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    A SCULLY TO DIE FOR AT DE VERES

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020

    A 1998 work by Sean Scully with a top estimate of €900,000 leads de Veres online sale of outstanding Irish Art and Sculpture in Dublin on July 23. An oil on linen, Double Window is signed and dated and measures 54″ x 48 1/8″. In a catalogue note Dr. Frances Ruane comments: “Although his work is geometric and totally abstract, his starting point comes from what he’s looking at or what he’s feeling rather than in solving academic visual problems. In the process of painting he does construct abstract dialogues that are purely visual, but this isn’t the driving force behind the work.  Although the colour is bold, ‘Double Window’ shows how, with Scully, it is carefully nuanced, with underpainting coming through the top layer of paint. This is a particularly theatrical composition, a visual story of opposing forces, the artist struggling to make the double insets live with that powerful background, and to have them live with each other. Scully’s success is that while the struggle is evident, he manages to make it work.” 

    Sean Scully RA, b.1945 DOUBLE WINDOW (1998) (€600,000 – €900,000)

    ART AND DESIGN ONLINE AT DE VERES DUBLIN

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020

    A total of 132 lots of art and design will come under the hammer at deVeres next Tuesday evening at 6 pm.  There is everything from smoked glass console tables to a set of nine 1970’s French dining chairs, Italian chrome and gilt open shelves to a Danish leather sofa. There are sideboards, low tables, Barcelona chairs, hanging lights, Art Deco dining chairs, Italian coffee tables, adjustable French floor lamps, low tables and mirrors. A selection of art to complement this design includes work by Charles Tyrrell, James O’Connor, Louis le Brocquy, Willie Evesson, Sean McSweeney, Eilis O’Connell and other artists.  This auction is online at The Saleroom.

    Italian leather L shaped Habart sofa by Max Divani. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,600

    DE VERES SEEK TO HELP THE CHARITY SECTOR

    Monday, April 6th, 2020

    The Dublin auctioneering firm de Veres, which postponed a planned Irish art sale and opened the catalogue to offers instead, plans to run a large charity auction in June. They are looking for donations of art and sculpture and anything of quality that could be sold at auction. Bidding will all take place online it will be assembled remotely. Private collectors, artists, galleries and corporate donors are the target. As a result of the lockdown many charities are facing a major shortfall. de Veres ran successful charity sales after the Omagh bombings, the tsunami tragedy and Haiti.

    Opening the catalogue of their proposed sale to offers resulted in a huge influx of enquiries and bids. The auction brought in more than 100,000. There were numerous bidders and vendors coujld decide whether or not to accept the final bid. Sixty five lots were sold.

    IRISH ART AT DE VERES

    Sunday, November 24th, 2019

    A walking cane owned by Michael Collins is included in de Veres Irish Art Auction at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St. at 6 pm on November 26. The cane, lot 84, was given by Collins to John Cormack, his driver, who had been shot during a gun battle at Dublin’s Red Cow c1921.  It comes to auction through  Cormack’s grand-daughter and is estimated at 2,000-4,000.The catalogue cover lot, F.E. MacWilliam’s Anthropomorphic Bean (1965) was once in the collection of the infamous investment bankers Lehman Brothers and was housed at No. 3 World Financial Centre adjacent to the twin towers in New York on 9/11. It is estimated at 25,000-35,000.  Other highlights of the sale include four small Dan O’Neill oils, a Big Forest Borneo triptych by Barrie Cooke and A Memory of W.B.Yeats walking in Dublin by Patrick Collins.  Viewing is now underway at de Veres at 35 Kildare St. in Dublin.

    UPDATE: THE MICHAEL COLLINS WALKING CANE MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    Anthropomorphic Bean by F.E. McWilliam. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    ART FOR ALL TASTES AT DE VERES SALE IN DUBLIN

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019

    The evening art auction at by de Veres in Dublin on October 8 offers an interesting selection to suit a variety of tastes.  There is work from the studios of George Campbell and Patrick Leonard, international art by Patrick Caulfield and a selection of etchings by Sean Scully sit easily alongside work by artists like Richard Gorman, Ciaran Lennon and Cecil King. A private collection of 50 paintings collected over a lifetime is  among the 173 lots on offer.  There are several lots of contemporary design including a lounge chair and ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames, Wassily chairs by Marcel Breuer and a pair of Italian easy chairs in the manner of Ico Parisi.  There is work by Gerard Dillon, Anne Yeats, Evie Hone, Sean Keating, Colin Middleton, Nano Reid, Eileen Meagher, Tony O’Malley, Alicia Boyle and many more.  The catalogue is online.

    Coastal View of the West of Ireland by George Campbell UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 400 AT HAMMER

    TOP PRICES AT DE VERES

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    Allegory, an Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy, was the top lot at de Veres art and sculpture sale in Dublin last night. It sold for a hammer price of 92,000. Patrick O’Reilly’s GI Bear, unique and bronze, measuring eight feet by nine feet, which had been displayed outside the Merrion Hotel, sold for a hammer price of 80,000.

    Louis le Brocquy – Allegory

    Other top hammer prices include: Rowan Gillespie Portrait of a Dreamer 67,000; Louis le Brocquy Tinker Breaks Whitethorn   42,000; Patrick O’Reilly Bear 30,000; Stephen McKenna Black and Yellow Lighthouse 29,000; Patrick Scott, Gold Painting 28,000; Walter Osborne, High St., Rye 17,500 and F E McWilliam Carving 16,500.

