Thursday 29 September 2016

'Ah here!' - Art dealer showcasing Michael Flatley's 'tap art' faces tough crowd on The Late Late Show

Published 17/04/2015 | 23:33

Ryan Tubridy and art dealer Morgan O'Driscoll discuss Michael Flatley's tap art
Ryan Tubridy and art dealer Morgan O'Driscoll discuss Michael Flatley's tap art

An art dealer who showcased two of Michael Flatley's 'tap' paintings, created with his feet, had a tough sell with the Late Late Show viewers.

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Flatley previously revealed he took up painting as a form of relaxation and as a natural development of his dance and music.

However, the Chicago-born dancer was not on hand to showcase his art himself and instead Irish art dealer Morgan O'Driscoll appeared on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy.

O'Driscoll revealed the names of the paintings to be The Power and The Kestrel.  The former he haltingly said was inspired by the "power of the universe" and the latter bird,  he said, he had Googled and found it to be a "central American tropical bird, very colourful, possibly done on one of his trips to the Bahamas."

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He was more sure of the prices, however.  The Power ranged €70,000-€90,000 which drew gasps and giggles from the audience and The Kestrel's guide price was €30,000 to €40,000.  The auction takes place Monday in the RDS.

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