Detail from “Hibernia Mirror”, depicting the map of Ireland and similar to the mirrors found in London’s Connaught Hotel bar, which sold for £62,500 in Christie’s sale

Tuesday, (November 4th ) Christie’s, King St, London. The auction titled Luxury-Colour-Texture of the estate of the late David Collins, the London-ba(...)

David Collins: his friendship with Madonna  is recalled in two photographic prints, dated 2006, by Steven Klein titled Madonna Rides Again. Photograph: Luke White/The Interior Archive
All in good taste

David Collins wasn’t the first – and won’t be the last – star of the Irish Diaspora celebrated overseas and virtually ignored at home. The Dublin-b(...)

La Belle et la Bête

Jean Cocteau’s extravagant 1946 fantasy reacquaints a familiar nursery tale – a beautiful young girl goes as a hostage for her father to live with a h(...)