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    Monday, December 20th, 2010

    The Blue Door by Markey Robinson. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 3,000

    Girl Looking at an Andy Warhol is the title of this limited edition print by Robert Ballagh. (click to enlarge). This was unsold.

    The Blue Door by Markey Robinson dates from the 1960’s.  It is among the 250 works to feature in an affordable Irish art auction by Matthews Fine Art at Oldcastle, Co. Meath on Sunday January 2 at 3 p.m. Estimates range from 200 to 8,000.
    Artists whose work will feature include Percy French, Peter Collis, Colin Davison, Robert Ballagh, J.P. Donleavy, Markey Robinson, Patrick O’Reilly, Graham Knuttel, Sean Scully, Brian Ballard and Gladys McCabe.
    There is a collection of around 100 framed decorative oil paintings from the liquidator of an hotel group.  The Blue Door has an estimate of 3,000-5,000.  Robert Ballagh’s limited edition print entitled Girl looking at an Andy Warhol is estimated at 1,500-2,500.
    There will be viewing on New Year’s Eve from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., from noon to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Day and from noon to the start of the sale at 3 p.m. on January 2.
    UPDATE:  Percy French ‘Sunset over the Bog’  made 3,900, Markey Robinson ‘The Blue Door’ made 3,000, Elizabeth Brophy ‘The Grassy Beach’ made 1,800, Alice Maher ‘Night Garden Series’ 60″ made 3,800, Neil Shawcross ‘Standing Nude’ 26″ made 1,700, Ted Jones, ‘The Reader’, made 2,400, Breon O’Casey, ‘Abstract with Red’ made 1,850, Patrick O’Reilly, ‘A conference of Crows’ Bronze, Unique 23″ made 4,800 and Colin Davison, ‘Standing Nude, Morning Light,’ made 3,000.