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    INTERVIEW MAGAZINE SIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL AT IRISH AUCTION

    Saturday, August 11th, 2018

    Interview magazine signed by Andy Warhol  UPDATE: THIS MADE 420 AT HAMMER

    An Interview magazine signed by Andy Warhol is among the lots at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable art which runs until August 13 between 6,30 pm and 11.30 pm.  Interview was an American magazine founded by Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock in 1969. Nicknamed “The Crystal Ball of Pop”  it featured intimate conversations between some of the world’s biggest celebrities artists, musicians and creative thinkers.  It continued after Warhol’s death but the magazine is to fold at the end of this year.

    Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auctions of affordable Irish art have proved popular.  This one features a wide variety of 385 lots ranging from Sir Frederick William Burton, Markey Robinson, Martin Finnin, Norman Teeling and sculptors Patrick O’Reilly and Leo Higgins.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    Sir Frederick William Burton RHA (1816-1900)
    A Country Church  UPDATE: THIS MADE 650 AT HAMMER

    Niall Campion Baltimore Harbour, Co Cork  UPDATE: THIS MADE 650 AT HAMMER

    Still Life – Vase of Flowers by Markey Robinson  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    HIGHEST EUROPEAN TOTAL EVER FOR SALE OF POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

    Christie’s Post War and Contemporary art sale in London tonight realised £137.4 million.  This is the highest total for any sale of Post War and Contemporary art ever held in Europe.  The top lot was Andy Warhol’s Six Self Portraits which realised £22.6 million.  There were registered bidders from 36 countries across five continents and the aucton was 92% sold by lot and 96% sold by value.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for March 3 and February 12, 2018)

    Francis Bacon – Three Studies for a Portrait made £10 million.

    Jackson Pollock – Number 21, 1950 made £9.3 million.

    STELLAR GLOBAL NAMES AT LONDON SALES

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

    Andy Warhol – Six Self-Portraits  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £22.6 MILLION

    Stellar names in global contemporary art will feature at sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London next week.  Andy Warhol’s Six Self Portraits, completed just months before his sudden death in 1987, will lead Christie’s sale on March 6. Jackson Pollock’s Number 21, 1950 has an estimate of £10-15 million and among the other highlights are works by Basquiat, Mapplethorpe and Lucio Fontana.

    Sotheby’s Contemporary sale on March 7 is headlined by Peter Doig’s The Architect’s Home in the Ravine.  The sale spans the postwar era, Pop art and the pictures generation and features outstanding works by Rudolf Stingel, Bawquiat, Christopher Wool, Hurvin Anderson and Laura Owens.  A maquette by Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North marks the 20th anniversary of the sculpture’s unveiling at Gateshead in the UK.

    PRINTS AND MULTIPLES AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

    Works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.

    More than 300 lots by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol will come up at Christie’s two-day sale of  Prints and Multiples in New York  on October 23-24.  This sale includes modern works by Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso.  There is a complete set of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup II screenprints, 1969 (sold individually).  They are from the estate of Dr. Giuseppe Rossi, the chest and vascular surgeon credited with saving the artist’s life on June 3, 1968, after he was shot by radical feminist and playwright Valerie Solanas. The incident had a profound effect on Warhol and this group of screenprints was given to the doctor as a gesture of the artist’s immense gratitude.

    WARHOL’S FIRST SELFIE SELLS FOR £6 MILLION

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

    Andy Warhol – Self Portrait 1963-64.

    Andy Warhol’s first “selfie” sold for £6 million at Sotheby’s contemporary art evening auction in London tonight.  The work, from his  first series of self-portraits, million / $7.7  was at auction for the first time 30 years after the artist’s death in 1987.  After achieving renown for his candid portrayals of luminaries including Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor in the early 1960s, Self-Portrait represents the moment that Warhol stepped out from behind the camera and into the glare of its flashbulb.  This painting belongs to the very first sequence of self-portraits created by Warhol and was based on the first image in a strip of photo booth portraits.  The use of such unconventional source material was, at this time, fiercely innovative.

    “In the age of Instagram, Warhol’s fabled prediction that ‘in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes’ has never felt more prophetic, and the artist’s first self-portraits – created using a strip of photographs taken in a New York dime store photo-booth – have never felt more relevant to contemporary culture. This is a work of immense art historical importance that marks the watershed moment when Warhol joined the canon of the greatest self-portraitists,” James Sevier, Senior Specialist, Contemporary Art, remarked.

    The sale totalled £62.3 million, an increase of 20% on last year. Au Untitled work by Jean Michel Basquiat from 1983  made £6.4 million.

    SELF PORTRAIT BY ANDY WARHOL AT SOTHEBY’S IN LONDON

    Monday, June 19th, 2017

    Andy Warhol – Self Portrait (1963-64).

    A work from Andy Warhol’s first series of self-portraits comes up at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art evening auction in London on June 28. In the early 1960s the Pop art pioneer achieved renown for his candid portrayals of luminaries including Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor.

    Self-Portrait, 1963-64, represents the moment that Warhol stepped out from behind the camera and into the glare of its flashbulb – and the moment that Warhol the icon was born. This was a turning point that reverberated throughout his oeuvre. Created when Warhol was 35 years old, Self-Portrait will be offered at auction for the first time, 30 years after the artist’s death in 1987.

