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    These days you can view many auctions from the comfort of your own home and buyers are increasingly doing just that.  Locally, nationally and internationally auction houses are finding new buyers on the internet. The online portal Invaluable is teaming up with the prestigious European Fine Art Fair TEFAF to connect with a collector base in 180 countries. TEFAF opens its debut fair outside Europe at the Park Avenue Armoury in New York today.

    Closer to home there are two online sales of Irish art running this weekend, at Whyte’s and Morgan O’Driscoll. Whyte’s are offering nearly 200 lots with estimates from 100 to 6,000 in an auction with examples from the McClelland Collection and work by Yeats, Lavery, William Conor, Nano Reid, Mainie Mellett, Harry Kernoff, Tony O’Malley and Basil Blackshaw.  There are 230 lots in Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale, which includes 13 works of sculpture.  The sale runs until 6.30 pm next Monday and is on view in Skibberen from noon to 5 pm today and tomorrow and from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday.  Whyte’s sale is on view at Molesworth St., Dublin from 1 pm to 5 pm today and from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday.  Their auction starts at 6 pm.

    River Bank I by Donald Teskey at Morgan O'Driscoll (4,000-6,000)

    River Bank I by Donald Teskey at Morgan O’Driscoll (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800.

     A drawing by Dame Elizabeth Frink at Whyte's online art auction (400-600)

    A drawing by Dame Elizabeth Frink at Whyte’s online art auction (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 400

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