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    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

    CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION FOR PALLAS PROJECTS/STUDIOS

    Monday, September 12th, 2016
    Sean Scully - Pink Robe, 2009.

    Sean Scully – Pink Robe, 2009.

    Alice Maher, Sean Scully, Brian Maguire, Isabel Nolan and Paddy Graham are among the artists featured in the 20th anniversary auction in aid of Pallas Projects/Studios. The sale will be held on September 15 at 7 p.m. in the Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House, South William St. in Dublin. Located at The Coombe Pallas Projects/Studios (founded 1996) is a not-for-profit artist-run organisation dedicated to the facilitation of artistic production and discourse, via the provision of affordable artists studios in Dublin’s city centre, and curated projects.  Auctioneers Whyte’s say the event promises to be a gala affair. Guide prices range from 40 to 5,000.

    With the backdrop of an unwillingness of developers to allow for the provision of a long-term cultural aspect to the regeneration of city-centre areas throughout the boom years, PP/S has been searching, inhabiting, and fighting to maintain as many as eight semi-permanent locations since 1996, and many more temporary offsite exhibition/project scenarios. These have included a four-year exhibition programme in a semi-derelict block of council flats, a white cube space in a former milking parlour, and collaborative projects with and in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; the Irish Museum of Modern Art; Dublin Docklands; Fire Station Artists’ Studios; The Red Stables; The Model, Sligo; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; 126, Galway; The Black Mariah, Cork; Project 304, Bangkok; Sub-Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam; Auto Italia South East, London and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.

    NEW WORK BY BRIAN MAGUIRE AT KERLIN

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
    Brian Maguire - Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up, 2016, acrylic on linen

    Brian Maguire – Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up, 2016, acrylic on linenerline

    Over our heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up is the title of an exhibition  of new work by the celebrated Irish artist Brian Maguire at Kerlin Gallery in Dublin until August 20.  In these paintings Maguire directly confronts issues of human migration, displacement and dignity in the face of current global unrest.  Maguire has approached painting as an act of solidarity since early in his career in the 1970’s, working in shelters, prisons and psychiatric institutions to produce art that deeply challenges the viewer.  The title is taken from Primo Levi’s If This be a Man, which in turn is quoting from Dante’s Inferno.

    The paintings in this exhibition are some of Maguire’s most nuanced and ambitious to date, which he has crafted with larger brushes and thinned-down acrylic on canvas. He works slowly, using photographic sources, searching for that point where illustration ceases and art begins. This growing contrast between the seductive painterly aesthetic and the subject matter only adds to the potential impact of these formidable canvases.

    Maguire’s most recent solo exhibitions include The Void, Derry (2015–2016); and Fergus McCaffrey, New York (2015). Group exhibitions and biennales include the Irish Museum of Modern Art; WIELS, Brussels; VISUAL, Carlow; Dublin CityGallery The Hugh Lane; National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Korea; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan; Dublin Contemporary (2011); the Beijing Biennale (2008) and the 24th S?o Paolo Bienal (1998).

    TIMELY LONDON VIEW FOR MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S IRISH ART

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

    Given the strength of sterling and the weakness of the euro the timing for Morgan O’Driscoll’s London viewing of his Irish and International Art auction at the RDS in Dublin on April 20 is good.  What better time to introduce a new English audience to Irish art and artists – the three day viewing is at La Galleria in Pall Mall on April 13, 14 and 15 – than when the euro is on the floor?  Estimates, as in most latter day auctions in Ireland, are reasonable. Here is a small selection:

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for April 6 and April 1, 2015).

    Felim Egan (b.1952) - Red River (2006)

    Felim Egan (b.1952) – Red River (2006)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis Le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) - The Bistro Lemon

    Louis Le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) – The Bistro Lemon  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 7,000 AT HAMMER.

    Camille Souter HRHA (b.1929) - Things Inside (1957)

    Camille Souter HRHA (b.1929) – Things Inside (1957)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    John Shinnors (b.1950) - Overloop, June (2003)

    John Shinnors (b.1950) – Overloop, June (2003)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,000 AT HAMMER

    Brian Maguire (b.1951) - Fear in the Belly (1996)

    Brian Maguire (b.1951) – Fear in the Belly (1996)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) - Blowing in the Wind

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) – Blowing in the Wind  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 8,500

    Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA (1911-1984) - Near Doochary, Co. Donegal (6,000-9,000).

    Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA (1911-1984) – Near Doochary, Co. Donegal (6,000-9,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 12,000