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    RE DISCOVERED ORPEN DRAWING AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

    Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931) ON THE HILL OF HOWTH, COUNTY DUBLIN, c.1912-14  UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    A re-discovered Orpen drawing of bhemian youth features at Whyte’s evening sale of Irish and International Art at the RDS on October 2. On the Hill of Howth, Co. Dublin c1912-14 depicts a girl holding a knot of tiny flowers and stretching her right arm skywards in an attitude of abandon. From the estate of Dublin judge Desmond Windle it is estimated at 30,000-50,000.  He was a collector for over 60 years and  among the other artists in his collection in this sale are Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell and Sean McSweeney. The catalogue, which is online, lists 188 lots. Here is a small selection:

    Hughie O’Donoghue (b.1953) DUTIFUL SON, 2007/8 (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997) SHOE BOX (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,800 AT HAMMER

    John Behan RHA (b.1938) ARCHER (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,200

    Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994) THE HAPPY PRIEST, 1965 (15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000

    MORE ONLINE BIDDING AND NEW YOUNGER BUYERS

    Saturday, December 31st, 2016
    Red Earth VI by Hughie O'Donoghue sold for a hammer price of 28,000 at Morgan O'Drsicoll

    Red Earth VI by Hughie O’Donoghue sold for a hammer price of 28,000 at Morgan O’Drsicoll

    In 2016 the most notable antique and art market trends are an increasing use of online bidding and a growth in younger, wealthy buyers.  This will impact on taste in the year to come.

    In Ireland younger buyers new to a market are that has been dominated for what seems like forever by Yeats, Henry, Orpen, Lavery et al are more likely to opt for more cutting edge contemporary work into the future.  The most expensive artwork sold in the winter season of Dublin art sales was a pastel on paper entitled 1.6.92 by Sean Scully which made 165,000 at hammer at de Veres.
    Research by art and antiques search engine aggregator Barnebys – covering 1,600 auction houses carrying half a million objects at any one time – shows that about 35% of bids now come in over the internet.  Millennials are logging on to buy, instead of searching the high street. Growth by younger buyers is anticipated. The environmental aspect of buying at auction – upmarket recycling – appeals in particular to this segment. Another consequence of the internet is that auctioneers are making huge savings by cutting back on the number of catalogues they print, using online catalogues instead.
    This year the market performed strongly at the top. Auctioneers are increasingly focused on the middle and lower markets. Unique items – think of Marilyn Monroe’s Happy Birthday Mr. President dress making $4 million on the hammer at Juliens – are achieving prices not seen since 1990 and before the 2008 crash.  The middle market is struggling but the lower end is growing, thanks to the internet.
    The real excitement for new investors in emerging art markets is in contemporary African and Indian art, Latin American art and Cuban art. Barneby’s predicts that there will be an increasing focus on African art, and this will include sculpture. In terms of auction results right now artists from South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana are leading the pack.
    Globally the hunt is on for female artists.  Gallery owners, dealers and museums will place great emphasis on finding new artists and the best works by artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Irma Stern and Frida Kahlo. These four already enjoy high profiles and achieve strong prices at auction.
    Another growth area is 20th century design.  Demand has been growing since the late 1990’s and it is expected that this will continue.

    A SUNDAY SALE OF IRISH ART AT DE VERES ON MONDAY!

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

    The Sunday Sale of Irish art at de Veres is now to take place on Monday.  The venue is Buswells Hotel in Dublin on June 27.  The date was changed after Ireland’s win over Italy meant the country played France in Lyon on June 26.  The score was 2-1 in favor of France and Ireland moved out of the competition. There are 150 lots with estimates ranging from 100 to 5,000.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Charles Tyrell, b.1950 UNTITLED (watercolour~) 300-500

    Charles Tyrell, b.1950
    UNTITLED (watercolour~) 300-500

    Michael Cullen, Contemporary PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST WITH MIRROR (600-900)

    Michael Cullen, Contemporary
    PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST WITH MIRROR (600-900)

    Hughie O'Donoghue b.1953 BELLACORICK, MOUTH OF THE TURNING RIVER I (3,000-5,000)

    Hughie O’Donoghue b.1953
    BELLACORICK, MOUTH OF THE TURNING RIVER I (3,000-5,000)

    Alicia Boyle 1908-1997 ROISIN ISLAND, BURTONPORT (300-500)

    Alicia Boyle 1908-1997
    ROISIN ISLAND, BURTONPORT (300-500)

    IRISH ART AT DE VERES ON JUNE 16

    Monday, June 8th, 2015

    There is Landscape and abstract art and sculpture by some of Ireland’s leading artists de Veres in Dublin on June 16. The auction of 105 lots includes  Pony in a Connemara Garden by Gerard Dillon (30,000-40,000), Reclining Figure by Dan O’Neill (14,000-18,000), Stephen’s Green, Dublin by Louis le Brocquy (8,000-12,000), Tony O’Malley’s Good Friday/Easter Sunday (12,000-18,000), Peter Curling’s Horse Fair at Goresbridge (20,000-25,000) and Return of Ulysses by Hughie O’Donoghue (8,000-12,000).

    Other lots include a sculpture by Edward Delaney, A Family, (8,000-12,000); Campsite, Poppintree, North County Dublin by Maurice MacGonigle (10,000-15,000); Colin Middleton’s Alders, Rabbit Island (8,000-12,000) and The Breaking Wave, Garretstown Beach by Patrick Hennessy (3,000-5,000).  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Hughie O'Donoghue, b. 1953 RETURN OF ULYSSES (2006-2007) (8,000-12,000).

    Hughie O’Donoghue, b. 1953
    RETURN OF ULYSSES (2006-2007) (8,000-12,000).   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 8,000

    George Campbell RHA, RUA 1917-1979 MEMORY OF HOWTH (2,000-3,000).

    George Campbell RHA, RUA 1917-1979
    MEMORY OF HOWTH (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700

    Maurice MacGonigal PPRHA 1900-1979 "CAMPSITE", POPPINTREE, NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN (10,000-15,000)

    Maurice MacGonigal PPRHA 1900-1979
    “CAMPSITE”, POPPINTREE, NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 13,500

    Tony O'Malley HRHA, 1913 - 2003 GOOD FRIDAY / EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1982 (12,000-16,000).

    Tony O’Malley HRHA, 1913 – 2003
    GOOD FRIDAY / EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1982 (12,000-16,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 11,500

    Family by Edward Delaney  (8,000-12,000)

    Family by Edward Delaney (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,000

    Pony in a Connemara Garden by Gerard Dillon  (30,000-40,000).

    Pony in a Connemara Garden by Gerard Dillon (30,000-40,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 42,000 AND WAS THE TOP LOT IN THE AUCTION