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    Friday, April 26th, 2024

    Barrie Cooke (1931-2014) – Summer Knot, Study. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,826

    Summer Knot, Study, an acrylic on canvas by Barrie Cooke which dates to 1991, comes up as lot 29 at Sotheby’s timed online auction of Irish Art in Paris. The estimate is €4,000-€6,000. This is the third instalment of Irish Art in Sotheby’s Paris following the sales’ success in 2022 and 2023, with bidding coming from not just Irish collectors but also from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, France, Austria, and other European countries. Estimates range from €600 to €80,000 and the catalogue is online.  Bidding opens today and closes on May 2. The Irish art on offer is now on exhibition at Sotheby’s in the heart of Paris at 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.


    Thursday, April 20th, 2023
    Sonja Landweer, 1933-2019 – SEED. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    This unique bronze comes up at de Veres at the studio auction of Sonja Landweer and Barrie Cooke, now open for viewing at de Veres on Kildare St. in Dublin. Lot 34 is estimated at 1,500-2,500. The sale includes works from the studios of the two artists and is comprised of 75 works by Sonja, 30 paintings by Barrie Cooke, as well as pieces collected and items from the studio. The couple established themselves at Jerpoint in Thomastown Co Kilkenny where they fostered a hugely creative community, co-founding the Kilkenny Arts Festival. The timed online auction takes place on April 25 from 6 pm.


    Sunday, March 1st, 2020

    Art auctioneers Whyte’s, who enjoyed a record breaking year in 2019, will kick off their 2020 art selling season on March 9.  The evening sale of Irish and International Art at the RDS in Dublin includes works by Yeats, Paul Henry, William Conor, Beatrice Glenavy, William Sadler, Nathaniel Hone the elder, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Donald Teskey, Barrie Cooke and many more. Whyte’s results in 2019 were aided in no small part by the record breaking November sale of the Ernie O’Malley Collection at which two works by Yeats soared past the million euro barrier.  A 1948 Yeats, Rusty Gates, is the most expensively estimated lot in this upcoming sale with an estimate of €100,000-150,000.  It depicts two elderly gentleman standing before a gateway in a high stone wall in a setting reminiscent of Co. Wicklow with a Sugar Loaf like mountain in the background.The first ROSC exhibition in Dublin at the RDS in 1967 was built around 50 of the “best” living artists at that time and included Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso.  Among those exhibiting was Polish artist Tadeusz Brzozowski (1918-1987).  His work Mastiff from that show returns to the RDS to go under the hammer as Lot 53 with an estimate of €80,000-100,000.  The Bog Road by Paul Henry dates to 1917-1923 and is estimated at €50,000-70,000, Stage Girls by Daniel O’Neill is estimated at €30,000-50,000 and works by Sir John Lavery include two portraits and a painting of two cigarette girls in Seville in colourful costume.  There is art by Gerard Dillon, Colin Middleton and George Campbell and Reclining Woman by Roderic O’Conor is estimated at €15,000-20,000. Large oils by John Shinnors and Donald Teskey, Sculptor’s Scarecrow and Coastal Report II are each estimated at €10,000-15,000, Mayo Summer by Tony O’Malley is estimated at €15,000-20,000, Rakaia Gorge I by Barrie Cooke is estimated at €6,000-8,000 as is  an Aubusson tapestry from the 1970’s by Patrick Scott.The Embarkation of King George IV at Kingstown 1821 by William Sadler II is full of minute detail recording the historic visit to Ireland by the British monarch. The King arrived drunk and suspicions persisted that the main purpose of the trip was to visit his mistress, Lady Conyngham at Slane Castle.  The visit was presented as a success and Lot 98 is estimated at €12,000-18,000.There are 200 lots on the catalogue, which is online.

    Rakaia Gorge I by Barrie Cooke  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD


    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    Bidding is underway on Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art.  It runs until Monday, January 23.  The catalogue, which lists 213 lots, is online.  Here is a small selection:

    James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944)
    Cushendun (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Trees in Winter (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    Abstract Composition by Barrie Cooke (1931-2014) (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Sweet Pea in a Black Pot (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER


    Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

    Paul Henry, Connemara Landscape (80,000-120,000)

    Paul Henry, Connemara Landscape sold for 100,000 at hammer.

    Paul Henry’s Connemara Landscape was the top lot at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night. It sold for 100,000 at hammer. A second Henry, West of Ireland Road through the Bog, made 82,000.  Both works were sold to a collector in Co. Clare.

    Sean Keating’s 1924 work Salud made 52,ooo.  Gerard Dillon’s  West of Ireland Couple and Horses sold for 36,000 and another Dillon, The Fish Eaters made 24,000, Miscellaneous Objects by Harry Kernoff sold for 28,000, Pond Reverie by Tony O’Malley made 22,000, a triptych by Barrie Cooke made 18,000 and Trapeze I by John Shinnors sold for 16,000 at hammer.

    The top Yeat’s in in the auction, A Professional Man from 1905, failed to find a buyer and a Basil Blackshaw with an estimate of 10,000-15,000 was also passed.  The sale total was 850,000,  80% of lots found buyers and a good number of sold works soared above the high estimate.  Whyte’s next sale is on July 25.

    (See posts on for May 24 and May 30, 2016)