Tuesday January 21, 2020

Yeats works to lead Adam’s sale

It is reassuring to contemplate art that focuses on the tranquility of the Irish landscape

25th September, 2016
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A Man Doing Accounts by Jack B Yeats, 200,000-300,000

What marks out homo sapiens is our desire to push boundaries, be it a sportsman, an astronaut or Jack B Yeats wielding a paintbrush. What alchemy occurred that took him from his lovely, if conventional, 1913 Kerry Landscape (€20,000-€30,000) to the expressionist complexity and unorthodox use of paint in A Man Doing Accounts, 1929? The leading work at Adam’s, it measures 45.7x61cm and is expected to realise €200,000-€300,000.

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