    PATRICK O’REILLY – GI BEAR

    RICH PICKINGS FOR COLLECTORS OF IRISH ART

    Monday, June 10th, 2019

    Rich pickings await collectors at two sales of Irish art in Dublin and one in London this week.  The evening sale of art and sculpture at de Veres on June 11 offers three tapestries by le Brocquy including Allegory from 1950 (60,000-90,000). This series rarely appears at auction.  There is as well a fine watercolour from his Tinkers series (40,000-60,000).The auction features work by artists like Patrick Scott, Mainie Jellett, Hughie O’Donoghue, Tony O’Malley, Robert Ballagh, Stephen McKenna and Sean McSweeney.A feature of this auction is the sculpture section, on view in the garden of The Merrion Hotel.  The first piece on view is a massive bronze GI Bear by Patrick O’Reilly standing outside the hotel on Merrion Street (80,000-120,000).

    Tinker Picking Whitethorn, a watercolour by Louis le Brocquy at de Veres  UPDATE: THIS MADE 42,000 AT HAMMER

    Interest in the work of Mary Swanzy has hugely increased in latter years, helped no doubt by her major exhibition currently at the Crawford in Cork previously on show at IMMA.  Her South of France Landscape dating from around 1915 is lot 38 at the James Adam evening sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on June 1. It is estimated at 20,000-30,000.Low Water, Spring Tide, Clifden by Jack. B, Yeats dates to 1906 and is his first oil painting, created when he was moving on from watercolour. It is estimated at 40,000-60,000 at Adams.  The sale offers a number of fine 18th and 19th century landscapes by artists including William Sadler, John Henry Campbell, Frederick Brocas and William Ashford.  Lot 62 is a  monumental bronze by Edward Delaney featured in an RTE still photograph of the poet Patrick Kavanagh in 1962.  Titled Cathedral it is estimated at 15,000-20,000.  There are abstract works by Cecil King, William Scott, Felim Egan and Michael Farrell, A Connemara Landscape by Paul Henry and a 1920’s portrait by the English painter Gerald Leslie Brockhurst of Florence Forsythe. Adams point out that a portrait of film star Merle Oberon by Brockhurst sold last year for $290,000.  Adams has a more modest estimate of 20,000-40,000 on their example.The Irish selection on offer at Bonhams Modern British and Irish art sale in London on June 12 is headed by Yeats’ Romeo and Juliet.  There are two Irish sketches by L.S. Lowry as well as works by Louis le Brocquy, Colin Middleton, Rowan Gillespie, William Scott, Sean Scully and Sir John Lavery.

    South of France Landscape by Mary Swanzy at James Adam UPDATE: THIS MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER

    ART, SCULPTURE AND A DREAMING JOHN LENNON AT DE VERES

    Thursday, June 6th, 2019

    Upcoming at de Veres art and sculpture sale in Dublin on June 11 is Rowan Gillespie’s Portrait of a Dreamer 1982 (Homage to John Lennon) with an estimate of 40,000-60,000. Other works in this sale include a complex gold painting by Patrick Scott and a Horse with Rider by Michael Quane.  Louis le Brocquy is represented by three tapestries including ‘Allegory’ from 1950. Among the artists in the sale are Patrick Scott, Mainie Jellet, Hughie O’Donoghue, Tony O’Malley, Robert Ballagh, Stephen McKenna and Sean McSweeney. Viewing of the sculpture in this auction is to take place in the garden of The Merrion Hotel. The catalogue is online.

    Portrait of a Dreamer by Rowan Gillespie UPDATE: THIS MADE 67,500 AT HAMMER

    ROMANTIC EARLY STYLE YEATS AT DE VERES

    Sunday, March 24th, 2019

    Tralee shows Jack B. Yeats in the last and most romantic phase of his early style.  The 1924 work comes up at de Veres evening sale of Irish art at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St., Dublin at 6 pm on March 26 with an estimate of 150,000-200,000. Against a background of post sunset fading light it shows an old man gazing reflectively at the water with young people passing by. It can be read as a comment on the past and the future. Emigration had been halted since 1914 by the First World War and the war in Ireland which followed. In 1924 cheap fares to America saw a flood of young people leaving the country. The painting was previously owned both by Sean Lemass and Charles Haughey.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for Marcb 21, 2019)

    Tralee by Jack B Yeats UPDATE: THIS MADE 180,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART AT DE VERES

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    A number of Irish collections have contributed to de Veres evening sale of Irish art which takes place at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin on March 26. The sale of 140 lots at de Veres includes two Enignum chairs by the Cork based internationally renowned designer Joseph Walsh each estimated at 8,000-12,000.  The collection of singer Brian Kennedy includes nine works by Patrick Scott.  There is art by Jack B. Yeats, Mainie Jellett, Louis le Brocquy, John Doherty, Felim Egan, Kenneth Webb, Markey Robinson, William John Leech, Patrick Hennessy, Lady Beatrice Glenavy, Dan O’Neill, Colin Middleton, Tony O’Malley, Charles Tyrrell and many others.

    Enignum chair by Joseph Walsh UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER
    John Doherty, b.1949 M.C. BUTLER & CO, KELLS, CO MEATH UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD