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    Saturday, May 25th, 2024

    Dance of Time II becomes the largest sculpture by Salvador Dali ever displayed in Ireland at Gormley’s Art and Soul exhibition which opens today at the Castlemartyr Resort in Cork. The 1.15 metre high bronze with Dali’s melting clock motif is valued at €1,125,000.  The fluidity of time is represented in this sculpture as time not only moving, but dancing in rhythm to the beat of the universe. Over 300 works, including 90 large outdoor sculptures, will be on display throughout the grounds at Castlemartyr. There are works by artists like Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst alongside Irish sculptors like Patrick O’Reilly, Eamonn Ceannt, Ian Pollock and Bob Quinn.  Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm the show runs until June 23.


    Wednesday, July 26th, 2023
    Salvador Dali, Spanish (1904-1989) – Cristo de San Juan de la Cruz. UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,500 AT HAMMER

    Among numerous unusual and highly collectible lots at Fonsie Mealy’s three days sale in Castlecomer on August 1, 2 and 3 is this limited edition solid silver piece by Salvador Dali (lot 882). Christ of St. John of the Cross is in its original presentation case and is about nine inches high. The signed piece dates to around 1974 and is number 103 from an edition of 250. The estimate is €3,000-5,000. The catalogue for this sale of 1,292 lots is online and it will be on view in Castlecomer on July 30 and 31.

    Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí at the Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow is one of the best-loved works in Glasgow Museums’ entire collection, for both tourists and Glaswegians alike.


    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.



    Monday, February 19th, 2018

    Reaching. Homage to John Montague by Louis le Brocquy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy’s homage to the poet John Montague is a highlight of Whyte’s evening sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin on February 26.  The strikingly modern work entitled Reaching. Homage to John Montague is constructed in six canvasses and is presented, as the artist intended, in its original frame.  The economic use of paint echoes the work of Francis Bacon while the preoccupation with the head and spirit of the sitter resonates with le Brocquy’s later work. It is estimated at 40,000-60,000.

    The most expensively estimated lot among 191 works on offer is Paul Henry’s Landscape, West of Ireland (80,000-120,000). It is thought to be an Achill scene.  The Aran Island Turf Boat by Sean Keating is estimated at 50,000-70,000) and a painting of old men bathing by Jack B. Yeats is estimated at 40,000-60,000.  Another Yeats, Winter in Galway from Lady Gregory’s House, Coole Park, 1944 is estimated at 25,000-35,000.
    Among the international works are two limited edition engravings by Salvador Dali of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a Baghdad Street Scene by Iraqi artist Hafidh Al-Droubi, Kissing You, a limited edition by Tracey Emin, a print and concrete relief by Banksy and bronzes by  Charles Robinson Sykes and Ernest Rancoulet.
    Lot 120, An Important Scrapbook of Art and Music compiled by Abigail Cohen in London in the 1830’s, has contributions from Daniel O’Connell, Samuel Love and the composers Michael William Balfe and George Alexander Osborne. It guides at 15,000-20,000.  A collection of 24 hand coloured aquatints of Dublin views by James Malton is estimated at 8,000-10,000.

    There is a wide cross section of Irish artists including Mildred Anne Butler, Arthur Maderson, Alicia Boyle, Elizabeth Cope, Percy French, Markey Robinson, Rowland Hill,  John Kingerlee, John Phillip Murray, Basil Blackshaw, Michael Cullen, Tony O’Malley, Robert Ballagh, Sean Scully, Patrick Scott and William Scott.

    Landscape West of Ireland (1915-1918) by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    The Divine Comedy, Paradise, Canto 18, Beatrice’s Splendour by Salvador Dali UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD


    Thursday, October 1st, 2015

    The variety of artists featured in Morgan O’Driscoll’s current off the wall online art auction ranges from popular Irish artists like Mark O’Neill and Kenneth Webb to international art superstar Salvador Dali.  The catalogue is online. Bidding will end on October 12.  Here is a small selection:

    Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Spanish Hell: Chant 9, Les Erinnyes, from La Divine Comedie Series (1960) limited edition lithograph signed & numbered 71/150 (1.000-1,500)

    Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Spanish
    Hell: Chant 9, Les Erinnyes, from La Divine Comedie Series (1960)
    limited edition lithograph signed & numbered 71/150 (1.000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,300 AT HAMMER

    Mark O'Neill (b.1963) The Busy Kitchen (4,000-6,000)

    Mark O’Neill (b.1963)
    The Busy Kitchen (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,400 AT HAMMER

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) The Dell, Bel - Air (5,000-7,000)

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    The Dell, Bel – Air (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,000 AT HAMMER

    Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Two Figures in Landscape (1,200-1,800).

    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
    Two Figures in Landscape (1,200-1,800).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1.600 AT HAMMER