Warhol rarities among stars of €1m Dublin show
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.”
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.
Sophie Lawlor, from Dublin, views Andy Warhol screenprint ‘Ingrid Bergman the Nun’.
Photographer Ruth Medjber with her work entitled, ‘A decade of live music’ at the opening of Art Source.