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    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

    Around €5 million worth of Irish art changed hands at Sotheby’s successful day of sales of Modern British and Irish Art and online Irish art today. The top Irish lot was Early Morning, Tangier by Sir John Lavery which made £340,000. The most expensively estimated Yeats of the sale, A Nor’ Western Town, estimated at £350,000-£550,000 and from the collection of Sir Michael Smurfit, failed to find a buyer. A Welcome by Yeats by £226,800 and Paul Henry’s West of Ireland Landscape made £327,600. The Village by the Lake by Paul Henry sold for £277,200.

    At the online Irish art sale Lavery’s portrait of Mrs. Charles Baker made £214,000 and his Study for St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg made £113,400. The Face of Victory by Yeats made £100,800, and Engravings by Yeats made £88,200. A Woman Thinking by Sir William Orpen made £81,500 and The Great Blasket by Paul Henry made £75,600. Are You There by Rowan Gillespie made £107,200, Eruption by Cian McLoughlin made £52,920, Heaven is a Place on Earth by Jack Coulter made £42,329 and Cook Shack by Leah Hewson made £8,190.

    Cian McLoughlin – Eruption sold for £52,920


    Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

    A Beckett painting by Cian McLoughlin sold for a hammer price of 30,000 over an estimate of 6,000-10,000 at the James Adam Mid Century Modern sale in Dublin today. A second diptych, Pozo and Lucky, made 14,500 at hammer over a top estimate of 10,000. They came from the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. In 2006 the Beckett Centenary Festival Committee, with the Gate Theatre and the Department of Arts, Tourism and Sport, launched an exhibition by Cian McLoughlin which explored Beckett’s three main plays – ‘End Game’, ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ and ‘Waiting for Godot’. McLoughlin spent three years talking to, studying and painting the actors who had become synonymous with Beckett’s masterpieces, producing large scale portraits that strove to display not the actor, but the character which they embodied.

    Cian McLoughlin (b.1973) Didi and Gogo

    Commissioned by the Shelbourne Hotel in 2007 the diptychs capture the tragic couplings of Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo) and Pozzo and Lucky from ‘Waiting for Godot’. Encroaching as spectres from the fog, the faces of Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford and Stephen Brennan are transformed.

    Cian McLoughlin (b.1973) Pozzo and Lucky