Detail from Rest Energy (1980), by Marina Abramovic and Ulay. Copyright Marina Abramovic and Ulay; courtesy the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now   Works by modern and contemporary artists, including Dalí, Duchamp, Giacometti, Oppenheim, Pica(...)

Millennial compass point:   Lady Gaga. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Hear the word “millennial”, and plenty of images spring to mind. There’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the a(...)

The Andy Warhol Authentication Board was widely criticised for its closed-door policy

It has to be everyone’s favourite moment in Antiques Roadshow: the bit where the hopeful punter standing beside their vase/bureau/carriage clock, t(...)

Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed in The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mira Nair’s adaptation gives the story blood and muscle

The BBC recently released a list of the 100 best American films of all time as chosen by 62 international film critics. Ninety-eight of the films were(...)

Four Eggs on a Plate by Lucian Freud  sold for almost £1 million at Sotheby’s in London

Four Eggs on a Plate by artist Lucian Freud, which he had given as a gift to the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, sold for almost £1 million (€1.4 (...)

Anybody who thinks he or she knows about cinema thinks he or she knows about Orson Welles. At the time of his death in 1985 it was fashionable to a(...)

A man walks by a painting by Mark Rothko “Untitled (Yellow and Blue) as it hangs on the wall during the press preview  for Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening. Photograph: Timothy Clary /AFP

A day after rival Christie’s sold the most expensive painting in auction history, Sotheby’s fell just shy of its best-ever contemporary art result, ta(...)

Michael Flatley  in his studio: the sales  of his work at an Irish and international art auction show  he is now second only to Jack B Yeats in the list of the highest prices for paintings achieved at auction in Ireland thus far in 2015

Almost overnight, Michael Flatley has become one of the most expensive living Irish artists. As expected, his paintings – which were seen by the viewe(...)

‘Flight of the Quetzal’ by Michael Flatley is estimated at €40,000-€50,000

The highest-valued painting to go to auction in Ireland so far this year is not a work by Jack B Yeats, Paul Henry, Sir John Lavery or any of the othe(...)


Paolo Sorrentino’s mesmerizing film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), which won an Oscar for best foreign-language film in 2014, sparked contr(...)