Self Portrait Wearing a Hat, Sean Keating €30,000- €50,000 Whyte’s

Limerick-born artist Seán Keating, who died in 1977 aged 88, was often regarded as the official artist of the Irish Free State. The noted portrait pai(...)

Laurence Campbell with a bust that was the last work he submitted to the Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition. If Frank Beatty, a barrister, was indeed the sitter, then why had a portrait been commissioned? Photograph: Courtesy of RHA

In May 1955, sculptor Laurence Campbell showed a bust titled Frank Beatty, Esq, at the annual exhibition of the Royal Hibernian Academy. It was not fo(...)

Lot 76 Barca by Michael Foley ( €1,000- €1,500) at the Morgan O’Driscoll sale

Words used by the late Seamus Heaney to describe sculptural artist John Behan really resonate this spring with the recent frenzy of NFT (non-fungible (...)

Large Victorian oil on canvas  (€200) from the estate of the late Breda Clifford, Hibernian Antique Fairs

Hibernian Antique Fairs, which represents more than 100 dealers from around the country, had to change its normal way of doing business as a result of(...)

A tiny Ming bowl with the Chenghua six character mark in a double square is expected to fetch €20,000-€30,000 at Sheppard’s sale

Diamonds, dragons and a death mask feature in some of this week’s auction highlights. All sales are live, but in accordance with current Government Co(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Sculling by Jack B Yeats (Lot 47, €200,000-€300,000)

The week ahead is a busy one for fine art on the Irish auction circuit, with a dizzying number of superb paintings for sale. On Monday, December 7th,(...)

Patrick MacDowell: he devoted himself mainly to sculpting portrait busts and what art historians refer to as “ideal subjects”

Ireland has produced some notable sculptors, one of the finest of whom was Patrick MacDowell, who died 150 years ago on December 9th. Although he work(...)

If you were christened “Michael Angelo”, as was Michael Angelo Hayes, who was born 200 years ago on July 25th, the chances are probably reasonable to (...)

A piece by Gabriel Hayes at the entrance to the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher in Cork. Hayes was one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th century.

Sculpture is a hot topic right now. It is an ideal time to look at the life and work of one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th ce(...)

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