Francis Bacon

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A section of the HMHS Britannic’s second-class library maple panelling, in a colonial Adams-style design.

Auction results Wednesday, May 1st, Niall Mullen and Victor Mee, Heritage Hotel Portlaoise. Panelling from the second class area of the HMSH Britanni(...)

Diamond stud earrings 1,90ct, John Weldon (€3,000-€5,000).

Forthcoming Auctions SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH: Matthews Auction Rooms, The Square, Oldcastle, Co Meath. Garden Statuary and Architectural Sale to include 4(...)

Set of celestial and terrestial Globes sold through Adam’s for €30,000  (€25,000-€35,000)

Auction results Wednesday, April 17th, Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green. William IV terrestrial and celestial globes, €30,000 (€25,000-€35,000) and the Geo(...)

Lot 52, Paul Henry’s  Evening in Achill (€150,000–€250,000) at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale.

For the first time, auctioneer Morgan O’Driscoll has taken lots from his upcoming Irish and International Art Sale on tour. Having just returned from (...)

Lot 13: ‘Double Portait of Two Girls’ by Margaret Clarke (€20,000-€30,000) is among the artwork that was seen as too unorthodox in earlier decades, but now takes centre stage at Whyte’s auction

The Whyte’s Irish and International Art auction on March 4th at the RDS will offer an array of works by Louis le Brocquy, from lithographs, silkscreen(...)

Lot: 170: Miss Dorothy Styles by Sir William Orpen, €45,276-€67,914, Sotheby’s

Forthcoming auctions Until January 21st: Morgan O’Driscoll Online Irish Art Auction, 251 works, including Basil Blackshaw, John Shinnors and Evie Ho(...)

Rick O’Shea: ‘I love Cate Blanchett, I can watch her in anything.’ Photograph: Eric Luke
Rick O’Shea: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I read about 80 books each year, but this week, the one I really want to read is The Escapists. It’s a graphic novel based on t(...)

Ham Sandwich by Geraldine O’Neill,  Courtesy Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Eve ate an apple, discovered the truth of everything, and got kicked out of Eden for her pains. It was a pomegranate that kept Persephone in the under(...)

Shark tank: Damien Hirst with his piece Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living in 2013.  Photograph: Natalie Naccache/New York Times

Are artists different? Some lines from Thomas Kinsella are stuck in my mind: “I wonder whether one expects/ Flowing tie or expert sex …/ Of poets any (...)

The passing of piper Liam O’Flynn (above) and Claddagh Records founder Garech de Brún mark the departure of two pivotal figures from the Irish traditional music firmament

The passing of Liam O’Flynn and Garech de Brún mark the departure of two pivotal figures from the Irish traditional music firmament. O’Flynn came from(...)

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