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    ONLINE AUCTION OF AFFORDABLE IRISH ART

    Friday, April 17th, 2020

    Seas, Sherkin Island by Majella O’Neill Collins is among the lots at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auction of affordable Irish art which runs until 6.30 pm on April 20. There is much to choose from in this sale with works by Nano Reid, Arthur Maderson, John Kingerlee, John Butler Yeats, William Crozier, Cecil King, Ciaran Lennon, Gladys McCabe, Barbara Warren and many more. The catalogue is online.

    Majella O’Neill Collins – Seas, Sherkin Island, (2016) (1,000-1,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    THREE ONLINE AUCTIONS IN IRELAND TODAY

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

    Morgan O’Driscoll, Aidan Foley and Damien Matthews will all hold online auctions today. The biggest of the sales is the Irish and International Art auction by Morgan O’Driscoll, who has some big ticket items on offer including Celtic Cross in a west of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry (€150,000-250,000), Whik Wood by Ivon Hitchens (€60,000-90,000), Landscape with Figures by George Barret (€60,000-90,000), Altar by Damien Hirst (€17,500-25,000), Roxboro Road Bus Stop V by John Shinnors (€15,000-20,000), Spring Bogland, Ballinaboy by Kenneth Webb (€10,000-15,000); Abstract Composition by William Scott (€6,000-9,000) and three pieces by Jeff Koons, one of the most expensive living artists in the world. They are Balloon Rabbit (Red), Balloon Monkey (Blue) and Balloon Swan (Yellow). All date to 2017. They are all from numbered editions of 999 in porcelain painted with chrome and published by Bernaudaud, Limoges, France.

    Day two of Aidan Foley’s sale at Sixmilebridge today will include Persian rugs, art, antique furniture and collectibles. Matthews of Oldcastle,  Co. Meath will have an online sale with 390 lots of jewellery, gold, silver, watches and Oriental lots at 6.30 pm.  Estimates range from €20-20,000.

    Balloon Swan (Yellow) by Jeff Koons. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    AN IRELAND THAT IS OUT OF REACH AT AN ONLINE SALE THAT IS NOT

    Friday, April 10th, 2020

    This painting by Paul Henry which comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International online art auction on April 14, is all about an Ireland that is out of reach to most of us over this lockdown Easter Weekend. The scene for the c1929 work titled Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape is imagined, the cross is not. It is based on the Cross of Muiredach at Monasterboice in Co. Louth. The catalogue is online, this work is estimated at €150,000-250,000.

    Paul Henry (1876-1958) Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 105,000 AT HAMMER.

    AFFORDABLE ART BY JEFF KOONS AT IRISH SALE

    Monday, April 6th, 2020

    Jeff Koons is one of the world’s most expensive living artists. His work deals with popular culture. Led by Rabbit which made $91.1 million in New York last May his balloon animals in stainless steel with mirror image surfaces have sold for vast sums. Three limited edition works by Koons feature at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International online auction on April 14. The sale was originally scheduled to take place at the RDS in Dublin later this month, after viewings in London and New York, but was brought forward and moved online only.

    Among the 159 lots are Koons’ Balloon Rabbit (Red), Balloon Monkey (Blue) and Balloon Swan (Yellow). All date to 2017. They are all from numbered editions of 999 in porcelain painted with chrome and published by Bernaudaud, Limoges, France with signature, title and date on the underside. Each one is estimated at 15,000-20,000.

    JEFF KOONS (B.1955) Balloon Rabbit (Red) (2017). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    NATURAL BEAUTY OF WEST OF IRELAND AT ART AUCTION

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020

    Creating images of Ireland that are both memorable and iconic, Paul Henry’s depictions of landscapes have served for generations to remind people of the natural beauty of the West of Ireland, art historian and curator Peter Murray writes in the catalogue note to Mountain Landscape with lake and road. It comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International online art auction on April 14. The auction would normally take place at the RDS in Dublin with viewings in both London and New York. It has gone online instead at a time of pandemic.

    Henry…. “delighted in capturing the colours and textures of distant mountains, turf ricks, quiet lakes and winding roads; elements of landscape that are everyday sights in rural Galway, Mayo, Donegal and Kerry” Murray writes. “Henry wove these into deceptively simple works of art that combine a sense of abstraction and painterly skill, qualities that brought him fame as one of Ireland’s leading artists of the twentieth century. Irrespective of whether their ancestry was Irish, collectors in America were often drawn to Henry’s work. This small painting was evidently exhibited in New York, probably in the 1940’s. Although now re-framed, the original light frame bore on the back a stamp, ‘Gramercy Book Shop Inc., 122 East 19th Street’. Founded in 1940 by Robert and Lorraine Wilbur, this well-known bookshop, specialising in European writers and also publishing prints by artists, later moved to Union Square.” This small work is estimated at €15,000-25,000.

    PAUL HENRY (1876-1958) Mountain Landscape with Lake and Road. UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER

    RHINOCEROUS DRESSED IN LACE ANYONE?

    Friday, March 27th, 2020

    Salvador Dali’s Rhinocerous dressed in lace from 1981 comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish and International Art on April 14. The signed bronze is number 238 from an edition of 499. Dali’s interest in the rhinoceros stemmed from Durer’s celebrated etching of the animal. Dali claimed a connection between the growth pattern of the rhinoceros’s horn, the pattern sewn in Vermeer’s The Lacemaker and the growth pattern of the sunflower. All of these speculative connections come into play in his sculpture of rhinoceros dressed in lace. It is estimated at 4,000-6,000. The catalogue is online.

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,400 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE ART SALE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

    An online auction of affordable Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll runs to the evening of March 10 between 6.30 and 11.30 p.m. The catalogue, with more than 450 lots, is online.

    LIAM TREACY (1934-2005) Schoolhouse Lane (500-700). UPDATE: THIS MADE 400 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

    AN online sale of Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll runs to Monday March 2. There is paintings and sculpture from artists like John Behan, John Shinnors, George Campbell, Elizabeth le Jeune, Patrick O’Reilly, James Humbert Craig, Mark O’Neill, George Campbell and many more. The catalogue is online.

    John Behan – Westport Famine Ship (2018) 5,000-7,000 . UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    AFFORDABLE ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

    The latest ‘Off the Wall’ affordable Irish art auction by Morgan O’Driscoll runs until the evening of January 27. There are 439 lots on offer with work by a variety of artists including Julian Opie, Norman McCaig, Estella Solomons, Colin Middleton, Graham Knuttel, John Morris, Henry McGrane and many more. The catalogue is online.

    Julian Opie (b.1958) Imagine You Can Order These Green (1999)
    lithograph – published by the artist in 1999 . UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    ENCOURAGING RESULTS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL ART SALE

    Monday, January 20th, 2020

    Cecil Maguire’s Fair Day, Clifden made a hammer price of 9,500 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art tonight. It was one of a number of encouraging results in O’Driscoll’s first online sale of 2020. Glenveagh Hills, Donegal by James Humbert Craig, Picnic by a River by Frank McKelvey and Farm Gate, Wicklow by Peter Collis each made hammer prices of 4,200; Fishing Village, Connemara by Maurice Wilks made 3,600, Venice by Arthur Maderson made 3,400 and Lake Scene, Evening by Percy French made 2,700. There will be an online sale of affordable Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll on January 27.

    CECIL MAGUIRE (B.1930) – Fair Day, Clifden