antiquesandartireland.com

Information about Art, Antiques and Auctions in Ireland and around the world
  • ABOUT
  • About Des
  • Contact
  • Posts Tagged ‘Morgan O’Driscoll’

    A LE BROCQUY HEAD AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S RDS AUCTION

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    Louis le Brocquy – Reconstructed Head of a Child

    This artwork by Louis le Brocquy is entitled Reconstructed Head of a Child. It comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction at the RDS in Dublin on April 30. The catalogue note explains how an isolated human presence emerged from le Brocquy’s paintings in the 1950’s, until he felt he had exhausted the idea.  This feeling led to the destruction of a year’s worth of work.

    Then, inspired by a display of decorated Polynesian heads at the Musee de l’Homme in Paris, he found a new way of painting the human head, which is viewed by both Celts and Polynesians as a box that held the spirit prisoner. So he set out to paint the head in a new way, to paint it in pursuit of an archaeology of the spirit. Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) was one of Ireland’s  leading artists. He produced a celebrated series of heads including literary figures like Yeats, Joyce and Beckett.  This one is estimated at 80,000-120,000.
    The catalogue lists 147 lots.  Viewing at the RDS gets underway next Friday.

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

    AN off the wall auction of affordable art is now running at Morgan O’Driscoll.  It continues until March 12.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    ROBERT EGGINTON (B.1943)Winter LandscapE (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 180

    GERARD DILLON (1916-1971)Cat on a Blue Rug (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 340 AT HAMMER

    NORMAN TEELING (B.1944)College Green, Dublin (600-900)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    MAJELLA O’NEILL COLLINS (20TH/21ST CENTURY)Summer Seas, Sherkin Island (2007) (700-1,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    Martin Finnin – The Rise and Fall of the early bird (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 550

    AN AUCTION FOR TIMES OF RED WEATHER ALERT

    Friday, March 2nd, 2018

    STUCK in the snow?  You can still find a sale online.  The current online sale of Irish art at Morgan O’Driscoll until March 5 at 6.30 p.m.  offers an interesting selection across various price ranges.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    PADDY GRAHAM (20TH/21ST CENTURY) Life Drawing (1984)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 850 AT HAMMER

    JOHN BUTLER YEATS (1839-1922) At the Abbey Theatre (1906)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    JOHN SHINNORS (B.1950) 4 0 c  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    GEORGE CAMPBELL (1917-1979) Artist’s Studio  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,500 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE SALE OF AFFORDABLE IRISH ART

    Thursday, January 25th, 2018

    An affordable online sale of Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll runs to Monday January 29.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Man of Destiny – John Kingerlee (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    O’Connell St. Dublin – Norman Teeling (600-900)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    Michael Gemmell – Cleggan Harbour (600-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 600 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry – Connemara Cottages (print) 300-400  UPDATE: THIS MADE 360 AT HAMMER

    AN ONLINE AUCTION OF IRISH ART

    Friday, January 19th, 2018

    Morgan O’Driscoll’s first online art auction of 2018 runs to January 22.  There is work by Rowan Gillespie, Frank McKelvey, Dan O’Neill, Mark  O’Neill, Tony O’Malley, Norah McGuinness and many more.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Patrick Collins RHA (1911-1994)
    Eyrie (1988)  UPDATE:  THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)
    Bottle Tower, Rathfarnham (1940)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003)
    Abstract Composition (1979)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Felim Egan (b.1952)
    Untitled (2006)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT RHA AUCTION

    Friday, December 1st, 2017

    Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction, now on view at the RHA Gallery, takes place at 6 pm on December 4.  The catalogue, which is online, features 159 lots.  Here is a small selection:

    SEAN SCULLY (B.1945)9.2.89 (70,000-100,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 66,000 AT HAMMER

    CHARLES J. MCAULEY (1900-1999)Unloading the Catch (7,000-10,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    JOAN MIRO (1893-1983) SPANISH Silencio 7/25 (From Mai-Ku) (1967) (1,200-1,600)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000

    Rory Breslin – Le Petit Mort (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800

    Anna Linnane – Horse (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400

    VARIETY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S ONLINE SALE

    Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

    Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online sale of Irish art features 350 varied lots of affordable Irish and internatonal art. It runs until the evening of Monday November 6.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    GRAHAM SUTHERLAND (1903-1980) – INSECT (2/35) (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 280 AT HAMMER

    JOHN KINGERLEE (B.1936) – HEAD (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    MARKEY ROBINSON (1918-1999) – THE OLD MILL (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADD 1,700S AT HAMMER

    MARK O’NEILL (B.1963) – COTTAGE SPREAD (1,500-2,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    AN ONLINE SALE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

    Bidding on Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online sale of Irish art ends on the evening of October 23.   There are 238 lots in the sale, including sculpture.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    Melanie Le Brocquy HRHA (b.1919) Horse and Rider  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    John Brian Vallely (b.1941)
    Trio of Trad Musicians  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930) On the Beach II (1978)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Dunadry Garden  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    AFFORDABLE IRISH ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

    A  sale of affordable Irish art runs at Morgan O’Driscoll until the evening of September 25.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    GERALD SCARFE (B.1936) Untitled (250-350)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 200

    JOHN KINGERLEE (B.1936)Tribute Series (2015) (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 750

    DOUGLAS ALEXANDER (1871-1945)Royal Dublin Golf Club (400-500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 260 AT HAMMER

    Antony Gormley – Domain Field (offset litho on art paper) (250-350)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 400

    YEATS, BEWICK AND BALLARD AT AFFORDABLE IRISH ART AUCTION

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

    Jack Yeats, Pauline Bewick, Brian Ballard, John Kingerlee and Arthur Maderson are among those who feature in an online art auction of affordable Irish art at Morgan O’Driscoll until Monday August 14.  The catalogue, which features 337 lots, is online. Here is a small selection:

    MAURICE HENDERSON – WINTER TREE (500-750)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 380 AT HAMMER

    BRIAN BALLARD (B.1943)Tulips in a Blue Jug (2017) (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 550 AT HAMMER

    PAULINE BEWICK (B.1935)Exercising (1974) (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    THE VOLUNTEER BY JACK B. YEATS (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,100 AT HAMMER