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    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

    The evening sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam in Dublin on March 27 offers a broad selection of 166 lots. The earliest painting in the auction is a 1760 landscape by George Barret senior and there is a good selection of mid-20th century art and sculpture. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    See posts on for March 16 and March 22, 2019.

    George Barret senior – Landscape with figures UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD
    Patrick O’Reilly (b.1957) Two Cows as Milk Cartons (2008) UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER


    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

    The interest in Irish sculpture was one of the most heartening aspects of a highly successful sale by de Veres in Dublin last night.  There was impressive hammer prices for a number of lots. Marching On by Patrick O’Reilly made 50,000 at hammer, Click by Rowan Gillespie made 30,500 at hammer, Black Angel by Michael Warren made 24,000 at hammer and Tumbling by Bob Quinn made 10,500. Here are some examples:

    Life (2002) by Rowan Gillespie made 25,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 15,000.

    Swallows by Colm Brennan made 15,500 at hammer over a top estimate of 9,000.

    Heron in the Reeds by James McCarthy made 8,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 5,000.

    Marching On by Patrick O’Reilly made 50,000 at hammer over a top estimates of 30,000


    Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

    A cathedral of cans by Patrick O'Reilly. (click to enlarge)

    Gossip by Patrick O'Reilly. (click to enlarge)

    A twenty five foot cathedral constructed from over 5000 empty baked bean tin cans takes pride of place at an exhibition by Patrick O’Reilly at the Oliver Sears Gallery, Molesworth St., Dublin.  “Six Impossible things before Breakfast” is the title of the bronze and metal objects exhibition. It is borrowed from a famous passage in Alice in Wonderland. Kilkenny born O’Reilly has his main studio in Drumcondra’s St. Alphonsus Church.

    This show demonstrates unusual versatility in multiple media.  The exhibition runs until November 20.