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    EDGE OF THE LANDSCAPE BY CROZIER AT IMMA

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017

    Winged Figure by William Crozier

    The Edge of the Landscape, the William Crozier exhibition on view at the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen in July and August, has just opened at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin.

    Best-known in Ireland for the lyrical landscapes made close to his home in West Cork from the mid-1980s, this exhibition of 30 works presents William Crozier’s early work, inspired by the Existentialist movement.

    The show, which runs to next April, is supported by the Crozier Circle: Mareta and Conor Doyle, Celtic Ross Hotel, Kelly’s Resort Hotel and other donors.

    WEST OF IRELAND BOG BY PAUL HENRY AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017

    West of Ireland Bog by Paul Henry (1876-1958)(80,000-100,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 100,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Sir John Lavery and Walter Osborne all feature at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International art at the RDS in Dublin this evening. More contemporary work from highly collectible artists like John Shinnors, Tony O’Malley, William Crozier and John Behan will feature too.

    There is a newly discovered pencil and watercolour drawing by Sir William Orpen from the estate of Judge Desmond Windle. On the Hill of Howth depicts a sitter believed to be Orpen’s daughter Mary and is estimated at 35,000-50,000.  West of Ireland Bog by Paul Henry is estimated at 80,000-100,000 and there are two lots by Jack B. Yeats, Against the Stream 1945 (60,000-80,000) and Sea Fog 1909 (8,000-12,000). There is sculpture by F.E. McWilliam and  an oil of West Cork, 1994 by William Crozier (10,000-15,000).  In total no less than 150 artists are represented among the 188 lots on the catalogue.

    UPDATE: Good prices were realised and the auction grossed just under one million.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 27, 2017)

    WILLIAM CROZIER RETROSPECTIVE AT UILINN

    Sunday, July 16th, 2017

    The River Boundary (Lough Hyne) 1988 by William Crozier

    A William Crozier retrospective has just opened at Uilinn in Skibbereen.  The show presents the west Cork landscapes he made close to his home from the mid 1980’s against a backdrop of his early work inspired by the Existentialist movement and the anxieties of the post war period.

    The exhibition will be shown across two venues with his later works at Uilinn until August 31 and his earlier works at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from October 12 until April 2018.  Both shows are curated by Sean Kissane, exhibitions curator at IMMA.

    CLASSIC 20TH CENTURY DESIGN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AT DE VERES

    Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

    More than 300 lots will come under the hammer at the de Veres Design Auction in Dublin on May 21.  The auction will include 100 lots of contemporary art.  There is 20th century furniture by designers like Charles and Ray Eames, Grete Jalk, Erik Jorgensen, Rolf Benz, Arne Jacobsen, Mies Van der Rohe, Hans Wegner, Bruno Mathsson, Pierre Paulin and Erik Buch.  Artists whose work will feature include Tony O’Malley, Patrick Scott, Barrie Cooke, William Scott and Hughie O’Donoghue.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Headland Landscape by William Crozier (1930-2011) (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    A set of 10 French 1970’s dining chairs (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    A pair of chairs by Grete Jalk for France and Sons (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    A PAIR OF CHAIRS BY PIERRE PAULIN FOR ARTIFORT (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 850 AT HAMMER

    FIRST SOLO EXHIBITIONS IN IRELAND FOR GRAHAM, GOLDIN AND LEIRNER

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No 1, Group X, Series Altarpieces, 1915 , Oil and metal leaf on canvas, Photo: Albin Dahlström / Moderna Museet.

    Leading international artists Rodney Graham, Nan Goldin and Jac Leirner  will have their first solo exhibitions in Ireland at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin this year.   At the launch of IMMA’s 2017 exhibition programme today director Sarah Glennie said: “Through our landmark international group show As Above So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics we are also especially pleased to bring to IMMA the work of several 20th century masters including Hilma af Klint, Kandinsky, František Kupka and Sigmar Polke. Also featured are the works of cult artists James Lee Byars, Ira Cohen and Cameron, and some of the most influential artists living and working today, including Steve McQueen and Bruce Nauman among others. Many of whom have never exhibited in Ireland before.”

    “We saw in 2016 the valuable role contemporary artists can play in helping us to understand our times, and the opportunity for their work to create a space for reflection, debate and difference. We are committed to creating this important space within Irish life and to welcoming audiences, from across Ireland and beyond, into a dynamic and evolving experience of contemporary art and contemporary life.”

    Opening just before Easter As Above, So Below is a large show with over 200 works, including an exciting series of new IMMA commissions, supported by Matheson, from Irish artists Grace Weir, Alan Butler and Eoghan Ryan and international artists Linder Sterling, Hayden Dunham, Nora Berman, John Russell and Stephan Doitschinoff”.

    Among the other projects in 2017 is a William Crozier Retrospective which is due to open next October, a show by Irish artist Vivienne Dick from June 16 to October 15 and ROSC 50 from May 5 to June 18 which will examine the ambition, reception, controversies and legacy of the ROSC exhibitions, which had a significant impact on the development of contemporary art in Ireland.   These exhibitions took place in a range of venues approximately every four years between 1967 and 1988.

    PAINTING GIFTED BY WILLIAM CROZIER TO MUSIC THEATRE WALES

    Sunday, September 11th, 2016
    William Crozier - Letters of a Love Betrayed

    William Crozier – Letters of a Love Betrayed  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A painting gifted by artist William Crozier (1930-2011) to contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales comes up at Sotheby’s Irish sale in London on September 13.  The artist created Letters of a Love Betrayed in 2009 in response to the world premier of Eleanor Alberga’s opera of the same name. This was in turn based on a short story by Isabel Allende. Crozier, an opera lover, gifted the canvas so that Music Theatre Wales could benefit from its sale at auction.

    He told the artistic director of Music Theatre Wales, Michael McCarthy: “This is the first picture I have ever painted which does not have its origin in something I have seen. The image is borrowed from a similar scorching landscape I knew when I lived in the mountains of Andalusia. I was led, too, by the scenario of the opera and the imaginary landscapes of Allende and other Latin American novelists and poets – Marquez and Neruda chief among them”. The work is estimated at £15,000-20,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for August 27, 2016)