Friday November 22, 2019

Yeats and Le Brocquy lead the charge into autumn

The first big sale of the new season is spearheaded by two legends of Irish art

8th September, 2019

Samuel Beckett by Louis Le Brocquy, 1984

Ireland’s first major autumn art auction gets off at a gallop at Whyte’s with headline lots by Jack B Yeats and Louis Le Brocquy. Leading the sale is Yeats’s 1946 oil, Hope, 35.56×45.72, expected to realise €150,000-€180,000. Given the ongoing nightmare in the Mediterranean, its subject is tragically topical – a small boat carrying a man and a woman at night on the ocean, their hope possibly focused on the large vessel they appear to...

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