Irish art to headline Richard D. Hatch sale, Sept. 26-27 Four important, original works of art by noted 20th-century Irish artists will headline a two-day auction slated for September 26-27 by Richard H. Hatch & Associates in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
four works of Irish art are expected to generate much pre-sale buzz and will be the event's headliners. They will come up for bid about a year and a half after Mr. Hatch got a call from Mr. Brush's guardian about the last sale's trove. “He wasn't fully aware of the extent of the collection,” Mr. Hatch said. “I thought I was going to a routine house call.”
What Mr. Hatch found, not far from his showroom in Flat Rock, covered with old paper and dust in a small storage locker, was quite possibly the finest collection of Irish art still in public hands. Included were works by the four abovenamed artists, plus Jack B. Yeats, Nathaniel Hone, Nano Reid, Gerald Dillon, Father Jack Hanlon, Sean McSweeney, Eric Patton, Patrick Pye and Kenneth Mahood.
“It was an auctioneer's dream,” Mr. Hatch recalled, “and the auction did not disappoint. We had people fly in from Ireland and other countries. It was a huge success.” Mr. Brush also owned non-Irish art, which was also sold. A bronze statue of Pomona, by the Italian artist Marino Marini (1901-1980) brought $120,000, while an abstract oil painting by Hans Hartung (German, 1904-1989) hit $70,000.
Start times for the September sale will be 5 p.m., Friday, September 26, and 11 a.m., Saturday, September 27. Previews will be held Thursday and Friday, from 1-5 p.m., and on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the start of sale. Richard D. Hatch & Associates conducts its sales in a spacious, well-appointed 11,900-square-foot facility in Flat Rock, just off Interstate 26, near Hendersonville.
Richard D. Hatch & Associates is celebrating 28 years of consistently impressing its customers with quality consignments and exciting sales. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call (828) 696-3440, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit them online at www.richardhatchauctions.com.