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    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


    Sunday, August 27th, 2023
    The Road Bends is the title of this oil on paper by Donald Teskey at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of the Ulster Bank Art Collection on the evening of August 28. UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,000 AT HAMMER


    Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
    DONALD TESKEY (B.1956) – Kilcummin Head, Co. Mayo (2020). UPDATE: THIS MADE 36,000 AT HAMMER

    This 2020 work by Donald Teskey comes up as lot 6 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online Irish art auction. The online catalogue features work by Evie Hone, John Behan, Jack Butler Yeats, Nano Reid, Orla de Bri, Cecil King, Sir William Orpen and many other Irish artists. The sale runs until the evening of Monday, July 31 and will be on view in Skibbereen, west Cork from July 27. Kilcummin Head by Teskey is estimated at €15,000-€25,000.


    Friday, October 22nd, 2021
    DONALD TESKEY (B.1956) – Fog Latitude. UPDATE: THIS MADE 18,000 AT HAMMER

    There is art by Paul Henry, Sean Scully, Francis Bacon, Banksy, John Behan, Bridget Riley and many more Irish and international artists at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale of Irish and International Art on October 26. Viewing for this evening auction gets underway at the RDS and continues right over the Bank Holiday weekend. The catalogue is online. Fog Latitude by Donald Teskey is estimated at 15,000-25,000.


    Thursday, June 17th, 2021

    Tempest, a dramatic work by the Limerick artist Donald Teskey, comes up as Lot 14 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Important Irish Art which runs to June 28. This large canvas, depicting a wave crashing on a rocky sea shore, is one of Teskey’s most dramatic works and was exhibited at the Hunt Museum in 2016.

    Born in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick in 1956, Donald Teskey studied at the Limerick School of Art from 1974 to 1978. Two years later, his first one person exhibition was held at the Lincoln Gallery in Dublin. In 1984 he was one of the artists selected by Lucy Lippard for the international touring exhibition Divisions, Crossroads, Turns of Mind. After a decade-long gap, and following an inspirational period at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, in 1996. Teskey began to focus on rural rather than urban subjects, painting landscapes rather than the human figure. His style of painting became more expressionistic. Based in Dublin, Teskey was elected a member of the RHA in 2003 and Aosdána in 2006.

    Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956)
    Tempest (2016) (20,000-30,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE €38,000 AT HAMMER


    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

    Fresh from the success of an online art auction on September 14 at which works by Donald Teskey and Markey Robinson each made 15,000 at hammer Morgan O’Driscoll will hold an online sale of affordable Irish art on September 21. The catalogue for the sale lists 420 lots. There is work on offer by Arthur Maderson, Liam Treacy, Evie Hone, Mark O’Neill, Maurice Wilks, Arthur Armstrong, Desmond Carrick and many more well known artists.

    Markey Robinson – North African Village sold for 15,000.


    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

    The catalogue for Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auction of Irish art, which runs until September 14, lists 248 lots. There is a wide selection of art by well known and much loved artists available. Among them is Coastline by Donald Teskey.

    Donald Teskey – Coastline (8,000-12,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER


    Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

    Fresh from a very successful year in 2015 Morgan O’Driscoll’s first online Irish art sale of 2016 runs to January 18.   There is plenty to choose from.  Here is a small selection:

    Mark O'Neill (b.1963) The Shaded Corner, Ville Franche (4,000-6,000).

    Mark O’Neill (b.1963)
    The Shaded Corner, Ville Franche (4,000-6,000).UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 6,000

    Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956) Reclining Female Nude (2003) (5,000-7,000).

    Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956)
    Reclining Female Nude (2003) (5,000-7,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,000

    Patrick Scott HRHA (1921-2014) Original Design for a Tapestry, Shanagarry (Co Cork) (1,250-1,750).

    Patrick Scott HRHA (1921-2014)
    Original Design for a Tapestry, Shanagarry (Co Cork) (1,250-1,750).  UPDATE:  THIS SOLD FOR 2,700