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01 400 2014

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Batman Causes A Stir

The estate of the late Billy Wright from Virginia turned up a few surprises when comics bought by him as a boy made a total of $3.5million with a copy of a comic named Detective Comics No.27 making $523,000 on its own.  The reason for its price tag was because Batman was first introduced in […]

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Princess Margaret Brooch

A brooch once owned by Princess Margaret and made by Tiffany is to be auctioned in Adams next week.  Cast in 18ct gold the brooch in the shape of a scalloped shell comes with a certificate of provenance from Kensington Palace.  It was sold in 2006 as part of The Princess Margaret Jewellery Collection in […]

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Vintage Clothing

Due to the popularity of the hit TV show “Mad Men” an interest in all vintage clothing but especially of 50s and 60s fashion has been rekindled.  So before you discard of old items consider making some money from them.  If they are vintage designer wear then you have more options available to you i.e consign them […]

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Louis Le Brocquy Tapestries

The first items to test the market since Louis Le Brocquy died will go to auction In Whyte’s saleroom next week.  The series of tapestries by the artist were consigned some months prior to his death.  The guide price is €250,000 to €300,000 but because of international interest the sale price is expected to double.  […]

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Irish Artists At Christies

Christies will hold a sale of 20th century Irish and English art on May 24th in London.  Lowry, Yeats, Henry to mention but a few will be on offer and the prices reflect the popularity of Irish Art outside our Isle. Results will be posted after sale.

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World’s Most Expensive Painting?

The fate of this iconic painting was sealed in just under 12 minutes when it came up for auction this week in Sotheby’s.  Two telephone bidders battled to be owner of the only copy of “The Scream” to be owned privately and the final bill came to just under a cool $120million.  It is the […]

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The Importance Of Being Wilde!

  He may have died destitute in Paris but a rare first edition copy of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” sold in Sothebys last week for €263,000 over three times the highest estimate, the new proud owner is bookseller James Cummins of Manhattan.  It is the second highest price paid for a work […]

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Good News For The State

Important artefacts retrieved from the wreck of the Lusitania last August are to be donated to the State.  The ship sank in May 1915 off the Irish coast near Kinsale with a loss of 1198 lives after it was hit by a single torpedo from a uboat.  Among the dead was renowned art collector Sir Hugh […]

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End of An Era

The Arts World is in mourning after one of its great exponents died yesterday.  Irish art will never be the same without the leading light that was Louis Le Brocquy.  He had his own unique style and a pioneering approach to Art that inspired many others.  With a life spanning 95 years he had a […]

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Vote For Ireland’s Favourite Painting

The lines for voting for Ireland’s favourite painting have opened so if you haven’t already voted you can do so on http://www.rte.ie/tv/masterpiece/vote.html  and voting will close on Monday 21st of May at 2pm with the result to be given by the President on Thursday 24th of May. The shortlist of ten paintings is as follows: […]

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