Whyte’s - where Irish Art is truly valued.
WHYTE'S are Ireland’s premier specialist art and collectibles auction house.
In four to six carefully planned sales a year we offer an unrivalled range of Irish art. A centuries old reputation for integrity and discretion attracts both discerning buyers and sellers to Whyte’s, to the ultimate benefit of both. Whyte’s art auctions are renowned for achieving record results from clients delighted to add superb pieces to their collections.
Whyte’s experts provide informed advice and accurate appraisals for prospective sellers. On consignment, our cataloguers research and carefully describe each work to highlight its beauty and importance to the collector. Whyte’s superbly produced catalogues are highly regarded for the quality of the images, produced by Ireland’s leading art photographer, Gillian Buckley, and the academic research reflected in the detailed descriptions of each work of art.
Whyte’s Important Irish Art auctions and Irish & International Art auctions are held at the Royal Dublin Society's Exhibition Centre in Ballsbridge. This superbly appointed venue comfortably accommodates the large attendance Whyte’s auctions attract and the ample and secure car parking is much appreciated by our buyers.
All Whyte’s sales are broadcast live on the internet, with both audio and video, through Invaluable (UK and USA), AuctionZip (USA), Figaro (Europe) and The-Saleroom (UK) where collectors can watch and listen to the auction, leave absentee bids or bid while the auction is taking place, from anywhere in the world and on a myriad of devices including computers, mobile phones, tablets and televisions.
Coupled with our enthusiastic adoption of modern technology Whyte’s offer all the advantages and civility of a "bricks and mortar" auction house with the convenience of electronic communications.
Ian Whyte has been handling the sale of collectibles since the mid 1960s and became a licensed auctioneer in 1976. He has in the last four decades handled specialised sales of a great variety of collectibles including paintings, drawings, sculpture, antiquarian books, autographs, banknotes, cigarette cards, coins, ephemera, medals, manuscripts, maps, militaria, photographs, pop and rock memorabilia, posters, postage stamps and postal history, postcards, toys, to mention but a few! He has made many appearances on television and radio and in both national and overseas newspapers.
Adelle Hughes BA MA, holds a first class honours Masters degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin as well as an honours BA International degree in Art History, having spent one of the four years course in La Complutense in Madrid. Adelle is a member of the Irish Association of Art Historians and has worked on a variety of arts and cultural projects both in the private and public sector in Ireland, Europe and most recently for an arts foundation in the United States. Adelle joined Whyte’s in November 2008. She is responsible for compiling and editing the critically acclaimed catalogues produced by Whyte’s. Adelle has overseen many important valuations of major art collections in Ireland.
Peter Whyte, Director, eighth generation member of the family, joined the firm in 2007. In 2015 he completed a three year course in Art & The Art Market hosted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors at Kingston University, Surrey, where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree. Peter is a licensed auctioneer; he appraises and catalogues works of art for auction and regularly conducts sales from the rostrum with his father Ian.