    Self-Portrait was created using images taken in a New York photo-booth. The use of such unconventional source material was, at this time, fiercely innovative, and added to the aura of technical invention that already surrounded this artist, who had pioneered the use of silkscreen printing in art only a couple of years previously. The work is estimated at £5-7 million.

    NEW YORK DEBUT FOR TEFAF SPRING

    Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

    THE focus is on modern and contemporary art and design at the New York spring debut of TEFAF.  The European Fine Art Fair will be at the Park Avenue Armoury from May 4-8 with an opening preview on May 3.  The fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic art, and antiquities. The inclusion of African & Oceanic works and classical antiquities will cement the coherent aesthetic that is popular among contemporary and modern collectors.

    TEFAF New York Spring follows the successful first edition of TEFAF New York Fall, launched in October 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory, concentrating on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. Both TEFAF New York Fairs are an important expansion of the TEFAF portfolio, providing an additional platform for today’s collectors and museums. Among the world-class dealers exhibiting are:  Acquavella Galleries, Applicat-Prazan, Di Donna, Richard Green, Hauser & Wirth, Paul Kasmin, Sean Kelly, Eykyn Maclean, Helly Nahmad, Lisson Gallery, Galerie Perrotin, Christophe van de Weghe, White Cube and David Zwirner. Here is a small selection:

    Doric Light by Sean Scully at Richard Green

    Campbell’s Elvis by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) at White Cube

    Homage to the Square by Josel Albers (1888-1976) at David Zwirner

    T1962 H27 by Hans Hartung (1904-1989) at Galerie Perrotin

     

    MORGAN O’DRISCOLL IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART SALE GROSSES OVER ONE MILLION

    Monday, December 5th, 2016
    Paul Henry - Evening in Achill sold for 135,000.

    Paul Henry – Evening in Achill sold for 135,000.

    The final figures are not yet in but Morgan O’Driscoll Irish and International art auction grossed over one million euro at the RHA in Dublin this evening.  Characterised by spirited bidding in the room and on the internet this was his most successful sale ever and his best result since March 2008.  There were a number of bidders from the UK, when Mr. O’Driscoll held viewings last week.

    The three Paul Henry’s in the sale all attracted spirited bidding. The top Henry, Evening in Achill, made a hammer price of 135,0o0. The Palladian Bridge at Wilton by Sir John Lavery made 42,000 at hammer, Louis le Brocquy’s Study towards an image of William Shakespeare made a hammer of 26,000, The Hurdy Gurdy player by Sir Walter Osborne made 36,000 at hammer, Roy Lichtenstein’s Red Lamps, 1990 made a hammer of 37,000, Festival 2006 by Banksy made 23,000 and Andy Warhol’s Martha Graham Lamentation made 15,000 at hammer.  Three Boatmen by Dan O’Neill made 23,000 and The Sage by Michael Flatley sold for 27,000. Bronze Famine Ship, a unique piece by John Behan from 2014, sold for 19,000 at hammer and Nude on a Couch by Roderic O’Conor made 17,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 29, 2018)

    BASQUIAT-WARHOL WORK FROM ELTON’S COLLECTION AT SOTHEBY’S

    Monday, May 23rd, 2016

    warhol basquiatA monumental painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol from the collection of Elton John and David Furnish comes up at Sotheby’s in Paris on June 7.  The two artists first met in a café in 1980, when Basquiat boldly approached Warhol – his idol who was then at the peak of his glory. This encounter led to a series of collaborations in the early 1980s, including this untitled work estimated at €700,000-1,000,000. Basquiat, overwhelmed by his own celebrity, saw Warhol as a protective alter-ego, while Warhol was captivated by the creative energy of his protégé.  Sir Elton John met Warhol on numerous occasions.

    In 2003 Sothebys London sold the contents of Elton John’s apartment to the great enthusiasm of numerous fans. Over the years the British singer and his husband David Furnish have built up an extensive collection of contemporary art by iconic artists of the last five decades: Willem de Kooning, Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, but also Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, their friend Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel. Both visionary and inspired, the collection of Sir Elton John and David Furnish is not thus only a remarkable collection by its scope and quality, but also the result of a passion which says much about them. 150 photographs from the collection will be unveiled at the Tate Modern in an exhibition entitled “A Radical Eye: the Sir Elton John Collection” in November 2016.

    MONET, PICASSO, MATISSE, WARHOL, FREUD AND RICHTER

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    sothebys artArt by Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, Freud and Richter have been unveiled together for the first time by Sotheby’s ahead of London’s upcoming auctions of  Impressionist, Modern, Surreal and Contemporary art.  Highlights include Picasso’s ‘golden muse’, Marie Thérèse Walter (£16-20m): Lucian Freud’s deeply intimate portrait of 17-year-old lover while pregnant with daughter Bella (£7-10m); a monumental abstract canvas by the world’s most valuable living painter, Gerhard Richter (£14-20m); Matisse’s exceptional La Leçon de piano, emerging after 89 years in a private British collection  (£12-18m); Andy Warhol’s iconic Large Campbell’s Soup Can (£4.5-6.5m) and Monet’s spectacular view of the Palazzo Ducale on the Grand Canal, Venice (£12-18m).