Top of the market: Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photograph  Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Even those who feel their love of art is pure are likely to feel a shiver of envy at news of insane prices fetched at auction: $110.5 million (€95 mil(...)

Artist Brian O’Doherty: ‘Now that I’ve got less permanent, I would like to do some permanent installations.’ Photograph: George Tatge

In Brian O’Doherty’s studio there is a large photograph dating from 2002. Five figures are posed against a white background: Brian O’Doherty, William (...)

Eilís O’Connell’s, ‘Capsule for Destinies Unknown’, 2017. Photograph: Steve Russell Studios, courtesy Gallery Pangolin

A 14-metre long, tapered tube of galvanised steel lies outside Chester Cathedral. There’s a doorway, and a ramp to encourage you inside. Is it a torpe(...)

Gilt frames – favoured by  those who first bought the Impressionists’ work – are making a comeback.

Some years ago, friends of mine moved in together, unpacking their belongings in one of those gorgeous apartments you rent that totally spoil you for (...)

 David O’Donoghue in the kitchen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

David O’Donoghue studied art, before setting up Brownes, and later the Pantheon Galleries in Dublin. For the past 15 years, he has run the fine art p(...)