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    HAVE YOU SEEN THIS STOLEN BANKSY ARTWORK?

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019

    Banksy’s Bataclan work.

    A tribute by graffiti artist Banksy to the victims of the Bataclan terror attack in Paris was stolen overnight on Friday.   Banksy painted the work – which showed a young female figure with a mournful expression – as a memorial to the victims of the 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan Music Hall.  A total of 90 people died in the attack.

    The artwork was cut out and removed  from one of the emergency doors at the Bataclan.  The venue tweeted:  “We are today filled with a deep sense of indignation.  Banksy’s work, a symbol of recollection and belonging to all: locals, Parisians, citizens of the world, has been taken from us’.

    It was taken by a group of hooded individuals armed with angle grinders who drove away in a truck.

     

    ONLINE AUCTION OF AFFORDABLE ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

    A total of 386 lots are due to come under the hammer at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable art which runs to January 28 next.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    BANKSY (20TH/21ST CENTURY) BRITISH Banksy Walled Off Hotel box set print (2017)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012) A Flock of Birds (1969)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    NORMAN TEELING (B.1944) College Green  UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL DUBLIN AUCTION

    Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

    Viewing for Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction on November 12 gets underway at the RHA Gallery in Dublin on November 9.  As usual Mr. O’Driscoll has shown selected highlights for this sale in London and expects an international audience.  The catalogue, which lists 143 lots, is online.  Here is a small selection:

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012) Cavanagh (1974) (100,000-150,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    BANKSY (20TH/21ST CENTURY) BRITISH Laugh Now 2003 (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER

    JACK BUTLER YEATS (1871-1957) The Creole (1946) (60,000-90,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 84,000 AT HAMMER

    SIR JOHN LAVERY (1856-1941) Glendalough, Ireland (1924) (60,000-80,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    MARKEY ROBINSON (1918-1999) Auld Lammas Fair (12,000-18,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000 AT HAMMER

    KENNETH WEBB (B.1927) Roundstone Harbour (8,000-10,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    A NEW BANKSY EMERGES FROM THE SHREDDER

    Thursday, October 11th, 2018

    Banksy – Love is in the Bin 2018

    Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the shredder the sale of Banksy’s Girl with Balloon was confirmed by Sotheby’s with the new title Love is in the Bin.

    “Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork in the auction, he created one. Following his surprise intervention on the night, we are pleased to confirm the sale of the artist’s newly-titled Love is in the Bin, the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction.” said Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Art, Europe.

    The buyer, a female European collector, commented:  “When the hammer came down last week and the work was shredded, I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realise that I would end up with my own piece of art history”.  She has confirmed her decision to acquire the new work at the same price of £860,000 at hammer and a final sale price of £1,042,000 with Sotheby’s commission.

    Banksy has a history with pranking art establishments, having previously pulled stunts in the Louvre, Tate Britain, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum.

    (See post and video on antiquesandartireland.com for October 7, 2018)

    BANKSY WORKS ON SHOW IN DUBLIN

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017

    Banksy – Girl with Balloon

    Works by Banksy, the world famous anonymous British street artist, are set to wow the crowd at Art Source, the Irish art fair which runs at the RDS from November 10-12.  Gormleys Fine Art will show a selection of screen prints including  Banksy’s iconic Flying Copper image of a policeman, Girl With A Balloon and his Tesco Tomato Soup can parody on the work by Andy Warhol.  “We get Banksy‘s work through an external company and each piece comes with a certificate of proof that it is an original piece by the artist,” Oliver Gormley explained.  “There is massive interest in Banksy, his work is very eye catching and people tend to do a double take when they see you have an original by him on display,” he added.  Prices for the pieces on display range from 9,000 for Napalm up to 150,000 for Heavy Weaponry.

    More than 130 contemporary artists and 20 Irish and international galleries will gather together to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art at Art Source.  More than 15,000 people are expected to attend.

    MADE IN BRITAIN AUCTION AT SOTHEBY’S

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

    Around 250 artworks illustrating the role Britain played in the development of modernism will feature at Sotheby’s Made in Britain auction in London on March 16.   The sale encompasses fine art, prints, sculpture, photography, studio ceramics and design.

    This is the fourth Made in Britain said and estimates start at just £200.  There are works by L.S. Lowry, Damien Hirst, Patrick Heron, Norman Parkinson, Frank Auerbach, Mary Fedden and David Hockney. The auction will also offer 19 works from the collection of the Martyn Goff, the driving force behind the Booker Prize. His first novel, The Plaster Fabric, was published in 1957. A highlight from the collection is a maquette for Henry Moore’s screen for the Time-Life building in Mayfair (£15,000-20,000).

    Henry Moore - Time-Life screen.

    Henry Moore – Time-Life screen.

    Banksy's Have a Nice Day.

    Banksy’s Have a Nice Day.