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    ART BY FRANCIS BACON AND TONY O’MALLEY REUNITED ON SAME CANVAS AT CHRISTIE’S

    Monday, February 29th, 2016
    The O'Malley paintings with Bacon on the back.

    The O’Malley paintings with Bacon on the back.

    A lost unfinished nude by Francis Bacon on the back of two early paintings by Tony O’Malley surfaces at The Modern British & Irish Art sale at Christie’s South Kensington on March 17.  Bacon started Figure when working in St Ives, Cornwall in the late 1950’s, but when the artist cut short his visit following an argument with his partner he abandoned the work, among many others. It was divided into two by Tony O’Malley who worked and lived at St. Ives for many years. He went on to paint two scenes on the opposite sides: Currach, Clare Island and Evening Landscape Tehidy Hospital.  

    The works were separated in different collections – the O’Malley family and the Fallon family – for many years.  They have now been reunited and will be offered with an estimate of £20,000-30,000.  Given the amount of interest generated this could be conservative.

    UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £434,000

    Here is a video about the reunited Bacon:

    O’CONOR STILL LIFE AT JAMES ADAM

    Sunday, November 29th, 2015

    Irish art by Roderic O’Conor and Jack B. Yeats will headline the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on December 2.   A still life study by O’Conor and a 1946 Yeats entitled The Creole  are each estimated at 30,000-50,000.  The sale of 241 lots offers a wide selection.  The catalogue is online.

    William John Leech RHA ROI (1881 - 1968) The House Opposite (10,000-15,000).

    William John Leech RHA ROI (1881 – 1968) The House Opposite (10,000-15,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,000 AT HAMMER.

    Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003) St Martin's, April (1973) (8,000-12,000).

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003) St Martin’s, April (1973) (8,000-12,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 8,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul César Helleu (1859-1927) Portrait of Pamela Mitford (20,000-30,000).

    Paul César Helleu (1859-1927) Portrait of Pamela Mitford (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 20,000 AT HAMMER

    Roderic O'Conor (1860 - 1940) Still Life Study with Fruit and Pottery on a Mahogany Table (30,000-50,000).

    Roderic O’Conor (1860 – 1940)
    Still Life Study with Fruit and Pottery on a Mahogany Table (30,000-50,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 48,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART ONLINE AUCTION

    Sunday, July 5th, 2015

    The Irish art online auction by Morgan O’Driscoll features a cross section of affordable artwork.  It runs until 6.30 p.m. on July 6 when the sale gets underway. The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 26, 2015).

    William Conor 1881-1968) - Bringing Home the Turf (3,000-4,000).

    William Conor 1881-1968) – Bringing Home the Turf (3,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    Markey Robinson 1918-1999) - Returning Home (2,500-3,500).

    Markey Robinson 1918-1999) – Returning Home (2,500-3,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    Noel Murphy (born 1970) - Michael Collins (8,000-10,000).

    Noel Murphy (born 1970) – Michael Collins (8,000-10,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Tony O'Malley (1913-2003) - Bahamas Collage (1985) (3,500-4,500)

    Tony O’Malley (1913-2003) – Bahamas Collage (1985) (3,500-4,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    JOHN CRAXTON’S SEATED FIGURE THE TOP LOT AT ADAMS

    Thursday, June 25th, 2015

    John Craxton’s Seated Figure was the top lot at the James Adam sale of the collection of Conor Fallon and Nancy Wynne-Jones in Dublin last night. It made 40,000 at hammer.  Craxton, who died in 2009, once shared a studio with Lucian Freud and was the subject of a retrospective at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1967.  Composition in Blue by Peter Kinley sold for a hammer price of 15,000, Trout by Conor Fallon made 8,000, Interior with Figure, St. Ives by Tony O’Malley made 6,400, Church Town, Zennor by Peter Lanyon made 4,800, Kinsale Harbour by Nancy Wynne Jones made 2,600 and La Rencontre by Michael Farrell made 7,500.

    Seated Figure by John Craxton made 40,000.

    Seated Figure by John Craxton made 40,000.

    Trout by Conor Fallon made 8,000 at hammer

    Trout by Conor Fallon made 8,000 at hammer

    IRISH ART AT DE VERES ON JUNE 16

    Monday, June 8th, 2015

    There is Landscape and abstract art and sculpture by some of Ireland’s leading artists de Veres in Dublin on June 16. The auction of 105 lots includes  Pony in a Connemara Garden by Gerard Dillon (30,000-40,000), Reclining Figure by Dan O’Neill (14,000-18,000), Stephen’s Green, Dublin by Louis le Brocquy (8,000-12,000), Tony O’Malley’s Good Friday/Easter Sunday (12,000-18,000), Peter Curling’s Horse Fair at Goresbridge (20,000-25,000) and Return of Ulysses by Hughie O’Donoghue (8,000-12,000).

    Other lots include a sculpture by Edward Delaney, A Family, (8,000-12,000); Campsite, Poppintree, North County Dublin by Maurice MacGonigle (10,000-15,000); Colin Middleton’s Alders, Rabbit Island (8,000-12,000) and The Breaking Wave, Garretstown Beach by Patrick Hennessy (3,000-5,000).  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Hughie O'Donoghue, b. 1953 RETURN OF ULYSSES (2006-2007) (8,000-12,000).

    Hughie O’Donoghue, b. 1953
    RETURN OF ULYSSES (2006-2007) (8,000-12,000).   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 8,000

    George Campbell RHA, RUA 1917-1979 MEMORY OF HOWTH (2,000-3,000).

    George Campbell RHA, RUA 1917-1979
    MEMORY OF HOWTH (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700

    Maurice MacGonigal PPRHA 1900-1979 "CAMPSITE", POPPINTREE, NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN (10,000-15,000)

    Maurice MacGonigal PPRHA 1900-1979
    “CAMPSITE”, POPPINTREE, NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 13,500

    Tony O'Malley HRHA, 1913 - 2003 GOOD FRIDAY / EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1982 (12,000-16,000).

    Tony O’Malley HRHA, 1913 – 2003
    GOOD FRIDAY / EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1982 (12,000-16,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 11,500

    Family by Edward Delaney  (8,000-12,000)

    Family by Edward Delaney (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,000

    Pony in a Connemara Garden by Gerard Dillon  (30,000-40,000).

    Pony in a Connemara Garden by Gerard Dillon (30,000-40,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 42,000 AND WAS THE TOP LOT IN THE AUCTION