Irish art back in the frame; money’s up

In Dublin last week Whyte’s sale grossed just over €1 million, the best result since 2008. 

Irish art back in the frame; money’s up

Adams followed with a sale in which a number of top lots went above estimate, most notably a Connemara oil by Yeats which made €58,000 at hammer over a top estimate of €38,000.

Auctioneers, de Vere will offer an appetising selection of 105 lots in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday week (June 16) at 6 pm. There is landscape and abstract art and sculpture by some of Ireland’s leading artists.

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) are among the other lots.

There is a fine 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) are among the other lots.

Viewing at 35 Kildare St from next Friday (June 12).

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