Lucian Freud

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Glen Matlock: “I think Sam Neill would make a great James Bond”

Favourite current book? I’m halfway through A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren. It’s about Fitz Linkhorn, a ne’er-do-well from the American Mid(...)

Bookseller Bob Johnston at home in his Malahide cottage. Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Brighton born Bob Johnston has lived in Dublin for almost 20 years. In 2009 he set up The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar, followed by a second branch i(...)

Lucian Freud, Bella and Esther, 1988, oil on canvas, from the artist’s private collection, can be seen as part of The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
A guide to what’s on this weekend
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The Sound of Music Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, until Saturday, January 6th, 7.30pm and some 2.30pm matinees. Tickets €21-€65 The Grand Canal(...)

‘West of Ireland Bog’ by Paul Henry  made €100,000 at Whyte’s – the top price in the Dublin autumn art auctions

Paul Henry’s west of Ireland landscapes dominated the Dublin sales and Francis Bacon hit a rare stumbling block in London. Auctioneers have reason to (...)

Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd version 1971. Christie’s said the painting would go under the hammer in London on  October 6th with an estimate of £60m-£80m

Take a close look at this little-known painting by Francis Bacon (pictured above). It hasn’t been seen in public for 45 years, but by this time next w(...)

Wassily Kandinsky’s Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus

There’s no sign of “Brexit blues” in the London art market which continues to boom. The summer season of auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams(...)

Ruth Ní Loinsigh  at home in Finglas. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

Ni Loinsigh is a Dubliner who spent six years after college backpacking around Europe, Australia and Israel, and making jewellery. She returned home (...)

Johanne Mullan, collections programmer at Imma, with Lucian Freud’s  “The Painter’s Mother Resting” at a preview of the Freud Project 2016-2021. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thanks to the Freud Project, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) is the place to go to if you want to see a first-rate, representative collection of(...)

Keaton Henson: “The intensity, which I’m told is there, comes ironically from my not wanting to be up on stage. It’s never just another day on the road for me.”

Frankly, we are surprised. Very surprised. Having seen Keaton Henson perform a mesmerising anxiety-riddled set at last December’s Other Voices in Din(...)

Painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon. Dublin-born Bacon, who spent his working life in England and died in 1992, has, in the past decade, become one of the most expensive painters in art history.

An unfinished “lost” painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon has been discovered on the reverse of two paintings by Irish artist Tony O’Malley which (...)

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