Damien Hirst

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Lisa Steele, general manager of the Culloden Hotel and Gerard Gormley of Gormley’s Fine Art, pictured with Boxing Bear by Patrick O’Reilly, €85,000, at the launch of Art and Soul – The Holywood International Art and Sculpture Fair which will take place at the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, between June 26th and July 18th.

Six bidders battled it out this week for the Andy Warhol-signed screenprint Renaissance Paintings which was purchased at Adam’s Mid-Century Modern sal(...)

Temur Akhmedov was accused of acting as his oil tycoon father’s ‘lieutenant’ in schemes to hide assets from his mother. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

The son of an oligarch caught up in the world’s largest divorce case has been told to pay £75 million, or more than €85 million, to his(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan  plays a shot during his quarter-final match against Ryan Day during the  2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace  in London in 2019. Photograph:  Alex Pantling/Getty Images

He has been a thoroughly English wizard for slightly longer than Harry Potter and has yet to win the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year even though he(...)

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 (...)

Town of Strangers

Somewhere in Treasa O’Brien’s fascinating hybrid feature (her own “reluctant” description), she makes reference to a famous Tolstoy quote. “All great (...)

Damien Hirst: Temple (2008) installed in St Moritz. Photograph: Felix Friedmann/© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2021

If anyone should have been ready for this it was Damien Hirst. Thirty years before the pandemic that has made the modern world feel mortal, a young ar(...)

Baccarat crystal and silver bowl €200- €300

Whyte’s Christmas timed online auction – currently open for bidding and ending on December 16th – offers those in search festive gifts an array of unu(...)

Christian Louboutin: “I had to go to pubs all over London searching for Guinness cans without green paint.”

The shoemaker to the rich and famous, finds inspiration in childhood, conversation, collecting... and guinness beer cans When Christian Loubouti(...)

 Frank Dunphy and Damien Hirst. Dunphy revolutionised the London art market and turned Damien Hirst into a multimillionaire. Photograph: Billy Farrell/Getty Images

It had somehow escaped me until he died recently that one of the most influential people in the so-called Britart movement was a Dubliner and the son (...)

Frank Dunphy and  Damien Hirst attend The Opening of “Damien Hirst: The Elusive Truth”  in New York City in 2005. Photograph: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Frank Dunphy, who has died aged 82, was the business brain behind the multimillion-pound career of the artist Damien Hirst. A garrulous working-class (...)

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