Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mine's a Henry

John Armstrong turns the odd crust with a Saturday column on Fine Art & Antiques for the Irish Times. Today he reviews the last, rather dismal, year and finds the second-highest price of an Irish painting, at auction, was Sean Keating's The Angelus: two figures in a west of Ireland landscape. It went for €125,000: and nice enough.

Turn to page 14 to find Sean Keating's son, Justin, leading the obituaries. Justin was one of the New Irish Labour figures of the late 1960s, along with the "Cruiser" and David Thornley. All now gone before.

The best selling painting at auction, going for a cool €290,000 (and well worth every cent) was Paul Henry's gorgeous The Fisherman's Cottage. Henry cranked these out at a rate of knots. It's not one of his true gob-smackers, but it's far too good for the downstairs loo.

Despite every blatant hint, Santa annually fails in his bounden duty to drop a juicy Henry into Malcolm's stocking. Sphere: Related Content

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