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    Thursday, October 26th, 2023
    EILEEN MEAGHER (20TH/21ST CENTURY) – Connemara Landscape (1988). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    Connemara Landscape, a small oil on canvas by Eileen Meagher, comes up as lot 12 in Morgan O’Driscoll’s off the wall online art auction which runs until October 31. The sale offers an affordable collection with lithographs and prints by William Crozier, Damien Hirst, Paul Henry, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, pencil drawings, watercolours and oils by a wide range of popular Irish and international artists. The catalogue is online.


    Friday, December 1st, 2017

    Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction, now on view at the RHA Gallery, takes place at 6 pm on December 4.  The catalogue, which is online, features 159 lots.  Here is a small selection:

    SEAN SCULLY (B.1945)9.2.89 (70,000-100,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 66,000 AT HAMMER

    CHARLES J. MCAULEY (1900-1999)Unloading the Catch (7,000-10,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    JOAN MIRO (1893-1983) SPANISH Silencio 7/25 (From Mai-Ku) (1967) (1,200-1,600)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000

    Rory Breslin – Le Petit Mort (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800

    Anna Linnane – Horse (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400


    Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

    Lucian Freud Strawberries – oil on copper

    The record for Kandinsky was broken twice in one night, there was a new record for Miro and Lucian Freud’s actual size strawberries made £120,875 per strawberry at a sterling night at Sotheby’s in London last night.  Three works made over £20 million for the first time in any London auction. The Actual Size and Impressionist and Modern evening sales brought in a combined total of £148.9 million. Kandinsky’s Murnau – Landschaft kit grunem Haus made a new record for the artist of £21 million followed just six lots later by Bild kit weissen Linien which sold for £33 million. Femme et oiseau by Joan Miro from his Constellation series sold for £24.6 million. A unique cast by Giacometti made £17.9 million. A small group of strawberries by Lucian Freud made £1.2 million.

    Helena Newman, Global Co-Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department & Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, said: “To have three landmarks in the development of 20th Century art by Kandinsky, Miró and Giacometti come to the market in a single sale tonight was momentous. These key works stand as turning points in the history of art, and tonight auction history was made when the record for Kandinsky broken not just once but twice and an unprecedented three works sold over £20m in a single London Evening Sale. The strength at the very highest level of the market was echoed across price points – and sizes. Collectors were out in force, participating from a record number of locations around the globe, with the level of Asian buyers as numerous as those from the US, underscoring the enduring importance of London as a key driver of the global art market.”

    Joan Miró’s Femme et oiseaux

    Helena Newman finds bids during the sale of Wassily Kandinsky’s Bild mit weissen Linien for £33 million.


    Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

    Building Tops by Christy Brown sold for 1,600

    Building Tops by Christy Brown sold for 1,600

    Paul Henry topped the poll at Whyte’s sale of Irish and international art.  His Kerry Bog sold for a hammer price of 66,000 in a sale that grossed 580,000 with 79% of 209 lots sold.  Whyte’s worries that the political instability in Ireland due to the inconclusive general election results might affect the market proved to be unfounded.  The second highest lot was another Henry, Cabins by a Lough which made 54,000.  An untitled Miro from 1973 made 20,000 at hammer, Cecil Maguire’s Early Light, Lough Inagh made a strong 9,000, as did Summer Yachting by James Humbert Craig. Harry Kernoff’s Western Colleen made 8,800 and Wild Ponies, Connemara by Patrick Hennessy sold for 7,500.  Other artists in demand included Camille Souter, Patrick Scott, George Campbell, John Skelton, Markey Robinson and Christy Brown.

    (See post on for February 21, 2016).