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    Orange is the title of this 1972 oil by Louis le Brocquy which features at the Morgan O'Driscoll sale in Cork on April 26

    The top lot at the next Morgan O’Driscoll Irish art auction at the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork on Monday, April 26 is a scorching Louis le Brocquy work entitled Orange. Painted in 1972 it bears the label Gimpel Fils Gallery on the back and is estimated at 50,000-70,000 euro.

    Many of the works on offer are far more affordable with estimates from about 300 euro up.

    The sale of 285 lots offers something for every collector at all price
    ranges.  This is a buyer’s market and there is plenty of evidence to
    suggest that more and more buyers are waking up to this fact.
    This is a sale with much of interest
    from William Harrington’s charcoal and wash drawing Chatting from 1973
    (600-900) to a wooden sculpture of the Virgin Mary by Markey Robinson
    estimated at 400-600 and a limited edition colour print by Picasso
    entitled Au Bain estimated at 1,500-2,000.
    Among the major works on offer are Going to Mass by Daniel O’Neill
    which is estimated at
    20,000-30,000, Morning South by John Shinnors (20,000-30,000), Wilton
    by Sir John Lavery (10,000-15,000), Dunmanus Bay by Letitia M Hamilton
    (10,000-15,000), Rock Pool, Connemara by Kenneth Webb (12,000-18,000),
    Parkland by Basil Blackshaw (12,000-15,000) and Golden Frog by
    Pauline Bewick (10,000-15,000).
    Many lots have no reserves and Morgan O’Driscoll remarked that there
    is value that has not seen for the last 10 years.

    Viewing is from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday April 25 and from 10 a.m. to the start
    of the sale at 6.30 p.m on Monday, April 26.

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