A Welcome, Jack B Yeats ( €177,678- €296,129) Sotheby’s Modern British and Irish Art sale

It’s been some week in the world of fine art auctions. In the space of just six days, from November 9th to 15th, Christie’s New York achieved in exces(...)

Tiffany jewel: Beyoncé follows in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn and Lady Gaga in wearing the 128.54-carat yellow diamond. Photograph: Mason Poole/Tiffany & Co

Beyoncé has become the first black woman to wear the famous yellow Tiffany diamond, in the jewellery company’s latest attempt to rebrand itself for a(...)

Lot 805 Fletcher’s Shamrock table €60,000-€120,000

Sheppard’s Great Irish Interiors sale, which will be held in a live online auction on April 28th and April 29th lists two important tables. Both were (...)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket  at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, earlier this week. Photograph: New York Times Service

A Japanese billionaire’s astronomical ambitions to become the first tourist to circle the moon in Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket may have been tainted by t(...)

Rapper Denise Chaila: ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat was powerful and important because he segued into fine art but never forgot that he began as a street artist’
Denise Chaila: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve just finished Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, which came out in 2018. It’s a gorgeous fantasy story, written (...)

Trumpstreet art by Subset, shown in Wonder Walls

Graffiti has a very deep history, although people tend to paint over it. Jean-Michel Basquiat? Etchings in ancient Greece and Rome? Cave paintings? If(...)

Debbie Harry on her memoir: ‘I should put a disclaimer on the cover.’ Photograph: Celeste Sloman/New York Times

For decades, Debbie Harry has been saving her fan art, hundreds of versions of that familiar siren face, rendered by admirers of all talents. There ar(...)

Jean-Michel Basquiat in Boom for Real. Photograph: Alexis Adler

In the three decades since he died, aged 27, from a heroin overdose, Jean-Michel Basquiat has inspired many documentaries and films, including Julian (...)

Rashid Johnson, Steel Plant Sculpture at Lismore Castle Arts
The skin we’re in

Rashid Johnson Lismore Castle Arts, Co Waterford. Until October 14th lismorecastlearts.ie ★★★ When Facts Don’t Matter: Alan Butler, Constant Dullaart(...)

Christie’s employees take bids for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi during the postwar and contemporary art evening sale at Christie’s New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at(...)

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