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Friday 18 April 2014

Sinead's paintings sold for €26,000

'Upon Small Shoulders' by Neil Condron sold for €19,500 at the auction in the RDS.

PAINTINGS donated by Bray singer Sinead O'Connor have generated €26,000 for charity.

Sinead donated a portrait of herself as a child, and another piece which appeared on her latest album, for auction at Whyte's Important Irish Art auction at the RDS.

The portrait of Sinead as a young girl by artist Thomas Ryan shows the singer, aged between seven and 10 years of age.

It sold for over €7,000 at the auction last night while ' Upon Small Shoulders' by County Wicklow artist Neil Condron fetched €19,500.

Proceeds from the sales will go to the 'Penny Dinners' charity. Sinead donated the works due to 'families unable to feed their children.'

Sinead bought the painting ' Upon Small Shoulders' for €10,000 from the artist. She used it on the cover of the album 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You.)

The second painting, Portrait of Sinéad O'Connor, shows the singer aged eight in 1974 and is by artist Thomas Ryan, a former president of the Royal Hibernian Academy.

O'Connor said it was commissioned by her parents 'at a time when it was fashionable for families to get portraits made of their children.'

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