Monday April 6, 2020

Fine Arts: Kelly’s dazzling collection up for grabs at Sotheby’s

The veteran collector passed away nine years ago, and the time has now come for his vast collection to be shared

8th March, 2020
The Poetic Morning, a Jack B Yeats painting from 1945

A recent press photo of a murmuration of starlings in the English Channel showed the birds’ formation so tightly packed that they looked like a gigantic sea monster ploughing through the waves. A glorious sight, it brought to mind the Patrick Kelly Collection due to go under Sotheby’s hammer in London this month.

In the same manner as a murmuration, a great art collection exists as an entity to be enjoyed and...

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