Wednesday April 8, 2020

Tracing the changing landscape of Irish art

The catalogue for Adam‘s auction chronicles important works from the 1930s up until this century

1st December, 2019
Cottage by a Lake, one of Paul Henry‘s later works.

Adam’s catalogue cover image is emblematic of the sea change in Irish art in the lifetime of everyone reading this.

Leading the sale are two superb canvases by William Scott, each making its debut at auction. In Still Life with Pan and Bowl, humble reality is distilled to its essence, oil on canvas 101.8 x 101.7cm, estimated to fetch €200,000-€300,000. Red and Red, 1967, steps even further into abstraction, oil on canvas, 152...

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