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    SCULLY’S LINOSA AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019

    A 1985 oil on canvas by Sean Scully comes up at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art day auction in New York on May 17. Linosa is estimated at $300,000-400,000. It was exhibited at the Princeton show A Decade of Visual Arts at Princeton Art Faculty 1975-1985.

    Sean Scully – Linosa

    SCULLY AND O’MALLEY TO FEATURE AT SOTHEBY’S MADE IN BRITAIN SALE

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

    An etching by Sean Scully and two works on paper by Tony O’Malley will feature at Sotheby’s Made in Britain sale in London on March 20. Sotto Voce by Scully, an etching and aquatint in colours, is estimated at £1,000-2,000.  O’Malley’s Three birds from a window  and another work entitled Winter Forms are each estimated at £1,000-1,500.  Both are charcoal, pastel and oil on paper.

    Sean Scully – Sotto Voce

    Tony O’Malley – Three birds from a window

    A COLOSSAL NUDE BY JENNY SAVILLE AT SOTHEBY’S

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019

    Juncture 1994 by Jenny Saville.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £5,442,200

    A colossal nude titled Juncture by British artist Jenny Saville is among the highlights at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art evening sale in London on March 5.  The giantess painting will be offered with an estimate between £5,000,000-7,000,000, the highest pre-sale estimate ever placed on a work by a living female artist. A paradigm of the fleshy female body in paint and Saville’s principal subject, the work was born from the artist’s study of twentieth-century feminist theory and the male-dominated canon of traditional nude portraiture. Towering three metres tall, the painting celebrates the female body in a way that squares up to the depictions of women in the traditional art historical canon, and to modern society’s obsession with ageless perfection and petite symmetrical proportion.

    The sale will comprise a total of 68 lots, ranging from a private collection of parodic works by rebellious German duo Albert Oehlen andMartin Kippenberger, to explosive works on paper by Jean-Michel Basquiat, an iconic Pop canvas by Roy Lichtenstein, and the inexorable gaze of Lucian Freud. 70% of lots will appear on the market for the first time, with 35% heralding from five private collections including that of Marc Jacobs, David Teiger and Louis J.C. Tan.

    Albert Oehlen – Die Badenden, 1999 (£1 – 1.5 million)   UPDATE: THIS MADE £2,295,000

    Sean Scully – Landline (£700,000-£1 million)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £831,000

    SCULLY, YEATS, LAVERY, LE BROCQUY AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, February 24th, 2018

    Nearly 200 works of Irish and international art will come under the hammer  at Whytes  sale at the RDS, Dublin on February 26.  The most expensively estimated lot is a west of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry, thought to be an Achill scene (80,000-120.000).  Another highlight is le Brocquy’s homage to the poet John Montague. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 19, 2018)

    UPDATE: Over 80% of lots were sold and the sale realised 820,000.

    NIGHT, 2005 SEAN SCULLY  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    WINTER IN GALWAY, FROM LADY GREGORY’S HOUSE, COOLE PARK, 1944 JACK BUTLER YEATS UPDATE: THIS AMDE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    KAID MACLEANS’ CAMP. A WET DAY SIR JOHN LAVERY RA RSA RHA  UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER

    ROOFTOPS, 1963 STELLA STEYN  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    William Scott’s First Triangles from a poem for Alexander  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT RHA AUCTION

    Friday, December 1st, 2017

    Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction, now on view at the RHA Gallery, takes place at 6 pm on December 4.  The catalogue, which is online, features 159 lots.  Here is a small selection:

    SEAN SCULLY (B.1945)9.2.89 (70,000-100,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 66,000 AT HAMMER

    CHARLES J. MCAULEY (1900-1999)Unloading the Catch (7,000-10,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    JOAN MIRO (1893-1983) SPANISH Silencio 7/25 (From Mai-Ku) (1967) (1,200-1,600)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000

    Rory Breslin – Le Petit Mort (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800

    Anna Linnane – Horse (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400

    SEAN SCULLY AT CHRISTIE’S MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH SALE

    Saturday, November 18th, 2017

    Sean Scully – Iris CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2017

    Sean Scully will carry the flag for Irish art at Christie’s Modern British and Irish art evening sale in London on November 22. Two works by the artist are in the sale. Iris, signed and dated 2005, is estimated at £500,000-800,000 and East Coast Light 2 is estimated at £150,000-250,000.

    There is a focus on British Pop artists, including the last painting executed by founding member Pauline Boty, titled BUM  alongside work by Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney and Eduardo Paolozzi. Beatitudes of Love 6: Consciousness was painted in1938 by Sir Stanley Spencer during his failed second marriage to Patricia Preece. It is estimated at £1.3-1.8 million.  The evening auction will be followed by a day sale on November 23.

    UPDATE: THE SCULLY MADE £584,750

    NEW YORK DEBUT FOR TEFAF SPRING

    Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

    THE focus is on modern and contemporary art and design at the New York spring debut of TEFAF.  The European Fine Art Fair will be at the Park Avenue Armoury from May 4-8 with an opening preview on May 3.  The fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic art, and antiquities. The inclusion of African & Oceanic works and classical antiquities will cement the coherent aesthetic that is popular among contemporary and modern collectors.

    TEFAF New York Spring follows the successful first edition of TEFAF New York Fall, launched in October 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory, concentrating on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. Both TEFAF New York Fairs are an important expansion of the TEFAF portfolio, providing an additional platform for today’s collectors and museums. Among the world-class dealers exhibiting are:  Acquavella Galleries, Applicat-Prazan, Di Donna, Richard Green, Hauser & Wirth, Paul Kasmin, Sean Kelly, Eykyn Maclean, Helly Nahmad, Lisson Gallery, Galerie Perrotin, Christophe van de Weghe, White Cube and David Zwirner. Here is a small selection:

    Doric Light by Sean Scully at Richard Green

    Campbell’s Elvis by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) at White Cube

    Homage to the Square by Josel Albers (1888-1976) at David Zwirner

    T1962 H27 by Hans Hartung (1904-1989) at Galerie Perrotin

     

    SCULLY SELLS FOR £341,000 AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

    Sean Scully (b. 1945) Small Horizontal Robe © Christie’s Images Limited 2016

    Sean Scully (b. 1945)
    Small Horizontal Robe © Christie’s Images Limited 2016

    Small Horizontal Robe by Sean Scully sold for £341,000 at Christie’s Modern British and Irish art evening sale in London this evening.   A Windy Day by Sir John Lavery made £1,172,486 in a sale with sell through rates of 90% by lot and 95% by value which brought in £14.6 million. There were world records for Ben Nicholson April 57 (Arbia 2), £3,749,000: John Minton, Jamaican Village, £293,000 and Edward Wadsworth, Imaginary Harbour I, £197,000. The Nicholson was the top lot of the evening in a sale characterised by lively bidding.

    André Zlattinger, Senior Director, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and Rachel Hidderley, International Specialist and Director, Modern British Art commented: “Bidding from Asia was particularly strong, underlining the growing global appeal for this dynamic category that represents the diversity of artists working in Britain and Ireland during the last two centuries”.

    A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT AT DE VERES SALE OF IRISH ART

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

    Caballero by Jack B. Yeats made 135,000 at hammer.

    Caballero by Jack B. Yeats made 135,000 at hammer.

    A Scully for 165,000 at hammer and a Yeats at a hammer price of 135,000 over a top estimate of 120,000 made for a successful night at de Veres sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. There was much competitive bidding for a sale characterised by strong works.  The Yeats, Caballero from 1949, measures just 14″ x 18″ and was a strong result.  Leo Whelan’s Waiting sold for 60,000 at hammer, A wet day, Cork by John Doherty made a hammer price at the top estimate of 20,000 , an abstract landscape by Mary Swanzy sold for 25,000 at hammer over an estimate of 20,000-30,000, The Night Garden by William Crozier made 13,000 over a top estimate of 10,000 and Camille Souter’s Time of Waiting made 24,500 at hammer over a top estimate of 20,000.

    Woman and a Bridget Reilly by Robert Ballagh made 12,000 over a top estimate of 6,000 and Man and a Tom Wesselman by the same artist made 25,000 over a top estimate of 12,000. A number of works by Patrick Scott made over the top estimate including Gold Painting 12.94 which made 32,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 30,000.  Amng other artists whose hammer prices exceeded the top estimate were Hughie O’Donoghue, Barrie Cooke, Patrick Graham, Neill Shawcross, Kenneth Webb, Liam Belton, Felim Egan and Charles Tyrrell.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 10, 2016)

    OUTSTANDING IRISH ART AT DE VERES

    Saturday, November 19th, 2016

    A large pastel by Sean Scully highlights the sale of outstanding Irish art at de Veres at the RHA Gallery in Dublin on November 22 at 6 p.m.  This, according to the auctioneers, is one of the finest quality sales they have held in many years.  It includes a small collection owned by John de Vere White and his business partner Barry Smyth which was put together 15 years ago as part of a business plan.

    The pastel by Scully from the collection “1.6.92” was acquired from the Trinity Taylor Gallery in London and is estimated at 150,000-250,000. The collection, which includes signature pieces by Barrie Cooke, Patrick Collins, Hughie O’Donoghue, Tony O’Malley and John Shinnors, was at the Four Seasons Hotel (now the Intercontinental) in Ballsbridge for the past 12 years.

    All tastes are catered for in an auction which features collections of paintings by Patrick Scott and by Robert Ballagh.  There is work by Camille Souter, Louis le Brocquy, Melanie le Brocquy, Leo Whelan, George Russell, Donald Teskey, James H Craig, William Crozier, Basil Blackshaw, Gerard Dillon, Mary Swanzy, Nevill Johnson and William Conor.  The catalogue is online.

    1.6.92 by Sean Scully (150,000-250,000)

    1.6.92 by Sean Scully (150,000-250,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 165,000 AT HAMMER.

    Family Group by Neville Johnson (1911-1999) (14,000-18,000)

    Family Group by Neville Johnson (1911-1999) (14,000-18,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,500 AT HAMMER