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Banksy’s Girl With Balloon is destroyed moments after being sold for more than £1m. Photograph: PA  Banksy’s Girl With Balloon is destroyed moments after being sold for more than £1m. Photograph: PA

The moment I love most in the video Banksy has released of his latest art stunt is when a bespectacled man with the intelligent, well-groomed air of a(...)

The drawing room in Mackintosh House, Glasgow: The exquisite interiors from the Victorian end-of-terrace house Charles Rennie Mackintosh remodelled in 1906 have been lovingly reassembled.

Brush up your walls When the year turns, our minds often turn to what we might do to give our interiors a new lease of life. You know how it goes. A (...)

The G.P.O. 1916 by Thomas Ryan

In 1966 a young Irish artist decided to create his own commemoration of the 1916 Rising as the State celebrated the event’s 50th anniversary. Thomas R(...)

Elizabeth Magill with her work. Photograph: Hugo Glendinning

Can you ever have such a thing as too much beauty? Elizabeth Magill thinks you can. “Yeah, absolutely,” the artist laughs, describing how she treats a(...)

Shirley Hughes

“I don’t get creative block,” says Shirley Hughes. “I don’t know why, but I always have more ideas that I have time to get down on paper.” Nearly 70 y(...)

Artist Stephen McKenna:  Asked by an interviewer in 1990 as to whether he considered himself English, Irish or European, he replied simply: “Yes.” Photograph: Moya Nolan
Obituary: Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna Born: March 20th, 1939 Died: May 4th, 2017 The painter Stephen McKenna, who died at his home in Bagenalstown, County Carlow last mo(...)

Artist and former banker  Bob Ryan (left) with  Maurice Manning  at the launch of Ryan’s book  With A Tap On The Knee – Memoirs Of A Reluctant Banker  in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Obituary: Bob Ryan
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  • April 15, 2017, 01:10

Bob Ryan, artist and former banker, who has died at the age of 86, spent most of his time in the world of finance longing to paint whenever he chose. (...)

From the series 'A Psychopomp' for Juan Pablo (2017) by David Jacques (centre), part of 'Oil Is the Devil’s Excrement'

Evil pollutant or vital source of energy? There’s every reason to have mixed feelings about oil. Back in 1975 Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso made his clear (...)

 Neptune is set to open its first Irish flagship store on Belfast’s Ormeau Road this summer. Based in the Ormeau bakery, the  5,000 sq ft  store will have the full collection, from kitchen, dining and living, bedroom, bathroom, to outdoor furnishings, accessories and lighting.

Trunk sale at Adam’s A month after it sold a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk for €7,500 Adams has yet another model in its upcoming Home auction on Apr(...)

 John Hurt holds the Gold Giraldillo Award as a tribute to his career during the Sevilla European film festival in Seville in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

John Vincent Hurt, actor, born 22 January 1940, died 27 January 2017 Few British actors of recent years have been held in as much affection as John H(...)

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