The largest collection of Banksy’s work exhibited on public show in Ireland is set to feature at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, at the RDS from November 15-17.
Gormleys Fine Art will be showing 12 screen prints by the anonymous, British-based artist and political activist, whose original piece, Devolved Parliament, recently sold for €10.9m.
Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the year’s biggest and most exciting art show, which will feature 200 of the best contemporary Irish and international artists and galleries.
Irish art lovers also have the unique chance to get their hands on 100 pieces of original artwork for €100 each, on a first-come, first-served basis, on the opening morning of the show.
“Banksy’s work is a blue-chip investment – we sold a print of Girl With A Balloon for €150,000 last year, and one from the same set recently went for over €235,000,” said Oliver Gormley.
Gormleys will have pieces on display, ranging from €10,850 for I Fought The Law, to €40,000 for No Ball Games.
Iconic Irish sculptor, Patrick O’Reilly, will be unveiling several new works at Art Source, including a standing wolfhound, a rocking horse, and a series of dolls.
This year’s Art Source sold out in record time, and showcases painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints, and ceramic art.
“Art Source offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a one-off affordable original artwork to make their home unique, and also the opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their work,” said show organiser, Patrick O’Sullivan.
The show features Our Beautiful Earth, a free children’s workshop, exploring the beauty of the planet’s ecosystems, where youngsters can work creatively on a variety of subjects.
Art Source is also expanding to Cork for the first time, and will be held at City Hall, from November 29 to December 1.
For those who wish to be at one with nature at the RDS, surrealist artist, Vincent Devine, will be displaying Ambigutree – a series which delves into the subconscious mind, by using trees as conduits for faces and bodies.
Devine, who sold an entire collection at Art Source last year, also creates large-scale portraits of famous artists, and will be debuting a piece featuring Vincent van Gogh, which he feels will create a stir.
Featured on RTÉ’s Home of the Year 2019, muralist, Jane Willoughby, creates panel paintings, which merge decorative arts with classical Renaissance-inspired portraiture, to create a new hybrid concept.
Former engineer-turned-artist, Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova, will be featuring her 3D illusionistic art, created by twisting intricate mandalas out of paper, and setting them on edge.
Award-winning, short-film producer, Kathrina Shine, who has worked with a host of stars, will showcase her art on clothes as well as canvas, when she appears at Art Source.
Shine has created an innovative way to wear her art well, and displays her fashionable work on trendy t-shirts, hoodies, dresses and leggings.
The Wicklow town resident returned to painting after shelving it for varied careers as an architectural draftsperson, actor, set-designer, and film producer.
Art Source takes place at the RDS, Dublin, from November 15-17
Admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs
Children under 16 FREE, only if accompanied by a parent or guardian
Friday Nov 15: 11am-9pm, Sat Nov 16: 10am-6pm, Sun Nov 17: 10am-6pm