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    AN HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY FOR IRISH COLLECTORS

    Friday, November 15th, 2019

    Billed by Whyte’s as an historic opportunity for Irish collectors the sale of the Ernie O’Malley Collection in Dublin on November 25 will be on view at Christie’s in London this weekend and at the RDS in Dublin from November 23. The sale is by Whyte’s in association with Christie’s and highlights have already been seen at Christie’s in New York. The auction of 100 lots is highlighted by five major oils by Yeats and contains works by a number of leading Irish artists from the 1930’s to the 1950’s.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 15, 2019)

    A YOUNG TINKER WOMAN, 1945 LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012). UPDATE: THIS MADE 18,000 AT HAMMER

    WHYTE’S ART SALE GROSSES OVER 900,000

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

    The Irish and International Art sale at Whyte’s grossed just over 900,000 with 75% of lots on offer sold. More than 100 people attended the sale with over 200 more competing by telephone, internet and absentee bids. Bids were received from were Angola, Uruguay, and United Arab Emirates.

    The Butler Gallery Benefit Auction grossed 50,000. The money will be used for the gallery’s new venue, Evans’ Home in Kilkenny.

    The top lot was Louis le Brocquy’s Image of Samuel Beckett 1980 which sold for 210,000 over a top estimate of 150,000. It went to a collector in London. Woman with Birds by Colin Middleton made 42,000; Woman with Red Hair by May Guinness made 34,000 over a top estimate of 8,000. It went to a collector in California.

    WOMAN WITH RED HAIR BY MAY GUINNESS

    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

    250 LOTS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S ONLINE SALE

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019

    A total of 250 lots will come under the hammer at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current sale of Irish art online.  The auction includes work by Hughie O’Donoghue, Mark O’Neill, Louis le Brocquy, Sean McSweeney, Cecil Maguire, Arthur Maderson and others. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Joe Murray (20th/21st Century)
    David Bowie
    set of 3 life cast masks
    This is an actual life cast taken from David Bowie’s face by makeup artist Dick Smith during the production of the 1983 movie ‘The Hunger’, David Bowie was 36 at this time  UPDATE: THESE MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    Louis Le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)
    Flower Seller Christmas Eve, Ann Street, Dublin 1944  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    Hughie O’Donoghue RA (b.1953)
    Fiume (Head) (2004)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Arthur K. Maderson (b.1942)
    Grey Cloud Over Blackwater Valley  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,600 AT HAMMER

    A 1953 OIL BY JACK B. YEATS AT WHYTE’S SALE IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

    Jack b. Yeats – A Passage is Required, 1953  UPDATE: THIS MADE 115,000 AT HAMMER

    A 1953 oil by Jack B. Yeats will lead Whyte’s spring auction of Irish and International art in Dublin at 6 pm on March 4.  A Passage is Required is estimated at 100,000-150,000.  The sale offers collectors and exciting opportunity to acquire rare artworks.  Highlights consigned include an oil by Margaret Clarke, a piece of stained glass from the workshop of Harry Clarke and a 1950’s oil by Norah McGuinness.  There is work by James Humbert Craig, Camille Souter, Evie Hone, Sean Keating, Roderic O’Cnor, Gerard Dillon, Louis le Brocquy, Kenneth Webb and others.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:U

    ANNIE, 1956 NORAH MCGUINNESS HRHA (1901-1980) UPDATE: THIS MADE  8,500 AT HAMMER

    OLIVER GOLDSMITH, 1861 JOHN HENRY FOLEY RA RHA (1818-1874) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Louis le Brocquy – Study for A Family, 1951  UPDATE: THIS MADE 49,000 AT HAMMER

    Studio of Harry Clarke – Stained glass door panel. UPDATE: THIS MADE 25,000 AT HAMMER

