- 17 Oct 19
A few of Banksy's original pieces will be available for purchase at Art Source, too.
The largest collection of Banksy's work exhibited on public show in Ireland is set to feature at 2019's Art Source. As Ireland's premier art fair, Art Source showcases painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art. This year, it takes place at the RDS from November 15-17.
Those attending can look forward to 12 screen prints by the anonymous British-based artist and political activist whose original piece Devolved Parliament recently sold for €10.9m. Gormleys Fine Art will be showing pieces ranging from €10,850 for I Fought The Law to €40,000 for No Ball Games.
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", Oliver Gormley says. "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".
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 - such as iconic Irish sculptor Patrick O'Reilly who will be unveiling several new works at Art Source, including a standing wolfhound, a rocking horse and a series of dolls.
The show also 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.
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.
In addition, Art Source is expanding to Cork for the first time, and will be held at City Hall between November 29 to December 1.
Check out the whole line-up for Art Source at RDS here.