Busy week ahead as art market picks up
May the busiest selling week of the year so far, writes Des O’sullivan
In one of the busiest auction weeks of the year, Irish and international art will come under the hammer at sales atwhyte’sattherdsat6pm next Monday and at James Adamonststephen’sgreen at 6pm Wednesday.
Adams has two collec- tions, the first from the late travel supremo, Gillian Bowler’s and that of Cyril Murray, a friend of artist Gerard Dillon, among 160 lots.
The highlight of Whyte’s sale is William Scott’s Blue Still Life (€400,000-600,000) from the Mcclelland collec- tion which has been on loan to IMMA for the past eight years. Both sales offer rich pickings for collectors at all levels, with a broad cross section of work on offer.
Meanwhile, in Castlecomer, Mealy’s Summer Sale of 700 lots will include items from the estate of the late Prince and Princess Azamat Guirey, of Dunshaughlin. He believed to have been a descendant of Ghengis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire.
This is a sale of fine and decorative art, antiques, garden furniture and statuary, and interiors.
This George III secretaire, originally from Mount Juliet, is at Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer next Tuesday (€3,500-€5,500)
‘Blue Still Life’ by William Scott at Whyte’s in Dublin next Monday (€400,000-€600,000).
A recording ot James Joyce reading the last four pages of ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ at Fonsie Mealy’s sale next week.