The Irish Independent reports a pretty strong sale for Irish art in Dublin:
Although the organisers of the Irish art sale at Whyte‘s had initially hoped for a total take near the €3m mark, early estimates indicated that about €1.5m worth of art was sold last night, with buyers picking up about three-quarters of the 170 lots on offer.
While other art markets are struggling with sales that must readjust expectations in the midst of a credit crisis, Ireland’s artists like Sean Scully (above, left) are holding on to their value.
Here are the results from Whyte’s and the story:
Auction paints a poor picture for art market in tough times (The Independent)