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    GREAT VARIETY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL SALE

    Saturday, March 30th, 2024

    Primrose Hill by Frank Auerbach UPDATE: THIS MADE 21,000 AT HAMMER

    With signed Andy Warhol and Joan Miro screenprints, contrasting approaches to landscape in views of Primrose Hill by Frank Auerbach and Union Hall by Donald Teskey, an oil on canvas by Conor Harrington, still lifes, interiors and a bravura portrait by Genieve Figgis the April 9 Irish and International sale by Morgan O’Driscoll is characterised by great variety.

    The first two artworks of the 164 lots on offer, a pen drawing by Jack B Yeats redolent of an Ireland long vanished and a fairly abstract lithograph entitled Coloured Wall by Sean Scully, illustrate this diversity very well.  The most expensively estimated lot is Villas near the Sea, Cassis (1913) by Roderic O’Conor (€70,000-€100,000).  At the other end of the cost scale is a 1980 photograph of Samuel Beckett by John Minihan (€300-€500) and an oil on board of The Rosses, Co. Donegal by Estella Solomons (€500-€750).

    Artists are often fascinated by the unformed drawings of the very young. At first glance Primrose Hill by Frank Auerbach – a series of crayon squiggles on a page – looks like something your average two or three year old might have produced.  The clue is in the title. Look more closely and an image of Hampstead Heath on a summer day emerges, complete with winding path, trees, blue sky and approaching dark clouds.  The colour range is precise. In his catalogue entry Peter Murray notes:  “Much of the drawing’s zest and energy is created by this understanding of colour theory translated into action that underpins the seemingly random and chaotic marks and results in an impressive work of art created from the simplest materials”.  Auerbach’s Primrose Hill (€15,000-€25,000) is indeed fascinating and no, you could not do it yourself.

     Union Hall, West Cork by Donald Teskey. UPDATE: THIS MADE 29,000 AT HAMMER

    Union Hall by Donald Teskey presents a beguiling picture of the charming west Cork fishing village and is estimated at €20,000-€30,000.

    The catalogue cover lot is a screenprint by Andy Warhol titled Ladies and Gentlemen II.135 (1975).  The estimate is €7,000-€9,000. A William Scott screenprint,  Still Life with Frying Pan and Eggs, is estimated at €5,000-€7,000 and there are etchings and prints by Georges Braque, Damien Hirst, Mr. Brainwash and Joan Miro whose La Megere et La Lune (1973) was published by Maeght Paris and  numbered 36 from an edition of 50.  A pencil drawing of Dock St., Belfast by L.S. Lowry dates to 1964 and is estimated at €15,000-€20,000.

    Master of Money and Mirrors by Conor Harrington. UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    Master of Money and Mirrors is an oil on canvas by the Cork artist Conor Harrington whose street art propelled him to fame.  He is now represented in a growing number of collections and this piece is estimated at €40,000-€60,000. Portrait of a Lady by Dublin born Genieve Figgis, whose use of Twitter propelled her to the international stage, is estimated at €30,000-€50,000.

    A portrait of a lady in a white dress by Cork born Adam Buck (1759-1833) is estimated at €2,000-€3,000 and a unique 3D wood relief by Maser has an estimate of €4,000-€6,000.  There is sculpture by, among others, John Behan, Rowan Gillespie, Helen Walsh, Patrick O’Reilly, Siobhan Bulfin and Mark Rode.

    Viewing takes place in Skibbereen on today, tomorrow and Monday and in Dublin at the RDS from April 5 to April 8. The auction will begin to close at 6.30 pm on April 9.

