Artwork by the late great Cork artist Maurice Desmond up for auction

Viewers can get lost in the work of Cork-based artist Maurice Desmond, who sadly passed away on June 30. Just look and keep looking and it’s amazing what you can find in his art.

When Maurice was singing, a five-minute visit to his studio could last an entire afternoon without ever knowing or even noticing where the time had gone.

The first painting by the artist to be auctioned since his unexpected death is an abstract landscape that once belonged to the collection of the late Jim O’Driscoll SC. Lot 114 of Whyte’s Summer Online Art Auction, which runs until the evening of July 25, is an oil on board valued at just €500-700.

This is an affordable art auction by renowned Irish artists designed to attract new collectors without breaking the bank.

According to Whyte’s, there’s never been a better time to dive in and immerse yourself.

Gougane Barra by Muriel Brandt at Whyte's.
Gougane Barra by Muriel Brandt at Whyte’s.

Artists represented include Kenneth Webb, Henry Healy, Gwen O’Dowd, John Morris, Rose Ganly, Stephen Cullen, Cecily Brennan, Colin Gibson, Desmond Carrick, Patricia Jorgensen, John Skelton, Maurice MacGonigal, Muriel Brandt, Liam Treacy, Pauline Bewick, Hughie O’Donoghue, Dorothy Cross, Felim Egan, Stella Steyn and William Orpen.

Viewing begins next Wednesday on Molesworth St. and the catalog is online.

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