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    SCULLY SELLS FOR £341,000 AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
    Sean Scully (b. 1945) Small Horizontal Robe © Christie’s Images Limited 2016

    Sean Scully (b. 1945)
    Small Horizontal Robe © Christie’s Images Limited 2016

    Small Horizontal Robe by Sean Scully sold for £341,000 at Christie’s Modern British and Irish art evening sale in London this evening.   A Windy Day by Sir John Lavery made £1,172,486 in a sale with sell through rates of 90% by lot and 95% by value which brought in £14.6 million. There were world records for Ben Nicholson April 57 (Arbia 2), £3,749,000: John Minton, Jamaican Village, £293,000 and Edward Wadsworth, Imaginary Harbour I, £197,000. The Nicholson was the top lot of the evening in a sale characterised by lively bidding.

    André Zlattinger, Senior Director, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and Rachel Hidderley, International Specialist and Director, Modern British Art commented: “Bidding from Asia was particularly strong, underlining the growing global appeal for this dynamic category that represents the diversity of artists working in Britain and Ireland during the last two centuries”.

    A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT AT DE VERES SALE OF IRISH ART

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
    Caballero by Jack B. Yeats made 135,000 at hammer.

    Caballero by Jack B. Yeats made 135,000 at hammer.

    A Scully for 165,000 at hammer and a Yeats at a hammer price of 135,000 over a top estimate of 120,000 made for a successful night at de Veres sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. There was much competitive bidding for a sale characterised by strong works.  The Yeats, Caballero from 1949, measures just 14″ x 18″ and was a strong result.  Leo Whelan’s Waiting sold for 60,000 at hammer, A wet day, Cork by John Doherty made a hammer price at the top estimate of 20,000 , an abstract landscape by Mary Swanzy sold for 25,000 at hammer over an estimate of 20,000-30,000, The Night Garden by William Crozier made 13,000 over a top estimate of 10,000 and Camille Souter’s Time of Waiting made 24,500 at hammer over a top estimate of 20,000.

    Woman and a Bridget Reilly by Robert Ballagh made 12,000 over a top estimate of 6,000 and Man and a Tom Wesselman by the same artist made 25,000 over a top estimate of 12,000. A number of works by Patrick Scott made over the top estimate including Gold Painting 12.94 which made 32,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 30,000.  Amng other artists whose hammer prices exceeded the top estimate were Hughie O’Donoghue, Barrie Cooke, Patrick Graham, Neill Shawcross, Kenneth Webb, Liam Belton, Felim Egan and Charles Tyrrell.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 10, 2016)

    OUTSTANDING IRISH ART AT DE VERES

    Saturday, November 19th, 2016

    A large pastel by Sean Scully highlights the sale of outstanding Irish art at de Veres at the RHA Gallery in Dublin on November 22 at 6 p.m.  This, according to the auctioneers, is one of the finest quality sales they have held in many years.  It includes a small collection owned by John de Vere White and his business partner Barry Smyth which was put together 15 years ago as part of a business plan.

    The pastel by Scully from the collection “1.6.92” was acquired from the Trinity Taylor Gallery in London and is estimated at 150,000-250,000. The collection, which includes signature pieces by Barrie Cooke, Patrick Collins, Hughie O’Donoghue, Tony O’Malley and John Shinnors, was at the Four Seasons Hotel (now the Intercontinental) in Ballsbridge for the past 12 years.

    All tastes are catered for in an auction which features collections of paintings by Patrick Scott and by Robert Ballagh.  There is work by Camille Souter, Louis le Brocquy, Melanie le Brocquy, Leo Whelan, George Russell, Donald Teskey, James H Craig, William Crozier, Basil Blackshaw, Gerard Dillon, Mary Swanzy, Nevill Johnson and William Conor.  The catalogue is online.

    1.6.92 by Sean Scully (150,000-250,000)

    1.6.92 by Sean Scully (150,000-250,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 165,000 AT HAMMER.

    Family Group by Neville Johnson (1911-1999) (14,000-18,000)

    Family Group by Neville Johnson (1911-1999) (14,000-18,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,500 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.

    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

    SEAN SCULLY’S MONTSERRAT MAKES £422,500 AT CHRISTIE’S

    Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
    Sean Scully - Montserrat

    Sean Scully – Montserrat

    Sean Scully’s Montserrat sold for £422,500 at Christie’s evening sale of Modern British and Irish art in London on June 20.  It was painted in 1996-97 and purchased by the vendor at Galerie Lelong in Paris in 2013.