    WHYTE’S SALE OFFERS COLLECTORS KEY PIECES OF IRISH ART

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

    The evening sale of Important Irish Art at Whyte’s at the RDS in Dublin on November 26 will offer collectors an opportunity to acquire key pieces from this flagship winter sale.  Highlights include The Man with the Wrinkled Face by Yeats (80,000-120,000) and le Brocquy’s Image of Samuel Beckett (150,000-250,000) from 1994, one of a number of exemplary works by le Brocquy in the sale.  There are three horse paintings by Basil Blackshaw, some exceptional work by Irish women artists, a selection of sculpture and work by a wide variety of celebrated Irish artists.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    IMAGE OF SAMUEL BECKETT, 1994 LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012) (150,000-250,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    THE MAN WITH THE WRINKLED FACE, 1944 JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) (80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 245,000 AT HAMMER

    SELF PORTRAIT, c.1914 MARGARET CLARKE (NÉE CRILLEY) RHA (1888-1961) (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 48,000 AT HAMMER

    MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE, WEST OF IRELAND, 1913-1914 PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 44,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL DUBLIN AUCTION

    Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

    Viewing for Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction on November 12 gets underway at the RHA Gallery in Dublin on November 9.  As usual Mr. O’Driscoll has shown selected highlights for this sale in London and expects an international audience.  The catalogue, which lists 143 lots, is online.  Here is a small selection:

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012) Cavanagh (1974) (100,000-150,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    BANKSY (20TH/21ST CENTURY) BRITISH Laugh Now 2003 (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER

    JACK BUTLER YEATS (1871-1957) The Creole (1946) (60,000-90,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 84,000 AT HAMMER

    SIR JOHN LAVERY (1856-1941) Glendalough, Ireland (1924) (60,000-80,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    MARKEY ROBINSON (1918-1999) Auld Lammas Fair (12,000-18,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000 AT HAMMER

    KENNETH WEBB (B.1927) Roundstone Harbour (8,000-10,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART AT DE VERES IN DUBLIN NEXT WEEK

    Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

    THE de Veres art auction on Tuesday, September 25 at the Royal College of Physicians, Kildare St., Dublin will feature work by Jack Butler Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, Robert Ballagh, Norah McGuinness and art from the studios of George Campbell RHA and Desmond Carrick RHA.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:  UD

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA, 1871-1957 THE RETURN FROM THE PICNIC (60,000-90,000) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Robert Ballagh b.1943
    IN THE HEART OF THE HIBERNIAN METROPOLIS (1988) (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADD 7,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA, 1916-2012 STUDY OF OSCAR WILDE (15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,500 AT HAMMEF

    Norah McGuinness HRHA, 1901-1980 THE UPPER LIFFEY (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE IRISH ART SALE OFFERS 215 LOTS

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

    An online sale of Irish art runs by Morgan O’Driscoll runs until August 7 at 6.30 p.m.   The catalogue lists 215 works.  Here is a small selection:

    PATRICK O’REILLY (B.1957)Bear with Bell (1,000-1,400)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012)Flight c.1954 (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,100 AT HAMMER

    RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN (1856-1906) Girl with a Book and Toys (1893) (3,000-5,000)UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700 AT HAMMER

    Kenneth Webb – Roundstone Harbour, Connemara (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,500 AT HAMMER

    A LE BROCQUY HEAD AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S RDS AUCTION

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    Louis le Brocquy – Reconstructed Head of a Child  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This artwork by Louis le Brocquy is entitled Reconstructed Head of a Child. It comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction at the RDS in Dublin on April 30. The catalogue note explains how an isolated human presence emerged from le Brocquy’s paintings in the 1950’s, until he felt he had exhausted the idea.  This feeling led to the destruction of a year’s worth of work.

    Then, inspired by a display of decorated Polynesian heads at the Musee de l’Homme in Paris, he found a new way of painting the human head, which is viewed by both Celts and Polynesians as a box that held the spirit prisoner. So he set out to paint the head in a new way, to paint it in pursuit of an archaeology of the spirit. Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) was one of Ireland’s  leading artists. He produced a celebrated series of heads including literary figures like Yeats, Joyce and Beckett.  This one is estimated at 80,000-120,000.
    The catalogue lists 147 lots.  Viewing at the RDS gets underway next Friday.