Art attack in Morgan O’Driscoll’s latest catalogue

Basil Blackshaw’s The Dust Settles is to make its debut at the O’Driscoll auction in the RDS

2nd April, 2017
The Dust Settles by Basil Blackshaw, €20,000-€30,000

Browsing through Morgan O’Driscoll’s latest catalogue, the painting that stopped me in my tracks was Basil Blackshaw’s The Dust Settles, a depiction of the outcome of a cockerel war. Images of poultry seldom make me sit up and stare, but Blackshaw has used an exquisite palette of creamy, apricot-tinged yellows backing the red and black birds and the effect is mesmerising. Making its auction debut, it measures 40.5 x 50 cm and has an estimate...

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