Value still to be had in Irish art market

Des O’Sullivan says Sotheby’s are discovering new appetite for Irish art.
Value still to be had in Irish art market

THERE is still value to be had in the Irish art market, but it is now possible to ask for how much longer? Things are definitely looking up.

Delighted with last week’s results from the resumed stand-alone sale of Irish art in London, Sotheby’s have pledged to have a similar sale again next year.

Not all lots were sold, but Sotheby’s say they are discovering a new global appeal for Irish art.

Online sales from Ireland are expanding this reach as well.

Bidding on Morgan O’Driscoll’s next Irish art online sale runs to November 9 at 6.30 pm.

The Skibbereen-based auctioneer, who holds regular online art sales, has worked at finding new audiences throughout the recession.

He brought Irish art for viewing to London earlier this year and will do so again in 2016. His latest sale will be on view in Skibbereen from 11am to 5pm next Thursday and Friday and from 11am to 3pm on Monday week. There are over 330 lots.

The catalogue, which is online, features art by stalwarts like Kenneth Webb, Daniel O’Neill, Arthur Maderson, William Conor and many more.

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