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    IRISH ART ONLINE AUCTION

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

    Bidding on the current online sale of Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll continues until June 24 at 6.30 pm. The catalogue is online.

    Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)
    Folan and a few Sheep for Inishlackan, Roundstone (1989) 

    AFFORDABLE IRISH ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Sunday, May 26th, 2019

    AN online auction of affordable Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll runs to the evening of Tuesday, May 28. There catalogue, which is online, shows 402 lots. Here is a sample.

    WILLIAM CROZIER (1930-2011)West Cork Landscape (62/125) 300-400 UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER
    ARTHUR K. MADERSON (B.1942) (2,500-3,500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,400 AT HAMMER

    BRIAN MAGUIRE’S PORTRAIT OF BISHOP WILLIE WALSH

    Sunday, May 19th, 2019

    Bishop Willie Walsh of Killaloe is generally considered by liberals in Ireland to be one of the good guys. An arresting portrait of the catholic bishop who retired in 2010 by Brian Maguire, one of Ireland’s leading expressionist artists, comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online sale of Irish art which runs to May 20. It seems an appropriate pairing. Maguire’s long career has seen him reach fearlessly into the plight of people in uncomfortable places many of us might chose to not go – suicidal prisoners in Irish jails, children of the favelas in South America, refugees at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean and displaced Syrians and Sudanese are all on his list of subjects.

    Brian Maguire’s Portrait of Bishop Willie Walsh UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Maguire portrait is lot 80 and estimated at 1,500-2,000. Meantime it might be of interest to not that the remains of the fishing vessel Barca Nostra, in which up to 900 migrants died when it sank in the Mediterranean in 2015, is displayed at the 58th Venice Art Biennale which runs to next November 24. 

    IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Friday, May 17th, 2019

    THE current online auction of Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll runs to the evening of May 20. There are 242 lots and the catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    PETER CURLING (B.1955) – Over the last UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER
    Mark O’Neill (b1963) – Interior with lilac (2002) UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,400

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART SALE BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Friday, April 26th, 2019

    Viewing gets underway in Dublin today for Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art evening auction at the RDS on April 29. This sale has already been on view in New York, London and Cork. The catalogue lists 161 lots and is online. Here is a selection:

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for April 18 and April 2, 2018)

    THOMAS ROBERTS (1748-1778) The Weir in Lucan House, Demesne (40,000-60,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 46,000 AT HAMMER
    FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) Second Version of Painting 1946 (1971) (10,000-15,000) LITHOGRAPH NUMBER 101 OF 150. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER
    JOHN BEHAN (B.1938) The Emigrants (1,750-2,500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,100 AT HAMMER

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT RDS ON APRIL 29

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019

    The Irish and International art sale by Morgan O’Driscoll at the RDS on April 29 has been on view both in London and, for the first time, New York. The auctioneer has worked very hard over many years to enhance the international base of collectors of Irish art so it will be of great interest to see if the trip Stateside bears fruit in the way that various viewings in London have added a new dimension to these sales.

    Danish model and photographer Helena Christensen was among those who attended the New York viewing. The painting in the background is Isobel by Daniel O’Neill. UPDATE: THE O’NEILL PORTRAIT SOLD FOR 33,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART ON VIEW IN NEW YORK

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

    FOR the first time auctioneer Morgan O’Driscoll will hold New York viewings on April 2 and 3 for his Irish and International Art sale at the RDS on April 29. The venue is O’Sullivan’s Antiques at 51 East 10th St.

    There will be viewings in London on April 15, 16 and 17 and the sale will be on view in Skibbereen from April 20-22 before the Dublin viewings which begin on April 26. There are 161 lots in the auction.

    Spring Tide Schull (1919) by Jack Butler Yeats (50,000-70,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 45,000 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019

    An online auction of affordable art by Morgan O’Driscoll runs until March 19. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    MAURICE HENDERSON Unloading the Catch, Beara (1991) (600-900) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,400 AT HAMMER
    JOHN KINGERLEE Head (1,000-1,500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 800 AT HAMMER
    FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) Pope Series signed in the plate lower right – limited edition lithograph published by D & P, 1997 edition – numbered 39 from an edition of 100 (300-500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 650 AT HAMMER

    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

    ONLINE AUCTION OF AFFORDABLE ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

    A total of 386 lots are due to come under the hammer at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable art which runs to January 28 next.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    BANKSY (20TH/21ST CENTURY) BRITISH Banksy Walled Off Hotel box set print (2017)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012) A Flock of Birds (1969)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    NORMAN TEELING (B.1944) College Green  UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER