David Hockney

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Gloriously daft: Steve Martin as Dr Hfuhruhurr in The Man with Two Brains

He’s a master of slapstick, a surrealist clown, the don of comic film roles from Roxanne to The Jerk. As he turns 75, comics including Sarah Silverman(...)

There are many ways in which David Hockney is a prescient genius, but how could he have predicted lockdown? Hockney has been mainly famous for his por(...)

Interior of Michael Smurfit’s private residence, showing portraits by William Orpen

The private art collection owned by businessman Michael Smurfit is to be sold over the course of the coming year through various auctions by Sotheby’s(...)

A mural in Ladywell, south London, by street artist Lionel Stanhope depicting a painting by Flemish master Jan van Eyck wearing a protective face mask. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in 2016, gravely upsetting the liberal sensibilities of many in the West, one silver lini(...)

Balloon sculptures by Jeff Koons, €15,000-€20,000 each

A rare painting by Paul Henry, Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape (1929), featuring a large cross dominating his signature bulbous cloud land(...)

Jeremy Williams, at Portmagee, Co Kerry, in 1977. Photograph: Jochem Jourdan, from the cover of Jeremy Williams: One of a Kind (Lilliput Press)

Like the bards and harpers of ancient Ireland, the late Jeremy Williams – artist, historian, and architect – led a nomadic existence. He had his own h(...)

Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. They wanted Alan Rickman as male lead

Twenty-five years ago this, um, ah… month, one of the most… I suppose, erm, influential British films ever was… well, not to put to fine a point on it(...)

Wall colour has a real impact on a painting. Photograph: Getty

Hanging works of art can prove such a chore that some paintings are relegated to storage for long periods, and in many ways the way a piece is hung is(...)

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by  David Hockney Photograph: (David Hockney/Courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD via AP)

Results Hegarty’s Antiques and Fine Art Bandon Co Cork. Country house auction November 18th. The Bugle Room by Wojciech Kossak, €5,700 (€4,000-€6,000(...)

Susan Wood: I didn’t realise Amy Schumer was such a good actress
Susan Wood: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve been busy launching my own books, Women and Ireland, so I haven’t had a chance to read. But I have a pile of biographies (...)

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