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    GERARD DILLON PORTRAIT OF DAN O’NEILL AT WHYTE’S

    Friday, November 20th, 2015
    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) - Portrait of Dan O'Neill (20,000-30,000).

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) – Portrait of Dan O’Neill (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 21,000

    Gerard Dillon’s 1952 portrait of his fellow artist Dan O’Neill graces the catalogue cover for Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on November 30.  Based on the quality of works on offer and a new confidence in the salesrooms of Ireland Whyte’s remain optimistic about this sale of 161 lots.  The portrait, for instance, has been singled out twice for exhibitions at retrospectives in 1972 and 2003.  It is from a key point in Dillon’s career. By 1952 he had established himself as a painter and was closely involved in many of the exhibitions and organisations promoting and supporting visual art in Ireland North and South. He would go on to represent Great Britain in the Pittsburgh International exhibition in 1958 and the Guggenheim International, where he represented Ireland in 1958 and 1960.

    Dillon’s contemporaries also shine in this sale with works by Dan O’Neill, Nano Reid and Norah McGuinness.  There is a strong selection of works by William Conor showing aspects of life in Belfast and an iconic West of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry.  The sale will be held at the RDS and the catalogue is online.

    EARLY DRAWINGS BY PAUL HENRY AT O’DRISCOLL AUCTION

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

    Early drawings by Paul Henry (1876-1958) unseen in this country since the 1940’s will be a highlight at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale of Irish and International art at the RDS on September 14. The two drawings, Boy with a Flute (1910) and Woman with Fagots (1904) were acquired directly from the artist and have been in New Zealand since the 1940’s.  Each one is estimated at 15,000-25,000.

    There is sculpture by John Behan and others,  an original screen print by Robert Motherwell and Old Time Dance by Dan O’Neill which depicts a night time scene and a couple dancing.  The sale of 110 lots will be on view at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Skibbereen offices from September 4-7  and in Dublin at the RDS Minerva Suite from September 11.

    Boy with a Flute by Paul Henry (15,000-25,000).

    Boy with a Flute by Paul Henry (15,000-25,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER

    Woman With Fagots by Paul Henry (15,000-25,000).

    Woman With Fagots by Paul Henry (15,000-25,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000 AT HAMMER

    The Pig Market by tCharles Henry Cook (3,000-5,000).

    The Pig Market by Charles Henry Cook (3,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    Old Time Dance by Dan O'Neill (15,000-25,000).

    Old Time Dance by Dan O’Neill (15,000-25,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,500 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART AND SCULPTURE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Friday, June 26th, 2015

    The catalogue for Morgan O’Driscoll’s latest off the wall online auction of Irish art is now live.  It features a variety of affordable artworks including sculpture.  The sale runs until July 6 at 6.30 pm.  Here is a small selection:

    Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Ruined Cottage, Rathmullen (8,000-12,000)

    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
    Ruined Cottage, Rathmullen (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Jan Sweeney (b.1939) Harry the Hare  bronze sculpture edition 1/12 (2,000-3,000)

    Jan Sweeney (b.1939)
    Harry the Hare
    bronze sculpture edition 1/12 (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,600 AT HAMMER

    ohn Behan RHA (b.1938) Famine Ship  bronze sculpture edition 1/9 (2,500-3,500)

    John Behan RHA (b.1938)
    Famine Ship
    bronze sculpture edition 1/9 (2,500-3,500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,600 AT HAMMER

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) Bringing Home The Turf  (3,000-4,000)

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    Bringing Home The Turf (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600

    George Gillespie RUA (1924-1996) River Derg  (2,000-3,000)

    George Gillespie RUA (1924-1996)
    River Derg (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    DAN O’NEILL TOPS THE POLL AT de VERES IRISH ART

    Thursday, December 9th, 2010

    Fishermen's Wives by Dan O'Neill was the top lot at de Veres. (click on image to enlarge)

    Abstract Composition by Evie Hone made 11,500 at de Veres. (click to enlarge)

    Dan O’Neill’s Fishermens Wives was the top lot at de Veres Irish art auction in Dublin on December 8. It made 28,000.  A second O’Neill, entitled “And yet another” made 15,500.
    Evie Hone’s Abstract Composition sold for 11,500 and Yellow Head by Basil Blackshaw made 10,500.
    About 60 per cent of 140 lots of affordable Irish art found buyers.  The sale brought in 325,000.
    (see post on antiquesandartireland.com for December 2)