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    WIDE RANGE OF IRISH ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Saturday, June 18th, 2022
    DANIEL O’NEILL (1920-1974) – HEAD UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

    Dan O’Neill, Louis le Brocquy, Jack B Yeats, John Shinnors and Mr. Brainwash all feature at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online evening sale of Important Irish Art on June 20.  The auction kicks off with a Study for a Stained Glass Window by Evie Hone and there is art by Mainie Jellett, Percy French, Arthur Maderson, Cecil Maguire, Flora Mitchell, Sean Keating, Rose Barton, Mildred Anne Butler and a wide variety of Irish artists whose work is sought after.  The catalogue is online.

    ANYONE INTERESTED IN A COLOURFUL BUNCH OF PLAYBOYS?

    Friday, April 29th, 2022
    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012) – Playboys of the Western World. UPDATE: THIS MADE €1,600 AT HAMMER

    This set of six lithographs framed as one by Louis le Brocquy comes up as lot 15 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s affordable online Irish art auction which is running now. The estimate is 800-1,200. The catalogue, with work by a wide variety of artists, is online now and bidding ends from 6.30 pm on May 3.

    WINTER SELLING SEASON OF IRISH ART TO SURPASS €10 million

    Sunday, December 5th, 2021

    The sizzling winter season of Irish art sales is on track to surpass €10 million this week.   Sales at Sotheby’s, de Veres, Bonhams, Whyte’s and Morgan O’Driscoll have already achieved an aggregate of at least €9 million.  A big sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam next Wednesday is certain to bring this figure racing past the €10 million post. At Whyte’s the most expensively estimated Yeats painting ever at auction –  The Shouting at €1.5 million – €2 million – made a hammer price of €1.4 million (€1.74 million with fees and VAT).  Women artists fared particularly well and works by Grace Henry, Letitia Hamilton and Nano Reid shot past their top estimates.  The Fortune Teller by Grace Henry made €37,000 at hammer over a top estimate of just €7,000, a new world record for the artist. There was also a new world record for Graham Knuttel.

    This Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy at Adams was commissioned for Setanta House. UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    Adams will offer major works by Yeats and Colin Middleton next Wednesday. Among the le Brocquy’s at Adams is Ancestral Head (€60,000-€80,000) and Cavannagh, an Aubusson tapestry commissioned from the artist for Setanta House (€80,000-€120,000).  There is a Composition by Evie Hone (€30,000-€40,000) and Cubist Landscape, Trees, Houses by Mary Swanzy (€20,000-€30,000). The auction features three landscapes by Paul Henry headed by Cottages and Turfstacks in the West of Ireland (€140,000-€180,000) along with sculpture by F E McWilliam, John Behan, Imogen Stuart, Breon O’Casey, Rory Breslin, Cliodna Cussen and paintings by Sir William Orpen, George Campbell, Camille Souter, Dan O’Neill, Tony O’Malley, Basil Blackshaw, John Shinnors, John Boyd and Donald Teskey.  This sale promises to bring a remarkable season to an exciting close.

    AN ONLINE AUGUST SALE OF IRISH ART

    Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
    LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012), “THE TÁIN. THE BULL OF CUAILNGE [BLUE]”, 1989. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    This lithograph by Louis le Brocquy comes up at Hegarty’s art auction online until August 15. Number 84 from an edition of 140 it is estimated at 2,000-3,000. The catalogue for the sale, with more than 150 lots, is online. Among the artists included are John Butler Yeats, Martin Finnan, Tom Cullen, Michael Gemmell, John Kingerlee, Norman Wilkinson, Maurice Canning Wilks, Gretta O’ Brien, Anne P. Jury, Ann Mueller, Lorna Millar, Colin Flack, Markey Robinson, Terry Delaney, Con Campbell, Declan Marry, George Gavin Duffy, J. P Rooney, Annie Robinson and Adam Kos