    A Beach Scene by L.S. Lowry sold for £1.53 million, Midi by Bridget Riley made £902,500, Seated Figure by William Scott made £362,500, Mother and Child Block Seat by Henry Moore made £1.81 million and a Family Group by the same artist made £362,500 and Two Forms in Echelon by Barbara Hepworth sold for £662,500.

    A KERRY LAKE BY PAUL HENRY SELLS FOR A HAMMER PRICE OF 74,000

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

    A Kerry Lake by Paul Henry was the top lot at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction in Dublin. It made a hammer price of 74,000 against an estimate of 60,000-80,000. A charcoal on paper by the same artist, Man Crossing a Bog, made 16,000 in a successful auction where most lots found buyers.  A watercolour by Sean Scully entitled 3.17.02 sold for 29,000 and Colorado Springs by Lord of the Dance turned visual artist Michael Flatley sold for 42,000. Markey Robinson’s Going to Mass sold for 11,000 and Bunbeg, Co. Donegal by Letitia Marion Hamilton sold for a hammer price of 15,000.

    Paul Henry - A Kerry Lake sold for a hammer price of 74,000

    Paul Henry – A Kerry Lake sold for a hammer price of 74,000

    Letitia Marion Hamilton - Bunbeg, Co. Donegal (c1949) sold for 15,000 at hammer.

    Letitia Marion Hamilton – Bunbeg, Co. Donegal (c1949) sold for 15,000 at hammer.

    Sean Scully - 3,17.02 sold for 29,000 at hammer.

    Sean Scully – 3,17.02 sold for 29,000 at hammer.

    NEW WORK BY SEAN SCULLY AT DUBLIN’S KERLIN GALLERY

    Monday, June 22nd, 2015

    NEW work by Sean Scully is on show at the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin from June 26 to August 29.  With exhibitions of Scully now running at the National Gallery of Ireland and at the Crawford Gallery in Cork from June 27 to September 12 there is what amounts almost to a national celebration of the artist underway in Ireland this summer. He turns 70 this year. At Kerlin there is a show of new paintings and pastels from his “Landline” series. The series makes reference to the edge of the land and Scully has removed almost all vertical forms from this work.  Many of the works are painted on aluminium, a relatively new development in his practice.

    Sean Scully - Iris 2015 - oil on aluminium

    Sean Scully – Iris 2015 – oil on aluminium

    Sean Scully - Landline, Green White, 2014 - oil on aluminium

    Sean Scully – Landline, Green White, 2014 – oil on aluminium

     

     

     

    ART AND LITERATURE ONLINE BOOK AUCTION

    Friday, June 5th, 2015
    Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland - The Four Masters, De Burca Rare Books, Dublin 1990 (400-600).

    Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland – The Four Masters, De Burca Rare Books, Dublin 1990 (400-600).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 550

    The 220 lot Art and Literature online book auction at Morgan O’Driscoll runs until June 8 at 6.30 p.m.  It features rarities like John Lavery and his work by Walter Shaw Sparrow, published in 1912 and estimated at 30-50 and Sean Scully at Galerie Lelong Paris 1997 (eleven colour plates)(30-50), Jack B. Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawing and Pastels by Hilary Pyle 1993 (50-70) and a signed limited edition of The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney (500-700).  An 1839 edition of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens is estimated  at 1,200-1,800 and a 1902 edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle is estimated at  800-1,200.  The catalogue is online.

    SEAN SCULLY AT SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY SALES

    Friday, February 18th, 2011

    Enter Yellow is the title of this 1999 work by Sean Scully (click on image to enlarge)

    Small Grey Wall by Scullly dates from 2002. (click on image to enlarge)

    Enter Yellow by the Irish artist Sean Scully made a hammer price of  £409,250 at Sotheby’s  Contemporary art evening auction in London on February 15.  It had been estimated at £300,000-500,000.

    The following day Scully, who draws inspiration from the low stone walls of the west of Ireland, had another work at Sotheby’s day sale.  His work entitled Small Grey Wall, signed and dated 2002, made a hammer price with buyer’s premium of £289,250.  It had been estimated at £200,000-300,000.