Saturday, 9 June 2007

*Irish Art Collection discovered in storage in North Carolina.

The collection includes paintings by Jack B Yeats, Gerard Dillon and Louis le Brocquy. It was the property of a native of Dundalk who emigrated in the 1970’s. Most were painted in the 40’s and 50’s.

The paintings will be offered through sealed bids in Dublin and Belfast next week.

With reserve prices up to £225,000 (331,560 euro) for one of the Yeats paintings, the exhibition, titled Coming Home, will go on display at Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel tomorrow. The following day viewing takes place at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Sealed bids will only be opened once the second day finishes.

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