Francis Bacon

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Wednesday, June 26th Christie’s, London. Pop Culture sale. Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding dress, £121,875 (£30,000-£50,000). Sunday, June 23rd Mealy(...)

Auction ResultsWednesday, June 19th Bonhams, London. Art Déco bronze and ivory figure of a dancer by Demetre Chiparus, (pictured) £265,250 (£200,000-£(...)

Novelist Claire Kilroy, who will be  reading from her work at an event  today  hosted by the Irish ambassador to Belgium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last Tuesday evening, the lights dimmed across the courtyards of the 17th-century Irish college in Leuven near Brussels, as attention turned to the cl(...)

Christie’s New York sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on Wednesday achieved $495 million (€386 million), the highest total in auction histo(...)

Reginald Gray. His sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan.

Reginald Gray, who has died aged 82, was a portrait painter whose sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan. Among the s(...)

If Stephen Gardner were a pundit, he’d be a Vincent Browne or an Eoghan Harris –direct, provocative, in your face, not afraid of (...)

Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion (1944) Photograph: Tate

My first visit to 7 Reece Mews in South Kensington, Francis Bacon’s London home and studio for more than 30 years, was in 1997. His small, chao(...)

Andrew Kearney’s Skylum claims to embody the ‘innovative and developed technology of contemporary Ireland’

It would be difficult to think of a building more hostile to art. The Justus Lipsius is the headquarters of the Council of the European Union a(...)

RONAN McGREEVY The death has taken place of the Irish-born portrait painter Reginald Gray. He was 82. He passed away from stomach cancer(...)

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