Morgan O’Driscoll’s art auction blazing a trail

Des O’Sullivan looks at an auction that is drawing the crowds.

Morgan O’Driscoll’s art auction blazing a trail

Large numbers of people flocked to Skibbereen to view Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction last weekend.

There was much interest in the art of Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley, featured on these pages last week, and in work by Kenneth Webb, William Crozier, Hughie O’Donoghue and Maurice Wilks.

The sale features a unique screen print by Andy Warhol dating from 1986 entitled Martha Graham, Letter to the World (The Kick) published by the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, New York. It is estimated at €25,000-€35,000.

Morgan O’Driscoll is blazing something of a trail among Irish art auctioneers by holding a viewing in London next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The venue is La Galleria on Pall Mall.

[comment] Entrance to a Wheat Field, West Cork, by William Crozier (1930- 2011) at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale on April 20 (€7,000-€10,000).[/comment]

If this succeeds in bringing the work of Irish artists to a new British and international audience so much the better. Art needs promotion and Irish artists deserve a wider audience.

The catalogue, which is online, lists 161 lots. The auction is at the RDS on Monday, April 20. Viewing from Friday, April 17.

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