Top of the North at UTV art sale

10th September, 2017
The Launch by William Conor: €20,000-€30,000

Northern artists take centre stage in the Ava Gallery exhibition of the UTV Collection, due to be sold by Adam’s on September 27. The collection was formed in 1959 due to the foresight of sculptor Angela McDonnell who pressured her husband, UTV chairman Randal McDonnell, to “get some art on the walls”.

Highlights include Basil Blackshaw’s Laganside At Dusk, commissioned in 1997 for the opening of Waterfront Hall, 182 x 150cm (€40,000-€60,000); William...

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