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    WEBB, O’MALLEY, SHINNORS, BLACKSHAW

    Friday, September 15th, 2017

    Artists like Kenneth Webb, Tony O’Malley, John Shinnors, Basil Blackshaw, James Humbert Craig and Harry Kernoff all feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online Irish art auction.  Bidding is open until the evening of Monday September 18.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Harry Aaron Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) Connemara Cailin (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) The Orchard (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    James S. Brohan (b.1952)
    Wild Flower Meadow (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

    With work by Basil Blackshaw, George Campbell, Peter Blake and Mark O’Neill the current sale of Irish art online at Morgan O’Driscoll runs until Tuesday, August 8.   There are 189 lots on offer, including 15 pieces of sculpture.   The sale is on view throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend at Morgan O’Driscoll’s headquarters in Skibbereen in scenic west Cork.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Mark O’Neill (b.1963)
    Vintage Red (2,000-3,0000  UPDATE: THIS AMDE 1,800 AT HAMMER

    Peter Blake (b.1932) British
    Paul Weller’s Stanley Road (2003)
    limited edition silkscreen print, numbered 65 from an edition of 250 with 20 AP
    signed by both Peter Blake & Paul Weller (4,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    John Minihan (b.1946)
    Lady Diana Spencer, photographed with children at London Kindergarten, September 1980
    silver gelatin print no 7 from an edition of 25 (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    The Grey Van (2,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)
    Azcelt Vertical Complex (4,000-6,000) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

    Basil Blackshaw, Mark O’Neill, John Kingerlee and William Conor are among the artists who feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art.  There are 173 lots on offer, including 14 works of sculpture. The sale runs until Monday, May 15.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Fancy Dress Party (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Mark O’Neill (b.1963)
    Ballybunion Red (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    The Shawl (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,700 AT HAMMER

    John Kingerlee (b.1936)
    Farewell (2015) (2,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,600 AT HAMMER

    THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING SOLD SO FAR IN IRELAND THIS YEAR

    Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

    Still Life by William Scott (1913-1989)

    A 1973 Still Life by William Scott made a hammer price of 140,000 at de Veres sale in Dublin last night to become the most expensive painting sold in Ireland so this year. Chased by at least six bidders it was bought by an Irish private collector who lives abroad.  Though this was the most successful Spring art sale at de Veres for the past ten years, bringing over a million euro, Rory Guthrie commented that the art market in Ireland remains unpredictable.

    The good news is that this 160 lot auction aroused a lot of interest, particularly in the Irish collection of the late Michael Carroll of AIB.  A private collection like this always creates interest and all but two of the 75 lots in this part of the auction sold, mostly for above estimate. A close friend of  artists Tony O’Malley and Cecil King, Michael Carroll bought many of his works from the Dawson Gallery and latterly the Taylor Galleries.

    From the Woods Shadow by Jack B. Yeats made a hammer price of 82,000, Muingingaun (Maiden Stream) by Hughie O’Donoghue made 35,000, Jack’s House (Pink) and Jack’s House (Blue) by Basil Blackshaw made hammer prices respectively of 27,000 and 25,000, Eden, a tapestry by Louis le Brocquy made 24,000 and Connemara Mare by Patrick Hennessy sold for 16,000.  Tranquility by Kenneth Webb made 13,000 at hammer, Sawers Belfast by Hector McDonnell made 8,000, Head of a Traveller by Blackshaw made 15,000, Figures Connemara by Charles Lamb sold for 15,000, Spring Rooks by Tony O’Malley made 16,000, West Cork Waterfall by William Crozier made 8,000, Isobel by Daniel O’Neill made 15,500, Thinking of the South (France) by Camille Souter made 13,000, La Maternite by Evie Hone made 10,000, Interior by Tony O’Malley made 11,000 and Harbour Scene by Patrick Collins made 16,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 16, 2017)

    STRONG DEMAND FOR BLACKSHAW AT JAMES ADAM

    Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Vase of Flowers

    There was strong demand for works from the studio of Basil Blackshaw at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night.  Nearly all 47 lots from the studio of a much loved artist who died last May attracted spirited bidding and many sold above estimate.  The top lot was his portrait of Clint Eastwood which sold for a hammer price of 22,000 over a top estimate of 15,000. In a catalogue note Eamonn Mallie how the artist loved “edge of town” men and “edge of society” people like travellers, horsey people, doogie men, drinkers and so on. Clint Eastwood played roles in which he was always battling against the odds. A seated nude made 11,000 over a top estimate of 7,000, Vase of Flowers made 9,500 over a top estimate of 4,000, Plane and Car made 8,000 on an estimate of 7,000-10,000 and The Wall made 7,500 at hammer over a top estimate of 5,000.

    The Talent by Jack B. Yeats made 80,000 at hammer,  Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry made 35,000, The Startled Bird by Norah McGuinness sold for 28,000, The Struggle by Nano Reid made 8,000, La Parisienne by Grace Henry made 5,400, Woman Reading by Roderic O’Conor made 30,000, Girl in a Garden by Patrick Swift made 32,000 and Cu Chulainn by John Behan made 13,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for February 23 and March 24, 2017)

    SCOTT, YEATS, BLACKSHAW AND LE BROCQUY AT DE VERES

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    Works by William Scott, Jack B. Yeats, Basil Blackshaw and Louis le Brocquy will be among the highlights at de Veres first art auction of 2017 on April 4.  The 160 lots include works from private collections which are fresh to the market. The catalogue cover lot is a 1973 Still Life by William Scott and it is estimated at 60,000-90,000. From the Woods Shadow by Yeats depicts a boy in the Phoenix Park. It is estimated at 80,000-120,000. A brace of paintings by Basil Blackshaw, Jack’s House I and 2, are individually estimated at 25,000-35,000.  There is a similar estimate on a tapestry by le Brocquy entitled Eden.   The first half of the sale is dedicated to the collection of the late Michael Carroll OF AIB, who bought much of his collection at the Dawson Gallery and the Taylor Galleries.  The auction goes on view at the Taylor Galleries, Kildare St. from April 1 and the venue for the sale is the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    William Scott CBE RA, 1913-1989
    STILL LIFE (1973) UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA, RUA , 1932-2016
    JACK’S HOUSE (BLUE)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 25,000 AT HAMMER

    Jack B. Yeats RHA, 1871-1957
    FROM THE WOODS SHADOW (1953)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 82,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA 1916-2012
    EDEN, 1951 (AKA Womans Heel)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 24,00 AT HAMMER

    AN IRISH ART ONLINE SALE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Monday, February 27th, 2017

    An Irish art online auction with 193 lots is running at Morgan O’Driscoll‘s until March 6.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Horse (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,400 AT HAMMER

    Gladys MacCabe ROI FRSA MA HRUA (b.1918) Going to Mass (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    John Kingerlee (b.1936)
    Grid Series (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    John Behan RHA (b.1938) Bull (2005)
    unique bronze (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    Brian Maguire (b.1951)
    Untitled mixed media on paper (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    THE ART OF ULSTER AT AVA GALLERY, CLANDEBOYE

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Clint Eastwood by Basil Blackshaw. UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER.

    The Art of Ulster at the Ava Gallery on the Clandeboye estate outside Belfast from March 9-15 will include over 40 pieces from the studio of the late Basil Blackshaw. This is a preview exhibition of highlights from the next sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam, which takes place in Dublin on March 29.  Prices for the Blackshaw works vary from 100 to 10,000 for his portrait of Clint Eastwood.  The exhibition will include works by Paul Henry, Grace Henry, George Russell, Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig and Maurice Wilks.

    There will be a section on later 20th century Ulster art, or what is now referred to as the art of the troubles.  This includes work by Dermot Seymour, Micky Donnelly, Jack Pakenham, Brian Ferran, Ross Wilson and Victor Sloan.  In addition there are two sculptures from F.E. MacWilliam’s Banner Series completed at the height of the troubles in 1975.

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER

    BLACKSHAW, WEBB, SCULLY, BEWICK

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

    From Basil Blackshaw and Kenneth Webb to Sean Scully and Pauline Bewick there is much to choose from at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online Irish art auction.  There are 206 lots in the catalogue and bidding ends on August 2.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Cockeral mixed media on card (2,000-3,000)

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Cockeral
    mixed media on card (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) Wild Meadow oil on canvas (4,000-6,000)

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Wild Meadow
    oil on canvas (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,800 AT HAMMER

    Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935) White Cow & Caragh Lake (1983) watercolour (5,000-7,000)

    Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)
    White Cow & Caragh Lake (1983)
    watercolour (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    Sean Scully (b.1945) Red Fold (2006) limited edition lithograph signed & numbered 26/50 signed lower right & dated '06 (3,000-4,000)

    Sean Scully (b.1945)
    Red Fold (2006)
    limited edition lithograph signed & numbered 26/50
    signed lower right & dated ’06 (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    BLACKSHAW AT O’DRISCOLL IRISH ART SALE

    Thursday, June 9th, 2016

    No less than five works by the late Basil Blackshaw will feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s online Irish art auction on June 27.  The catalogue, with 178 lots, will go live on June 15. The sale will include 11 lots of sculpture.  Here is a small selection:

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Yellow Car oil on board (6,000-8,000)

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Yellow Car
    oil on board (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,800

    Mark O'Neill (b.1963) Mill House Pink (2012) oil on board (4,000-6,000)

    Mark O’Neill (b.1963)
    Mill House Pink (2012)
    oil on board (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    Liam O'Neill (b.1954) Race to the Finish oil on canvas (6,000-8,000)

    Liam O’Neill (b.1954)
    Race to the Finish
    oil on canvas (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) The Proud Mother wax crayon (3,000-5,000)

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    The Proud Mother
    wax crayon (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER