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    WINTER SCENE BY MARKEY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, January 6th, 2022
    MARKEY ROBINSON (1918-1999) – Winter Landscape. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    This winter landscape by Markey Robinson comes up as lot 9 in Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online sale, which runs until January 10. The work in gouache is estimated at 2,000-3,000. Morgan O’Driscoll’s auction is on view in Skibbereen by appointment and subject to the current government Covid guidelines. There are 447 lots in the auction and the catalogue is online.

    PECKHAM ROCKS WITH BANKSY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, December 30th, 2021
    BANKSY (20TH/21ST CENTURY) – Peckham Rock (2018). UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    This wooden replica of Peckham Rock by Banksy recreated by the British Museum in 2018 is Lot 43 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s off the wall online art auction which runs until January 10. Unframed it measures 4.9″ x 7.2″ and the framed size if 14.6″ x 13.8″. It is estimated at 500-600. There are 447 lots on offer and the catalogue is online.

    A COLOURFUL TREATMENT OF THREE MEN IN A BOAT

    Saturday, December 18th, 2021

    Home to Cuas by the Dingle based artist Liam O’Neill made a hammer price of €14,000 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s off the wall art auction last week.  It is a colourful treatment of three men in a currach returning from a fishing trip.  Cuas is located near Brandon Creek, reputed to be the starting point for St. Brendan to set sail across the Atlantic in the 6th century.

    A RUSTLE OF SPRING FROM KENNETH WEBB AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Friday, December 3rd, 2021
    KENNETH WEBB (B.1927) – Spring Meadow. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    Spring Meadow by Kenneth Webb comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current off the wall online sale of Irish art. The small oil on canvas is estimated at €1,200-€1,800. The catalogue for this sale of 450 lots is online. The auction runs to the evening of December 6.

    ENJOY YOUR DREAMS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S ART AUCTION

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
    MR. BRAINWASH – Everyday Life (2020). UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    Everyday Life by Mr. Brainwash comes up as lot 76 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Important Irish Art auction this evening. The unique screenprint with spray, acrylic and paint on wove paper is estimated at 8,000-12,000. Mr. Brainwash is a French born Los Angeles based street artist who, in 2009, designed the cover for Madonna’s Celebration album. Though this is an auction of mainly Irish art and artists there are some international artists like Damien Hirst and Robert Indiana featured. The sale kicks off at 6.30 pm.

    OSBORNE’S HURDY GURDY PLAYER AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Sunday, November 28th, 2021
    WALTER FREDERICK OSBORNE (1859-1903) – The Hurdy-Gurdy Player. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    THIS c1887 work by Walter Osborne is lot 25 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current sale of Important Irish Art which runs to the evening of November 30. It is possible that this work was painted in Newbury, Berkshire as Orpen spent much of the 1880’s dividing his time between Ireland and England. In 1887 he was in Berkshire and Hampshire. It is estimated at 40,000-60,000.

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S SALE NOW ON VIEW AT RDS

    Saturday, November 27th, 2021
    JACK B YEATS – SHOUTING UPDATE: THIS MADE €1.4 MILLION AT HAMMER

    Viewing gets underway at the RDS today for Whyte’s sale of Important Irish art on November 29. The most expensively estimated Irish artwork ever to come to auction is the leading lot at the sale. Shouting, an epic large scale work by Jack B Yeats, is estimated at €1.5 million – €2 million.  Painted in 1950 it was described by Hilary Pyle, author of the Yeats Catalogue Raisonne, as one of the artists finest achievements in these late visionary paintings.  With three boisterous companions, a seaman, a jockey and a ballad singer, on an open bogland it brings together diverse memories and motifs from earlier paintings and illustrations.

    There is art by  Dan O’Neill, Grace Henry, Percy French, Letitia Hamilton, Cecil Maguire, Patrick Collins, Louis le Brocquy, Evie Hone, Tony O’Malley and John Shinnors among the 154 lots on offer.  The catalogue is online.

    Meantime bidding on Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art runs until next Tuesday at 6.30 pm.  The sale is on view in Skibbereen today and on Monday and Tuesday. There is art by Donald Teskey, Cecil Maguire, Yeats, Arthur Maderson, Kenneth Webb and many more.

    IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S NOVEMBER SALE

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
    EVA HENRIETTA HAMILTON (1876-1960) – Fair Day Clifden. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,900 AT HAMMER

    Fair Day, Clifden by Eva Hamilton is lot 5 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale of Important Irish Art which runs until November 30. It is estimated at 800-1,200. There is art by Donald Teskey, Percy French, Kenneth Webb, Jack Butler Yeats, Dan O’Neill, Patrick Collins, Louis le Brocquy, Walter Osborne, Hughie O’Donoghue, William Conor and many other artists on offer among 251.

    OFF THE WALL ART AUCTION BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, October 28th, 2021
    ROWLAND HILL ARUA (1915-1979) – DUNFANAGHY, CO. DONEGAL UDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    THIS oil on board by Rowland Hill of Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal is lot 14 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable art on November 1. It is estimated at 500-750. There is art by Simeon Stafford, Cecil Maguire, Louis le Brocquy, John Kingerlee, Jack Butler Yeats, Mainie Jellett, Michael Gemmell, Barrie Cooke, Norman McCaig, Mark Rode, Siobhan Bulfin, Padraic Reaney and many others. The catalogue for the auction of art and sculpture is online, and the sale is on view in Skibbereen.

    PAUL HENRY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL ART SALE

    Sunday, October 24th, 2021
    Paul Henry – Turf Stacks in Connemara. UPDATE: THIS MADE 190,000 AT HAMMER

    Art auctions cover an amazing range of subjects and Morgan O’Driscoll’s upcoming evening online sale of Irish and International Art on October 26 – now on view at the RDS – is no exception. Nowadays turf cutting is controversial, following an EU habitats directive making cutting illegal on numerous Irish bogs. This adds a certain poignancy to one of the major lots of the auction, Paul Henry’s Turf Cutting in Connemara.  It depicts mounds of turf drying in a classical Connemara mountain and water landscape under changing skies.  Once a familiar feature of the Irish landscape sights like this are no more.  The painting, which had been in an Australian collection, is estimated at 1€20,000-€160,000.In complete contrast is Bridget Riley’s captivating Two Blues from 2003, a screenprint from an edition of 250 with an estimate of €2,500-€3,500.  In a catalogue note the former Crawford Gallery curator Peter Murray comments on the stylish abstract areas of colour with no one colour dominant in this work by the distinguished British artist. Big name international artists don’t come cheap but no matter what the cost it is always a good idea only to buy art you really really love. Sean Scully’s Untitled No. 9, a composition of interlocking rectangles, dates to 1982 and is estimated at €60,000-€90,000.  There is a similar estimate on Banksy’s Jack and Jill (Police Kids) from 2005.William Conor captures beautifully the joy of children balancing on a makeshift see saw in Shuggleshoo.  Shuggle means to shake and this work was exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1951.  It is now estimated at €20,000-€30,000.A triptych by Francis Bacon, a 1989 recreation of a version first made in 1944, depicts strange hybrid creatures evoking aspects of humans and other animals.  The lithograph, numbered nine from an edition of 60, is estimated at$ €20,000-€30,000.  The same estimate is on a watercolour by Louis le Brocquy entitled Riverrun, Procession with Lillies.A portrait drawing of Captain Consadine by Sean Keating is estimated at €7,000-€10,000 and a drawing by Jack B Yeats entitled Romantic Shades comes with an estimate of €8,000-€12,000.The selection of sculpture includes Family Group by Edward Delaney, Autumn Birds by John Behan, Girl and her Shadow by F E McWilliam and High King of Munster by Orla de Bri.  There is art by William Crozier, Damien Hirst, John Shinnors, Donald Teskey, Sean McSweeney, Alex Katz, Basil Blackshaw, Frank McKelvey, Dan O’Neill, Roderic O’Conor and other highly collected artists.  The catalogue is online and the sale gets underway at 6.30 pm next Tuesday (October 26).

    Jack and Jill (Police Kids) (2005) by Banksy UPDATE: THIS MADE 62,000 AT HAMMER