Art fair featuring works by Andy Warhol and Banksy taking place in RDS this weekend

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A collection worth €1.3million and featuring works by Andy Warhol, Banksy and Damien Hirst, forms the centrepiece of an art fair as Art Source returns to the RDS this weekend.

The collection of the stars of contemporary art is presented by Gormleys Fine Art and is showcasing Warhol’s iconic portrait of Mick Jagger, signed by both the artist and the singer, valued at €125,000.

The collection also includes works by Joan Miro, Roy Lichtenstein, Salvador Dali, Robert Indiana and Keith Haring as well as Irish artists Maser, Peter Monaghan and Stephen Forbes.

“Contemporary art proved to be a blue-chip investment during lockdown with prices for artists such as Banksy and Warhol appreciating considerably in the past year,” said James Gormley of Gormleys Fine Art.

Also being unveiled at the fair is a new portrait of the late John Hume by Irish artist Vincent Devine, who was putting the finishing touches to the work as the peacemaker’s wife Pat died in September and who updated the painting following conversations with the late Austin Currie.

Over 15,000 people are expected to attend show from today (Nov 12) until Sunday.

This year’s Art Source 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.

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