fortunate to be offering two exterior views painted in Copenhagen. Sun over the Sea is an especially exciting rediscovery, arguably the only painting by Hammershøi to depict not only the open ocean, but the glowing orb of the sun, the source of light in so many of his more familiar interior scenes.”

NEW TO MARKET WORK BY YEATS AND HENRY AT BONHAMS

Monday, April 14th, 2014
ack Butler Yeats’ Island Men Returning.

ack Butler Yeats’ Island Men Returning.  UPDATE: THIS MADE £69,700

Boats at Sea by Paul Henry.

Boats at Sea by Paul Henry.

New to market paintings by Jack Butler Yeats and Paul Henry will be offered by Bonhams in London on May 28.  Consigned from private collections in the UK and Canada each work is estimated at £60,000-80,000. Island Men Returning by Yeats dates from 1919 and depicts currachs pulling back into harbour.   Boats at Sea by Henry was finished in 1936.

Penny Day, Bonhams Head of Irish Art says “We are thrilled to be offering these two exceptional works by such stellar Irish names. Both featuring boats at sea and never before offered at auction, they present a golden opportunity to acquire a fresh and rare marine painting by two of Ireland’s most famous artists”.

Both works will be on public view at Bonhams Dublin Gallery on Molesworth Street from May 11-14.

RICHTER AND POLKE AT CHRISTIE’S MAYFAIR

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Gerhard Richter Kerze, 1982 Oil on canvas, 83 x 62.2cm On loan from a private collection (Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014).

Gerhard Richter
Kerze, 1982
Oil on canvas, 83 x 62.2cm
On loan from a private collection (Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014).

Sigmar Polke Untitled, 1983 Acrylic, artificial resin, lacquer and dispersion Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

Sigmar Polke
Untitled, 1983
Acrylic, artificial resin, lacquer and dispersion Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

Two giants of painting, Gerhard Richter (born 1932) and Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) will be celebrated at Christie’s in London over the coming months.  Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke brings together 65 works from 30 collections to create the artists’ first joint show in almost 50 years.  Their show at Gallerie h in Hanover in 1966 has assumed legendary status. This was a declaration of their intention to resurrect painting by deconstructing it and opening up new possibilities.

Francis Outred, Christie’s Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Europe, says: “Richter and Polke are the dynamic duo of German painting in the past 50 years. They became friends in the early ’60s, seeking to reinvent painting by deconstructing it, mixing all the pieces together and putting it back together again to open up new possibilities, as witnessed in their landmark 1966 two-man show, Richter/Polke. We take this 1966 exhibition as a starting point for charting their work in the ensuing decades. While their friendship waned and they developed in different directions - Richter stayed close to home in Cologne, Polke wandered the world – both remained true to their shared belief in painting as an essential medium. Despite their divergent paths, their art and ideas overlap in interesting ways. ”

The exhibition will be at Christie’s Mayfair, 103 New Bond St. from April 25 to July 7.

SIX LATE SELF PORTRAITS BY ANDY WARHOL AT SOTHEBY’S

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Andy Warhol  Six Self Portaits, 1986 ($25-35 million). Copyright in this image is vested in Sotheby's.

Andy Warhol Six Self Portaits, 1986 ($25-35 million). Copyright in this image is vested in Sotheby’s.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $30,125,000

A group of six self-portraits by Andy Warhol will come up at Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art in New York on May 14.  Executed in 1986 – 20 years after the artists last series of self-portraits and just months before his unexpected death – the group represents the definitive self image of Warhol and his brand. They are among the last and greatest works of his career.

The group was acquired by the present owners in July 1986 from the London gallery of legendary dealer Anthony d’Offay.  They bought it soft $57,500.  Now to be offered as one lot it is estimated at $25-35 million. Warhol had laid out strict instructions as to the height at which they should be hung (so as to correspond exactly with his own head height) and to the sequencing (blue, green, orange, lilac, pale blue, pink).  They have hung in that manner for the last 28 years.

JEFF KOONS’ POPEYE AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Jeff Koons Popeye signed, dated 2009-2011 and numbered 3/3.

Jeff Koons
Popeye
signed, dated 2009-2011 and numbered 3/3.  UPDATE: IT MADE $28,165,000

AN immaculate, gleaming, seven-foot tall statue of Popeye by Jeff Koons comes up at Sotheby’s New York evening auction of contemporary art on May 14.  The cartoon character and American pop culture icon is Koons’ most accomplished and major work of recent years. It is from an edition of three and no example has appeared at auction until now. The present Popeye has never been exhibited publicly, and will make its debut in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries on May 2.  The estimate is in the region of $25 million.

Flawlessly finished in kaleidoscope glazes Popeye stands at the culmination of a long line of sculptures in which Koons has sought to re-frame the terms of high art for the masses. Originally conceived in 1929 as part of a newspaper comic strip Popeye became a cultural phenomenon during the Great Depression. Ordinary, tough, resilient, confident and super strong Popeye personified the American dream. Koons began referencing Popeye in 2000 but it was not until 2009 that he reappropriated this American champion in heroic sculptural over life size form as an icon for a new millennium.

Alex Rotter, Co-Head of Sotheby’s Worldwide Contemporary Art Department, commented: “The history of Pop Art begins and ends with Popeye. From his first representations by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol in the 1960s, to the present three-dimensional crescendo by Jeff Koons a half century later, this ultimate American hero and self-made man has remained a true icon of both art history and popular culture.”

Here is a video about the the work: