Still life and Photorealist art a feature of Whyte’s RDS sale

Des O’Sullivan reports on the important sale of Irish and International art in Dublin on February 23.

Still life and Photorealist art a feature of Whyte’s RDS sale

A screen print by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is a highlight at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art at the RDS on February 23. Still Life with Lobster, which dates to the mid 1970s is estimated at €12,000-€15,000.

It will be offered alongside an iconic West of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry (€60,000-€70,000) and strong examples by Irish women artists with striking works by May Guinness and Mary Swanzy.

Still Life by Guinness is estimated at €8,000-€10,000. Two examples by Swanzy show her preoccupation with war in the 1940’s.

Revolution is estimated at €4,000-€6,000 and Bridge has an estimate of €5,000-€7,000.

There are two sizeable oil paintings by the Cork-born artist Patrick Hennessy.

Both Photorealist North African scenes were at the artist’s studio sale, along with work by his life partner Harry Robertson Craig, in London in 1986.

They are guided at €4,000-€6,000 each.

There is a large bronze sculpture by Vivienne Roche entitled Delta Curve estimated at €4,000-€6,000. It was formerly located on the quays in Dublin’s Docklands.

The sale includes three works by Tony O’Malley as well as art by Jack Yeats, John Henry Foley; William Orpen; William Conor; George Russell; Percy French; Frank McKelvey; George Campbell; Nano Reid; Louis le Brocquy; Patrick Scott; John Shinnors and Kenneth Webb.

Viewing at the RDS is from 10 am to 6 pm next Saturday and the following twodays.

The auction is at 6pm on Monday week.

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