Vibrant summer scenes to brighten up our homes
Dolans’ timed online art and antiques sale offers paintings of tranquil landscapes, tempestuous seascapes and a teddy on the beach
Has the pandemic altered our attitude towards art on our walls? Auction results over the past year give a resounding thumbs up, with a dramatic increase in the number of bidders.
Two current online sales (at Dolans and Gormleys) offer a wide choice at affordable prices. First up is Dolans, where headline lots include Lot’s Wife, a provocative nude by John Shinnors, executed in 1980, 61.5x82m (€16,000-€24,000), and Sean Keating’s (dare I say) narcissistic charcoal...
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Historical highlights and ancient artefacts at Whyte’s
John McCormack’s portable altar and a letter from Kevin Barry are among the items at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale this week
Contents sale at Killoughter House will interest collectors
The sale will be held by Fonsie Mealy at the house in Ashford, Co Wicklow where Chester Beatty established a 160-acre equestrian estate in the 1950s