Paintings of Lionel Messi raise more than €900,000 for One in 11 campaign
- Fine Art & Antiques
- February 21, 2015, 05:00
The worlds of international soccer and fine art rarely collide, but last week in London, at a charity auction in Sotheby’s, one of the world’s most fa(...)
‘Accidental art dealer’ Steve Lazarides on life after Banksy
- Visual Art
- February 4, 2015, 10:00
Six years have passed since the elusive king of street art Banksy and his former founding agent/public face Steve Lazarides parted company, but tha(...)
The lesson of Michael Landy’s ‘Art Bin’: do we all hate art?
- November 29, 2014, 05:00
In a gallery at PS1, the experimental affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a scribbled note pinned to the wall reads, “Michael Landy did(...)
Artist Damien Hirst is building a town - could an Irish artist follow?
- Homes & Property
- September 11, 2014, 01:00
To get to Marfa, I flew to Dallas then on to El Paso, hired a car and drove four hours out into the New Mexico desert. There were cranberry farms, (...)
Bauble auctions: something is rotten in the upper reaches of the art market
- Art & Design
- July 31, 2014, 01:00
It had to be star power: how else do you explain the figures fetched at the Christie’s contemporary art auction in New York last May, as $745 milli(...)
Sluggish sales, sparse funding and off curators’ radar. Who’d be an artist?
- Art & Design
- June 21, 2014, 01:00
Who would want to study to be a visual artist these days? To gain an academic qualification you work for an indefinite number of years before emerging(...)