Sotheby’’s is to re-launch Irish Art sales in London on 21 October 2015. Highlighting the forthcoming auction is Nude Girl Reading, one of Sir William Orpen’s most sensational nudes. Estimated at £300,000-500,000 (€420,000-700,000), the work was last seen on the market thirty years ago. Ahead of the auction, Sotheby’s will open its new premises in Dublin at 29 Molesworth Street on 27 June 2015, moving from the company’s previous location opposite at 16 Molesworth Street. Arabella Bishop, Head of Sotheby’s Ireland, commented: “Sotheby’s was the first international auction house to hold sales of Irish art, in 1995. Over the last couple of years, interest has increased and we have seen new collectors, not only from Ireland but internationally, actively buying and bidding in this field. We anticipate that the market for Irish art will continue to gather pace and feel

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