Review: Lurky! Lurky!

Lurky! Lurky!Samuel Beckett Theatre***Flagged as a “choreographed live edited dance film”, Emma Fitzgerald and Aine Stapleton’s performance piece is a(...)

Sun worshipper: August Engelhardt, founder of the Cocovore community

‘There’s this true story about when Oliver North came to Ireland,” says Adrian McKinty. “It’s a crackpot idea, but he gets himself an Irish passport a(...)

A Francis Bacon small-format triptych of his lover George Dyer made what Sotheby’s called a “landmark” price of £26.7 million (€33.4 million) yesterday in a contemporary art sale that surpassed estimates and set records in London. Photograph: Reuters. 1:52

A Francis Bacon small-format triptych of his lover George Dyer made what Sotheby’s called a “landmark” price of £26.7 million (€33.4 million) yesterda(...)

Patrick ScallonPHOTOGRAPH: JOHN DOLAN

At three in the morning under cover of darkness in Paris, a 16th Bronzino portrait of a young sculptor was lifted carefully from its position in the L(...)

Strong prices: A sculpture of cartoon figure Popeye by Jeff Koons was sold to Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn for $28.1 million at Sotheby’s

More than $1 billion was spent at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York this week in a series of record-breaking auctions. Among the highlights was a (...)

Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards. Photograph: Christie’s Images Ltd

A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon sold for $80.8 million (€58.9 million) in New York last night. The triptych painting Three Studies for (...)

Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards. Photograph: Christie’s Images Ltd

Another painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon is poised to sell for $100 million, or more, at auction in New York tomorrow. Christie’s will of(...)

A painting believed to be the only authentic image of Shakespeare made during his life. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

They come crawling out again, the Shakespeare conspiracy theorists. The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth fell sometime this week. (His (...)

Hanif Kureishi: ‘You want to get more economical as you get older and get more work out quickly.’ Photograph: Getty Images

In Intimacy , Hanif Kureishi’s unflinching 1997 novel about infidelity, he wrote the followi(...)

Patrick Morrison, who has died aged 68, was born in Cork into an artistic and musical family. He was the youngest child of Edmund Morrison and (...)