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HENRY THE BANKER AT ADAMS ART AUCTION

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Clouds at Sunset by Paul Henry made a hammer price of 55,000 at the Adams sale of the Bank of Ireland collection. It was the top price paid. The painting had been estimated at 30,000-50,000. (click to enlarge).

Paul Henry’s Clouds at Sunset was the top lot at the James Adam sale of the Bank of Ireland collection in Dublin on November 24.  It made a hammer price of 55,000.  Such was the interest in the sale – 4,000 people turned up to view – that the venue had to  be moved from the Adams salesroom to the Great Room at the adjacent Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

Louis le Brocquy’s Study towards an image of James Joyce (est. 50,000-70,000) and Gerard Dillon’s Out with the Nets (est. 25,000-35,000) each sold for 50,000.  Next on the list were works by Patrick Collins and Basil Blackshaw, which each made a hammer price of 38,000.

Paintings by Tony O’Malley and Basil Blackshaw made 36,000 at hammer, a le Brocquy and a work by Sean Keating each made 32,000 and and top ten was completed by another le Brocquy which sold for 30,000.

The sale of 145 lots realised 1.5 million and achieved good prices across the board.  All but one painting, Barrie Cooke’s large museum quality triptych entitled Big Forest Borneo, found buyers.  A number of works went above the top estimate, most sold for well into the estimated price and some achieved their lower estimate.

See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for October 20 and October 13, and the video posted on October 31.

BANK OF IRELAND ART AT GLUCKSMAN

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

This is a video of highlights from the Bank of Ireland art collection to be sold at James Adam in Dublin on November 24 on view at the Glucksman Gallery in Cork in late October.  See antiquesandartireland.com posts for October 20 and October 13.

BANK OF IRELAND ART AT ADAMS, DUBLIN

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Blue Bottle and Apples by Camille Souter, estimated at 7,000-10,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 14,000

Clouds at Sunset by Paul Henry, estimated at 30,000-50,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 55,000

Cecil King, Baggot St. Series exhibited at Cork Rosc 1980, estimated at 4,000-6,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 3,200

Patrick Graham self-portrait, estimated at 2,000-4,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 4,600

THESE WORKS FROM THE BANK OF IRELAND ART COLLECTION WILL BE OFFERED AT ADAMS IN DUBLIN ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24.  THERE WILL BE 155 LOTS IN THE SALE.

SEE POST ON antiquesandartireland.com FOR OCTOBER 13.

The Liffey Upstream by Barrie Cooke, estimated at 3,000-5,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 4,200.

IRISH BANK ART AT ADAMS

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

A Gerard Dillon work from the Bank of Ireland collection (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 50,000

A fascinating auction of Irish art with a strong emphasis on the 1970′s is due to come under the hammer at James Adam in Dublin on November 24. This is the first of what will be a series of sales in

A le Brocquy head from the Bank of Ireland collection (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 50,000

coming years of the Bank of Ireland Art Collection.

Long before the foundation of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) the bank developed one of the largest and most impressive corporate collections in the country. Bank of Ireland started to collect Irish art in the 1970′s and won a European award in 1978 for the quality of its collection. In latter years the group donated significant pieces, including its only work by Yeats, a late oil entitled Eileen Aroon, to IMMA.
Proceeds from the first major Irish corporate collection to be sold will go to charity. Overall the collection of around 2,000 works is valued at between four and five million euro.  The rest of the collection is to be auctioned piecemeal over a number of years.
When putting together the lots for this first sale Adams set out to be comprehensive.  ”We wanted to be representative of what was in the collection and to ensure there would not be a large number of works by one particular artist”, Adams Director Stuart Cole said. Highlights are to go on view at the Ava Gallery, Clandeboye, Belfast from October 21 to November 11, and around 50 works will be toured to the Glucksman Gallery in Cork from October 28 to October 31.  The entire sale will be on view at James Adam in Dublin from November 20 until the auction on Wednesday, November 24.