60 40 Christy Brown (1932-1981) STILL LIFE WITH JUG AND BOTTLES oil on board 24 by 30in. (61 by 76.2cm) Frame Dimensions: 27 by 33in. (68.6 by 83.8cm) This work appears to be in very good condition. There are two thin abrasions to the painted surface on the centre right of the work and two similar to centre left of the work. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner; Whyte’s, 29 February 2016, lot 157; Private collection Exhibited: ‘Dear Christy, The Christy Brown Collection’, Little Museum of Dublin, from 30 April 2015; ’Dear Christy, The Christy Brown Collection’, The American Irish Historical Society, New York, 11-24 November 2015 Christy Brown was brilliantly played by Daniel Day-Lewis in the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot. But the complexities of his life, together with his struggle to be understood - and taken seriously - have only recently come to light. Those complexities were explored in a superb exhibition at the Little Museum of Dublin in 2015. The exhibition later travelled to New York where it went on view at the American Irish Historical Society on 5th Avenue from 11 to 24 November. The exhibitions were hugely popular with lovers of literature, history and Irish culture and explored the struggles of Brown as a child, and the way his family inspired him to create remarkable paintings, a classic memoir, four novels and four collections of poetry - all with his left foot. The present work formed part of a large single owner collection of paintings by Christy Brown acquired directly from him. It has been widely exhibited at The Little Museum of Dublin and in the United State at The American Irish Historical Society, New York. €2,000-€3,000 (£1,720-£2,590 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot40