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    Saturday, December 18th, 2021
    Through the streets to the hills by Jack B Yeats

    A hammer price of €160,000  for a small oil by Jack B Yeats at the James Adam sale in Dublin last week is testament to the health of the Irish art market as 2021 draws to a close.  Through the Streets to the Hills measures just 9″ x 14″ and easily sailed past the top estimate of €150,000. Bogland Connemara by Paul Henry made €100,000 and an Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy made €80,000 at hammer. A Western Lake and Mountain Landscape by Henry made €75,000 and Composition by Evie Hone sold for €46,000.  A Cubist Landscape by Mary Swanzy made €38,000 and Looking Westward by Dan O’Neill made €40,000.At least €12 million euro worth of Irish art changed hands in the winter selling season at Sotheby’s, de Veres, Bonhams, Whyte’s, Morgan O’Driscoll and Adams.  The market is rock solid, rather than frenzied in the way it was before the 2008 crash. At Adams three works by Colin Middleton made hammer prices respectively of €29,000, €25,000 and €23,000. A Bahamas painting by Tony O’Malley made €22,000 and Bird in Blue by Breon O’Casey made €20,000 over a top estimate of €12,000.Art by Basil Blackshaw, William Leech, George Campbell, Donald Teskey, Edwin Hayes, Edward McGuire, F E McWilliam and John Shinnors all sold well at Adams last week. Little Blue Piece, an etched, stained and blown cut glass work by the Cork based Maud Cotter made a hammer price of €2,400 over a top estimate of €1,600.

    Maud Cotter (b.1954) Little Blue Piece. Etched, stained and painted antique mouth blown glass panel,


    Monday, August 2nd, 2021

    This volatile and brilliant piece by acclaimed artist Maud Cotter is titled Without Stilling. The inner edge is geometric and beautiful, the outer edge grasps at an unknowable future, within its folds it contains the energy of a lightly coiled spring. Made of Finnish birch ply – each piece hand cut, made wet and folded where necessary – this remarkable artwork speaks to the nature of form. It is part of Cotter’s solo exhibition entitled “a consequence of – a dappled world”  at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin until August 8.  It is definitely easier to make sense of a landscape or a portrait bust than abstraction. Contemporary art and sculpture is challenging. If you are unsure about abstraction just take a long look and seek a response within yourself.  There is a clue in the exhibition title inspired by the Gerald Manley Hopkins poem Pied Beauty.