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  • NO APPRECIATION FOR MAJOR PAINTING BY LE BROCQUY

    On May 18 in the year 2000 the Irish artist Louis le Brocquy made headlines when his Travelling Woman with Newspaper sold for a record £1,158,500 at Sotheby’s. The buyer was Michael Smurfit. He is now selling off some of his collection so the same painting will come up at Sotheby’s in London next September 9, this time with an estimate of £700,000-1,000,000. In pure investment terms this amounts to no appreciation for a fascinating work of art by one of the leading Irish artists of his generation.

    Louis le BrocquyTravelling Woman with Newspaper, oil on board, 1947-48. UPDATE: THIS FAILED TO SELL

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