Busy week ahead as art mar­ket picks up

May the busiest sell­ing week of the year so far, writes Des O’sul­li­van

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

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.

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