With the weather promised settled until well into next week there’s no excuse not to get out there and visit some of the Great Irish Art on show. Kicking off with The People’s Art on Stephen’s Green www.peoplesart.eu this Friday/Saturday & Sunday; Merrion Square Art www.merrionart.com on Sunday, and the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club Annual Exhibition runs at the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Hall in Dun Laoghaire from the 8th-21st May.
For those of you who prefer to view your art from the couch, there’s always my new site which is growing in leaps and bounds. I have been so busy adding to it that I’ve completely lost track of how many artists are now listed. The scarcity of information on each artist is gradually being rectified – it’s purely a matter of getting time to collate the hundreds of pages of research that I’ve already accumulated while continuing to gather more information. With some living artists it’s like pulling teeth. Check out the latest additions below.
Full results here: Irish & International Art Sale Results
Anyway, enough of my opinions – each to his/her own – and if you’re an Art Lover, of whatever description, you could do worse than check out the various catalogue links here: WHYTES IMPORTANT IRISH ART SALE
Whyte’s sale of Irish & International Art – Dublin 29th September, 2014
There were strong results for both contemporary and traditional works in last night’s Irish & International Art Auction. The top result achieved was for the featured front cover entitled LE COURTISAN GROTESQUE (NO. 6) by Joan Miró which sold for €68,000 and Sir John Lavery remains ever popular with bidders battling it out for LADY IN GREEN (MRS. CARA H) which finally sold for €30,000. Andy Warhol was in demand by both national and international bidders with DOUBLE DAISY exceeding its estimate to sell for €27,000. Whyte’s Press release.
Above: Lot.101. The child-like series of squiggles of Spanish painter Joan Miró “Le Courtisan Grotesque (No.6)” achieved, as expected, the top price – €68,000 (pre-sale Est.€60-80,000). As abstract stuff goes, it’s inoffensive, but not my cup of tea.
Below: Lot.100. the Andy Warhol screenprint “Double Daisy” again inoffensive is the best that I can say but at €27,000……
Suprisingly, Lot.22. an oil on canvas by Paul Henry “In the West of Ireland” failed to sell (the pre-sale estimate of €45-55,000) but you can still have it – see below.
Many of the unsold lots are still available see list here: http://www.whytes.ie/AuctionPDFs/20140929US.pdf
Hibernian Antique & Art Fairs – Ireland’s biggest and longest established Antique Fairs Company – is proud to have been invited to organise The 46th Birr Vintage Week Antique & Art Fair. This year the Fair will be twice as big as usual with over 20 Antique & Art dealers in attendance and the County Arms Hotel will be transformed into a veritable Aladdin’s cave of Antiques, Art & Collectables.
Amongst those in attendance will be: Donegal Antiques (IADA) China & Porcelain & Objet D’art , Treasure Irish Art, Athlone (IADA), Bridgend Antique Furniture (Belfast), Margaret Daly, China & Porcelain (Birr), Maureen Kiely Silver , Tools , Brass & Copper , Sandra Hogan Silver & Jewellery (Cork), Peta Lancaster, Jewellery (Co.Clare), Brian Hurley, Porcelain & China (Kinsale, Co. Cork) , Eddie Mercier (Belfast) , Helen Newcombe, Silver, (Dublin) , Joseph Sheehan (Limerick) , Richard Walshe, Coins, Banknotes & Jewellery (Co. Galway).
Full details of the Birr Vintage Week here: http://www.birrvintageweek.com/