Warhol rar­i­ties among stars of €1m Dublin show

Irish Examiner - - News - Aoife Moore

The largest se­lec­tion of Andy Warhol’s work to be shown in Ire­land has been un­veiled in Dublin. The €1m wall of pop art is on show at Art Source, which runs un­til to­mor­row at the RDS.

Gorm­leys Fine Art has cu­rated Warhol’s work as part of a 12-piece col­lec­tion of Amer­i­can pop art with a com­bined worth into seven fig­ures at the fair.

The pop art wall fea­tures a rare iconic col­lec­tion of In­grid Bergman prints by Warhol as well as works by Roy Licht­en­stein, Tom Wes­sel­mann, Robert In­di­ana and Jean Michelle Basquiat.

The com­plete and rare Bergman port­fo­lio con­sists of Her­self, worth €60,000, Bergman with Hat with a value of €85,000 and In­grid The Nun at €40,000. “The pop art mar­ket is very strong and Warhol’s pieces have in­creased in value by an av­er­age of 5% to 10% per year over the last 30 years,” said man­ager of Gorm­ley’s Fine Art Ger­ard Gorm­ley.

Gorm­leys is also dis­play­ing a rare Warhol screen print of Beethoven val­ued at €140,000. How­ever, a new pop-artist based in Dublin was close to steal­ing the show. Ca­vanagh Foyle, a for­mer lawyer, has gained an in­ter­na­tional fol­low­ing for her provoca­tive and colour­ful mixed me­dia art.

“The ma­jor­ity of my work here is called The Skin Se­ries, which takes the form of the stereo­typ­i­cal so­cial me­dia model,” she said. “I’m ob­sessed with so­cial me­dia, I like tak­ing the whole ‘per­fect’, false per­fec­tion­ism and hav­ing some fun with that. In­sta­gram mod­els are the new It Crowd and I take in­spi­ra­tion from that, I use those pho­tos as a base and change the form.”

Pic­ture: Brian Law­less

Artist Ca­vanagh Foyle with some of her work which forms her ‘The Skin Se­ries’ at the Art Source art show at the RDS in Dublin.

Pic­ture: Conor McCabe

So­phie Lawlor, from Dublin, views Andy Warhol screen­print ‘In­grid Bergman the Nun’.

Pic­ture: Conor McCabe

Pho­tog­ra­pher Ruth Med­jber with her work en­ti­tled, ‘A decade of live mu­sic’ at the open­ing of Art Source.

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