Head of a Child (Summer) by Gottfried Helnwein

The forthcoming Sotheby’s Irish Art sale in London on November 19th features some important paintings which have not been seen in public – some in ove(...)

Detail of The Cello Player, by Sir John Lavery, sold at Sotheby’s Irish art sale in London

At Sotheby’s Irish art sale in London on Tuesday, September 13th , the biggest surprise was the sale of The Cello Player, by Sir John Lavery, for £112(...)

Artist Gottfried Helnwein with his wife Renate and grandchildren Solas, Croí and Éala in the library in Gurteen Castle Kilsheelin, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

Nineteen years ago Gottfried Helnwein asked his wife Renate to find him a castle. They were living on Parliament Street in Dublin’s Temple Bar, search(...)