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    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

    jorge-welshExhibitors at TEFAF New York Fall 2016 have been extremely positive about the event.  The light and airy atmosphere was much appreciated by attendees of the historic building that  is the Park Avenue Armoury.  It was completely transformed by Dutch designer Tom Postma especially for the fair, which runs until tomorrow.  The 94 world-class specialist dealers from 14 countries, showing museum-quality fine art and antiques, delivered the total “TEFAF experience.”

    Hicham Aboutaam of Phoenix Ancient Art, who presented a remarkable “Park Avenue Pantheon,” said: “The VIP preview day was spectacularly crowded. There were many new faces along with well-known international collectors and an impressive number of people from the museum world, all with their eye on their next acquisition. We are extremely happy with TEFAF and their celebration of the Armory.”

    Jorge Welsh Fine Art of Kensington Church Street, London – exhibiting in New York for the first time in ten years –  have put together a group of  Chinese export porcelain pieces, resulting from the cultural encounter between West and East in the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.  Their stand is illustrated here.


    Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
    These days you can view many auctions from the comfort of your own home and buyers are increasingly doing just that.  Locally, nationally and internationally auction houses are finding new buyers on the internet. The online portal Invaluable is teaming up with the prestigious European Fine Art Fair TEFAF to connect with a collector base in 180 countries. TEFAF opens its debut fair outside Europe at the Park Avenue Armoury in New York today.

    Closer to home there are two online sales of Irish art running this weekend, at Whyte’s and Morgan O’Driscoll. Whyte’s are offering nearly 200 lots with estimates from 100 to 6,000 in an auction with examples from the McClelland Collection and work by Yeats, Lavery, William Conor, Nano Reid, Mainie Mellett, Harry Kernoff, Tony O’Malley and Basil Blackshaw.  There are 230 lots in Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale, which includes 13 works of sculpture.  The sale runs until 6.30 pm next Monday and is on view in Skibberen from noon to 5 pm today and tomorrow and from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday.  Whyte’s sale is on view at Molesworth St., Dublin from 1 pm to 5 pm today and from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday.  Their auction starts at 6 pm.

    River Bank I by Donald Teskey at Morgan O'Driscoll (4,000-6,000)

    River Bank I by Donald Teskey at Morgan O’Driscoll (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800.

     A drawing by Dame Elizabeth Frink at Whyte's online art auction (400-600)

    A drawing by Dame Elizabeth Frink at Whyte’s online art auction (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 400