AFFORDABLE AUTUMN ART
Posted On 13/10/2021
Whyte’s Autumn Online Art Auction heralds the ending of restrictions with a set of bustling Dublin City scenes by Norman Teeling (lots 1-8, €400-€1,200), while examples from Tom Roche, Peter Pearson and Stephen Bone depict the suburbs of Dún Laoghaire and Killiney (lots 21, 32, 33). Merchant’s Arch, a historic site in Dublin under threat of demolition, has been a subject for many of the city’s artists, such as Colin Gibson (lot 29, €1,000-€1,500) and visiting artist’s like Sunny Apinchapong-Yang (lot 242, €400-€600). For more serene views there are West of Ireland scenes from John Francis Skelton (lots 10-14), John Skelton Sr, Norman McCaig, Ivan Sutton and a standout Donegal scene by Desmond Kinney (lot 15, €800-€1,200). Norah McGuinness’ appropriately titled ‘Autumn’ is attractively priced at €1,000-€1,500 while other well-known female artists such as Gladys Maccabe and Barbara Warren are also represented.
An interesting ceramic (lot 282, €500-€700, illustrated above) from 1932 by artist Kathleen Cox depicts ‘The Lavender Man’ Michael Cox, the well-known Dublin street vendor. There are six lots containing handcoloured prints by Jack Yeats, our greatest visual artist, ranging in estimates from €200 to €1,000. Other notables with works in this attractively pitched sale are Paul Henry, Harry Kernoff, Salvador Dali, Louis le Brocquy, Robert Ballagh, Markey Robinson, Graham Knuttel and John Kingerlee to mention but a few.
There are almost 300 good value works to choose from, estimates from €80 to €5,000. This is a timed on-line auction and bidding finishes from 6pm on Monday 18 October at www.bid.whytes.ie, with viewing at Whyte’s galleries Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 October 10am-5pm, on Saturday 16 October 2pm-5pm and Monday 18 October, 10am to 5pm.