Jack B Yeats

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Mary Swanzy got to know the work of Picasso from viewing his paintings at soirees organised by Gertrude Stein in Paris.

“To be an artist… you have to be very severe with your amount of energy… To have an overriding hobby, that’s the secret. Mine was an overriding hobby,(...)

1850s Card Case, hand-turned (€395) Courtville Antiques, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

It is that time of year when many feel the dread of trying to choose the ideal gift for a loved one. A greener alternative is to consider antique or v(...)

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(...)

Julie Chance (left) and Jane Arnison

When did you last cry? Jane: Last night, after I had a fight with one of my best friends. Julie: Me too. What artist do you feel particularly conn(...)

Norah McGuinness, Evening Flight: Adam’s Lot 19

Artworks from the collection of the late playwright Brian Friel have raised €162,300 for the homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust. A total of 22 o(...)

Gavan Ring: On My Culture Radar

Favourite current book? I recently finished a PhD in early 20th-century Gaelic opera, and I got into reading literature around that. So at the moment(...)

Sean Scully pastel M.18.04 made €556,686

Auction results Christie’s, Modern British Art Evening Sale, June 19th. Sean Scully, pastel M.18.04 made €556,686, a record in the medium for th(...)

Students were happy with the higher-level art history. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Students were happy with one of best higher-level art history and appreciation exams of recent years, teachers have said. Clodagh O’Hara, TUI subjec(...)

Artist Seán McSweeney, who died on Saturday. File photograph: RTÉ

Many in the Irish art world and beyond were saddened to hear of the death at the age of 82 of artist Seán McSweeney on Saturday. An immensely popula(...)

Top of the sales lists was Jack B Yeats, whose Morning Glory rose above its top estimate to make €175,000 (€80,000–€120,000)

Is Irish art finally coming out of the shadow of recession and back into the sun? There were certainly some glittering prices at Whyte’s Important Ir(...)

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