A celebration of Ireland in MAY by Sotheby’s in Paris will introduce Irish art to new European audiences and mark a significant centenary. bid onopens next Monday. The online sale runs until May 16 and will be visible in the French capital from next Wednesday until this weekday.
The newly founded Irish state participated in a week-long international conference in Paris in 1922 titled the World Congress of the Irish Race. Irish politicians, diaspora delegates, writers, artists and musicians all showed up with the intention of promoting Ireland on the world stage and showcasing our artistic and cultural uniqueness. The auction, organized in addition to the annual sale of Irish art by Sotheby’s to be held in London next November, coincides with the centenary of this congress. In 1922, the capital of the art world at the time witnessed a major month-long exhibition of Irish art of 300 works at Galeries Barbazanges.