    No to War by Patrick O’Reilly. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    SALES OF IRISH ART CONTINUE NEXT WEEK

    Saturday, November 26th, 2022
    A Thought for Lunch by Conor Harrington at Whyte’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    The Irish art sale season continues on its merry winter way on November 28 and 29.  The sale of Important Irish Art at Whyte’s in Dublin next Monday evening offers significant works in contrasting styles by artists as diverse as Paul Henry and James Brenan to Louis le Brocquy and William Scott. A classical Henry landscape, Turf Stacks in the West, is estimated at €120,000-€180,000, as is an image of W B Yeats by Louis le Brocquy.  There are two oils on canvas dated 2004 by Conor Harrington, the renowned Cork street artist and painter, A Thought for Lunch (€10,000-€15,000) and Lost in Space (€8,000-€12,000).  The auction is on view at Molesworth St., Dublin this weekend and until 4 pm on Monday.

    There will be viewing in Skibbereen on November 28 and 29 for Morgan O’Driscoll’s online evening Irish art sale with 242 lots which gets underway on Tuesday. The selection offers works by Kenneth Webb, Mainie Jellett, Cecil Maguire, Norah McGuinness, Arthur Maderson, Cecil Maguire, Louis le Brocquy and many other artists.

    Sweet Pea by Kenneth Webb at Morgan O’Driscoll. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,200 AT HAMMER

    RENOWNED STREET ARTIST BRINGS NEW PROJECT TO HIS HOME

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

    Renowned Cork born artist Conor Harrington has added his home to the list of street art he has created in New York, Miami, Paris, London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Mallorca, Sao Paulo, San Juan, and the Bethlehem Wall. He has used the city’s famous English Market as a starting point for a mural which is located at Bishop Lucey Park near one of the entrances to the market. “My favourite part of Cork is the English market. I used to do as much of my shopping as possible there when I lived in Tower Street, before moving to London. And every time I’m home I’m always sure to have a stroll through and soak up some of the atmosphere” he said.

    The artist Conor Harrington in front of his mural in Cork

    In my painting, a man sets a table, a composition of fruit and veg in the manner of a lot of still life paintings from the 18th Century, when the English market and much of the Grand Parade and Patrick’s Street was built. The table is overflowing with fruit, an abundance of fresh produce that has been available in the market for years. I’ve included a doll’s house on the table to illustrate how Cork is a city built on food and how our culinary scene is one of our greatest assets. I’ve also included a fire extinguisher on the table as a reminder of the Burning of Cork 101 years ago, and that although the market was mostly spared, damage was still done.

    It is all part of the second edition of Ardu Street Art project. Other new projects across the city are Friz’s “Goddess Cliodhna” at St Finbarr’s Road, Shane O’Malley’s bold and bright coloured angular shapes and colours on Lower Glanmire Road, Asbestos’ “What is home?” at South Main Street.

    IRISH ARTISTS AT BONHAMS PRIVATE SALES

    Friday, May 15th, 2020

    Contemporary Irish artists Conor Harrington and Sean Scully feature at Bonhams sales. A large oil painting by Conor Harrington (Irish, born 1980) ‘L’Amour et La Violence’ executed in 2013, and a Sean Scully (Irish, born 1945) watercolour and graphite on paper, ‘Mirror’ from 2008 are on offer in Post War and Contemporary Art private treaty sales. This service provides clients with a bespoke approach to buying and selling, outside of the auction calendar. Interested parties are advised to contact the auctioneers directly for prices.

    Conor Harrington – L’Amour et La Violence

    ART FOR MOVEMBER FOUNDATION AT SOTHEBY’S

    Thursday, November 1st, 2018

    D*Face, Shepard Fairey and Conor Harrington are among the artists who work is on display at Sotheby’s in London this month for the mens health charity the Movember Foundation.  Ten street artists have created agenda setting pieces aimed at nurturing open conversations surrounding men’s mental health and suicide prevention.

    The works are on view at Sotheby’s London galleries as part of the ‘Contemporary Curated’ exhibition. Proceeds from the sale  on November 20 will benefit the Movember Foundation and their dedicated investment in ground-breaking mental health programmes. 

    Cork born London based Street Artist Conor Harrington at work in studio

    Felipe Pantone, Chromadynamica #76

    DFace – Console the Lonely, © Lionel Belluteau

    The Blind Patriots No. 4 by Conor Harrington.