    HIGHLY SUCCESSUL ART SALE EVENING AT DE VERES IN DUBLIN

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

    ADAM and Eve in the Garden, a colour inverted Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy, made a hammer price of 130,000 over a top estimate of 90,000 at de Veres in Dublin this evening. This has been a highly successful sale of high quality art billed as Outstanding Irish Art and Sculpture. A Still Life by Roderic O’Conor made 75,000; The Little Horse at Play by Jack B. Yeats made 240,000; A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry made 105,000; The Good Grey Morning by Yeats made 220,000: Scarecrow Portraits by John Shinnors made 125,000; a sculpture entitled Nunca Sobremos by Ana Duncan made 21,000; two works by F.E. McWilliam made 15,000 and 14,000 respectively; Bitch in a birch by Orla de Bri made 5,000, as did Frozen Fountain by Killian Schurmann and Ecce Homo by Catherine Greene made 7,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for June 18 and June 12, 2021)

    VIEWING UNDERWAY FOR WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021

    Viewing for the summer art auction at Whyte’s on June 14 gets underway at Molesworth St. in Dublin today. Visitors are requested to wear face masks. The timed online auction runs until 6 pm next Monday. This is a sale of over 300 lots with guide estimates from 60 to 5,000. Many famous Irish artists are represented and Whyte’s say that it is an ideal time for newcomers and established collectors to dip their toe into the art world. The catalogue is online.

    Louis le Brocquy – No Lemon (1974) 59/75 (1,000-1,500)

    BECKETT BY LE BROCQUY AT GORMLEYS

    Saturday, February 20th, 2021

    A watercolour of Samuel Beckett by Louis le Brocquy is among the highlights at Gormley’s evening online art auction in Belfast  on February 23).  It is estimated at €19,100-€22,750. A bronze standing Irish wolfhound by Stephen McKeown is estimated at €11,500-€17,000.  There is a print by Damien Hirst, a lithograph by Salvador Dali and work by Maurice Wilks, Charles McAuley, Brian Ballard, Gladys McCabe, Markey Robinson and other well known Irish artists.

    Portrait of Samuel Beckett by Louis le Brocquy UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £16,000

    LE BROCQUY LEADS TIMED ONLINE AUCTION AT ADAMS

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

    A Le Brocquy pen, ink and watercolour ‘Red Roses for Me’ leads the James Adam timed online sale of contents from Number 1 Wellington Road, Dublin which is now underway and runs until January 11. The former restaurateur Peter White is downsizing and his lifetime collection is coming under the hammer. The 1946 work – inspired by the
    Sean O’Casey play of the same name about a Dublin Protestant family
    against the backdrop of the 1913 Lockout – is estimated at 8,000-12,000.
    The sale comprises Irish, British and Continental paintings from the early 19th century to the present day, bronzes, prints, furniture, porcelain, silver and domestic effects.

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012) Red Roses for Me. UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    A THOUSAND HEADS BY LOUIS LE BROCQUY

    Sunday, December 6th, 2020

    Mille Tetes is the title of this Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy at the James Adam online sale of Important Irish art on December 9. According to a catalogue note by Niamh Corcoran Mille Tetes (1,000 Heads) is a distinctive example of both Le Brocquy’s sustained interest in representing the human head and the visual effect of inverting colour and tone. Signed and dated 1973 this is number 1 of an edition of 9. It is estimated at 50,000-80,000.

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)
    Mille Tetes B, No.1929. UPDATE: THIS MADE 54,000 AT HAMMER

    A le Brocquy at Whyte’s online art sale

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020

    Hand (1971) is the title of this piece by Louis le Brocquy at Whyte’s autumn online art auction which continues until October 5. The lithograph on handmade paper, number 10 from an edition of 70, was exhibited at Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer, New York in 1971. It is estimated at 1,000-1,500. More than 260 lots are on offer in this timed sale, all at reasonable estimates. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,800 AT HAMMKER