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Dublin 2, Ireland
DoneMon, May 31, 2010 5:00 PM GMT



Whyte's Important Irish Art auction on Monday May 31 is the most highly anticipated art auction of 2010, presenting an exceptional selection of outstanding works from the collection of the late Jim O’Driscoll SC. A passionate patron of the arts with superior taste, Jim O'Driscoll was a staunch supporter of avant-garde Irish art for over four decades and his sizeable collection reflects not only a gifted and discerning eye for quality but it traces the developing trends in Irish art through a very personal journey.

Among the highlights from the Jim O'Driscoll Collection are works by Gerard Dillon, Nano Reid, Francis Bacon, Charles Tyrrell, Tony O'Malley, Brian Bourke, Patrick Scott, Louis le Brocquy, William Crozier, John Shinnors, Brian King and Conor Fallon to name but a few.

In addition to the Jim O'Driscoll Collection, superior works from other estates and private collections include the exciting discovery, made during Whyte's Belfast valuation day in January, of a Paul Henry oil painting. Turn of the Road, 1941, [Lot 130] was previously untraced or unidentified by Henry expert Dr. S.B. Kennedy since it was exhibited in 1941.

Among the other artists that will feature strongly in the auction are: Daniel O'Neill, Jack B. Yeats, Mainie Jellett, Basil Ivan Rakoczi, Harry Kernoff, George Campbell, Sean Keating, Norah McGuinness, Patrick Scott, Cecil King, Sean McSweeney, Neil Shawcross, Michael Mulcahy, Hughie O'Donoghue, Robert Ballagh, Basil Blackshaw, Edward Delaney, Patrick Graham, Richard Kingston, John Cronin, Ciaran Lennon, Martin Gale, Markey Robinson, Ivan Sutton and Kenneth Webb.

I do hope you will enjoy viewing this sale. As always the Whyte's team - myself, Sarah and Adelle will be on hand to inform and advise you. If you are unable to attend the auction you can watch and listen to the sale, and bid live on line here at Live Auctioneers

Ian Whyte