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    MODERNITY AT ADAMS IN DUBLIN

    Sunday, July 26th, 2020

    From 1960’s Italian armchairs and a chaise longue designed by Le Corbusier to the art of Bridget Riley, John Doherty and Callum Innes the Mid Century Modern sale at Adams in Dublin at 2 pm on July 28 represents modernity in all its glorious diversity. The catalogue will undoubtedly appeal to well heeled younger collectors who still tend to turn their backs on the glories of previous ages, more is the pity.  The rewards of a keen appreciation for art, craft, skill, creativity and design span every era and can eclipse the angst of this one.  If lockdown has highlighted a necessity for change in your domestic environment this sale offers a chance to pick up a conversation piece, brighten up a dull corner and generally ease the pain of a pandemic that is not going away.

    Would a c1960 Italian sideboard by Dassi (€2,000-€3,000) offer both form and function to suit you? An appealing set of six c1940 dining chairs in the manner of Louis Majorelle (€1,000-€1,500) would look good anywhere and could be set off to great effect with Pink Dawn by Felim Egan (€4,000-€6,000).  A rosewood swivel chair by Ico Parisi for Mim (€600-€800) would definitely draw the eye at a zoom meeting in your home office.The most expensively estimated lots in the sale are all artworks, headed by Untitled No. 76 (2010) by Callum Innes (€15,000-€20,000). The most expensive  furniture lots are a pair of upholstered lounge chairs and a pair of glass topped tables both by Ico Parisi and estimated at €4,000-€6,000.The sale offers Murano glass, a black lacquered console table, ceiling lights, floor lights, wall lights and lamps, Eames chairs, tables, drinks trolleys and lockers in a variety of styles and designs. 

    Bridget Riley – Echo (screenprint). UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,500 AT HAMMER

    ART FROM THE BRITISH AIRWAYS COLLECTION AT SOTHEBY’S

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

    Cool Edge by Bridget Riley from 1982 from the British Airways collection comes up at Sotheby’s later this month. They will offer 17 paintings, prints and works on paper from the collection across two auctions in London. Riley’s stripe painting comes up at the cross-category Evening Sale, “Rembrandt to Richter”, on July 28 with an estimate of £800,000-1.2 million.

    There will be seven further screen prints by Riley Sotheby’s including five works from her Elongated Triangles series of 1971 at Sotheby’s sale of Modern and Post War British Art from July 20-23. These will be offered alongside paintings by Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and George Shaw. The remainder of the collection includes prints by Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Julian Opie from 2000, and Peter Doig’s Grasshopper Portfolio, a series of ten etchings drawn from the ground-level perspective of a grasshopper.

    Bridget RileyCool Edge. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £1,850,000 at hammer.

    STRONG RESULTS AS MADE IN BRITAIN SALE GOES AHEAD

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020

    The Made in Britain auction at Sotheby’s in London went ahead as planned on March 18 and saw strong results. There was an increased number of bids online, rising to more than 50% of the lots sold, with a final result of £2,113,500, significantly above the pre-sale estimate. Sotheby’s say the result demonstrates a buoyant and positive market, as well as the continued appetite for exceptional property delivered to clients with ease, wherever they may be in the world.

    BRIDGET RILEY, OCTOBER 5, REVISION OF AUGUST 11., 1998. SOLD FOR £125,000.

    POST WAR AND CONTEMPORARY SALE TOTALS £56.1 MILLION

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

    Post War and Contemporary Art brought in £56.1 million at Christie’s in London this evening. Andy Warhol’s ‘Athletes’ series from the Richard L. Weisman Collection was 100% sold, led by the sale’s top lot, Mohammed Ali (£4,973,250). The ten portraits headlined a group of 13 works by the artist that also included Knives (£2,752,148), Flowers, part of ‘Art for Future: Selected Works from the UniCredit Group’ (£2,111,250) and Brillo Soap Pads Box (£383,250).

    Three works by Jean Dubuffet from the 1950s, 60s and 70s traced the artistic development throughout the artist’s oeuvre: Alentour la maison (1957, £1,271,250), La robe à boutons (1961: £1,571,250) and Panorama (1978, £2,171,250). Other results includedf Sean Scully’s Wall of Light Red Bar (£1,031,250) and Bridget Riley’s Gaillard (£2,291,250). The sale achieved sell through rates of 98% by lot and 99% by value. 

    Bridget Riley (B. 1931) . Gaillard

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART SALE ON VIEW IN LONDON

    Monday, October 14th, 2019

    Bridget Riley’s Serpentine Study 3 should serve to bring added international interest to Morgan O’Driscoll’s art auction in Dublin on October 21. The sale which includes this work goes on view at La Galleria, Pall Mall on October 14 and 15.  For the past several years the Skibbereen based auctioneer has boosted Irish art sales with new buyers by holding London viewings. The catalogue shows fresh to market works by Roderic O’Conor and Jack B Yeats and many other important Irish artists. On the international side it includes works by Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Robert Motherwell, Tony Cragg, and others.  With work in most major UK museums, and in Paris, Chicago and New York, Riley’s Op-Art star is bright.  This piece is part of a series created for a big exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1999 and is estimated at 40,000-60,000.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 50,000 AT HAMMER