Francis Bacon

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Donald Teskey, Landfall Variations 1, €2,000-€4,000.

At the age of 93, artist Jackie Stanley is still painting. Since her husband Campbell Bruce died in 2014, she also continues to collect work – current(...)

Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In my more than 25 years of writing Lonely Planet’s guide to Dublin, the one constant is that Dubliners have little more than a vague familiarity with(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan loses his balance  during the Men’s Pommel Horse Final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Room 201 of the Sakura Hotel and we’re beginning to resemble a Francis Bacon studio mid-life crisis period. What is left of my desk space is fast disa(...)

Mark Twain: ‘Age is a matter of mind over matter. If you don’t mind it doesn’t matter.’

We are all familiar with the saying “You’re only as old as you feel”. As Irish-born artist Francis Bacon said “I will never be an old man. To me old a(...)

The Old Days by Jack B Yeats,  formerly owned by  film producer John Huston when he lived in Galway. (£500,000-£800,000/€581,300- €938,100). Christie’s

Two upcoming sales offer art lovers the opportunity to add some serious heavyweights to their collections. The first is the BJ Eastwood Collection, of(...)

Waiting for the Ferry by Jack B Yeats achieved €135,000 ( €100,000- €150,000) through Whyte’s

This time last year the art market was in uncharted waters. While galleries have suffered, the auction market had a booming year as many, within the c(...)

John le Carré: the writer took out Irish citizenship, which he was able to claim through his maternal grandmother, at the end of his life. File photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images)

I never liked the term Anglo-Irish. Particularly when the subject was Irish literature, it functioned as barely coded sectarianism. It was a way of co(...)

Bluebeard’s Last Wife, a stained glass panel by Harry Clarke set in a James Hicks cabinet, will now become part of artist Brian Clarke’s collection.

Brian Clarke, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading stained glass artists, was the winning bidder of Harry Clarke’s 1921 stained glass panel(...)

Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion: Before the solitary figure on the cross, we come face to face with ourselves and our world, our fragility, division and woundedness.

This time last year, Covid-19 entered our world like a bolt. As I concluded a packed Confirmation ceremony I was told new restrictions were coming int(...)

Cottages in a Landscape by Lawson Birch, €600 - €800 at Whyte’s.

Many words could describe the art world in 2020, but few are printable. Abrupt lockdowns threw the industry into unchartered territory with promotion(...)

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