IN BRIEF

Irish Examiner - Property & Interiors - - Antiques And Fine Art -

BROUGHT TO BOOK

Al­most 1,000 lots will come un­der the ham­mer at Fon­sie Mealy’s sale of rare books, literature, manuscripts and sport­ing col­lectibles in Dublin on May 30.

Sport­ing mem­o­ra­bilia in­cludes a 1958 let­ter from Matt Busby to a Mrs Doyle in Sandy­ford, thank­ing her for her prayers in the wake of the Mu­nich air dis­as­ter, in which he says that prayers are the only thing that turned the scales in his favour.

There are a cou­ple of GAA medal col­lec­tions and an of­fi­cial 1920 Croke Park Bloody Sun­day match ticket. The sale is on view in Castle­comer next Wed­nes­day and at the Tara Tow­ers Ho­tel in Dublin from Sun­day week.

WHYTE’S SALE

View­ing gets un­der way at the RDS next Satur­day for Whyte’s sale of Ir­ish and In­ter­na­tional art on May 29 at 6pm. The most ex­pen­sively-es­ti­mated lot is Wil­liam Scott’s Blue Still Life from the 1960s.

From the Mcclel­land Col­lec­tion, it has been on loan to the Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art for the past eight years. The es­ti­mate is 400,000600,000.

TOP TEDDY

Teddy Bear Ski­ing (2016) by Pa­trick O’reilly was the top lot at Mor­gan O’driscoll’s on­line auc­tion on Mon­day evening.

The unique bronze sculp­ture made a ham­mer price of €7,000. John Kinger­lee’s Farewell (2015) made €4,600 at ham­mer and

Flight by Louis le Broc­quy made €2,600.

The cat­a­logue for Mor­gan O”driscoll’s af­ford­able on­line sale of Ir­ish art which runs un­til next Mon­day evening, is now on­line.

SLEEPER SELLS

Con­stantin Bran­cusi’s La Muse En­dormie, which fea­tured on these pages a cou­ple of weeks ago, sold for a world record price of $57.3m (€51.7m) at Christie’s in New York last Mon­day evening.

It went to a client in the room af­ter a nine minute bid­ding bat­tle.

The Im­pres­sion­ist and Mod­ern Art evening sale, at which 43 lots were sold, brought in $288.1m.

Teddy Bear Ski­ing, 2016, by Pa­trick O’reilly, made a ham­mer price of €7,000 at Mor­gan O’driscoll’s on­line auc­tion.

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