Warhol’s pop art now on dis­play in Dublin

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THE largest selec­tion of Andy Warhol’s work to be shown in Ire­land has been un­veiled in Dublin.

The one mil­lion euro (£871,000) 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 Basquait.

The com­plete and rare Bergman port­fo­lio con­sists of Her­self, worth 60,000 euro (£52,270), Bergman with Hat with a value of 85,000 euro (£74,040) and In­grid The Nun at 40,000 euro (£34, 840).

“The pop art mar­ket is very strong and Warhol’s pieces have in­creased in value by an av­er­age of 5-10% per year over the last 30 years,” said Gerard Gorm­ley, man­ager of Gorm­leys Fine Art. Gorm­leys is also dis­play­ing a rare Warhol screen print of Beethoven val­ued at 140,000 euro (£121,958) and last week sold an edi­tion of Banksy’s Girl With A Bal­loon for 165,000 euro (£143,736).

De­spite Warhol’s pop­u­lar­ity, a new pop-artist based in Dublin was close to steal­ing the show.

Ca­vanagh Foyle, a for­mer avi­a­tion lawyer, has gained an in­ter­na­tional fol­low­ing for her provoca­tive and colour­ful mixed-me­dia paint­ings.

“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 false per­fec­tion­ism and hav­ing some fun with that.”

> A col­lec­tion of In­grid Bergman prints by Andy Warhol at the Art Source art show in Dublin

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