Lucian Freud

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Ellie O’Sullivan, aged 10, from Gaelscoil Inse Chór at the launch of Culture Date with Dublin 8 at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Actually, it’s all about the last number next weekend. Eight. As in Dublin 8. D8. Or DO8 as it seems doom(...)

Head of a Boy: Lucian Freud’s portrait under the hammer at Sotheby’s. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty

A Lucian Freud portrait of the late Guinness heir Garech Browne as a boy has been sold in London for €6.7 million. Head of a Boy was painted in 1956, (...)

‘A jewel of a painting’: Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy, a portrait of the young Garech Browne. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The late Guinness heir Garech Browne was proud of his portrait by Lucian Freud, which shows him as a young boy with a thatch of blond hair. Browne, w(...)

Pablo Picasso’s T’te d’Arlequin, which was among a trove of artworks stolen from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum, was believed to have turned up. File photograph: Courtesy ABC

A stolen painting believed to be T’te d’Arlequin by Pablo Picasso that turned up in Romania may be fake, according to reports. In one of the art worl(...)

Glen Matlock: “I think Sam Neill would make a great James Bond”

Favourite current book? I’m halfway through A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren. It’s about Fitz Linkhorn, a ne’er-do-well from the American Mid(...)

Bookseller Bob Johnston at home in his Malahide cottage. Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Brighton born Bob Johnston has lived in Dublin for almost 20 years. In 2009 he set up The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar, followed by a second branch i(...)

Lucian Freud, Bella and Esther, 1988, oil on canvas, from the artist’s private collection, can be seen as part of The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
A guide to what’s on this weekend
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  • December 22, 2017, 00:00

The Sound of Music Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, until Saturday, January 6th, 7.30pm and some 2.30pm matinees. Tickets €21-€65 The Grand Canal(...)

‘West of Ireland Bog’ by Paul Henry  made €100,000 at Whyte’s – the top price in the Dublin autumn art auctions

Paul Henry’s west of Ireland landscapes dominated the Dublin sales and Francis Bacon hit a rare stumbling block in London. Auctioneers have reason to (...)

Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd version 1971. Christie’s said the painting would go under the hammer in London on  October 6th with an estimate of £60m-£80m

Take a close look at this little-known painting by Francis Bacon (pictured above). It hasn’t been seen in public for 45 years, but by this time next w(...)

Wassily Kandinsky’s Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus

There’s no sign of “Brexit blues” in the London art market which continues to boom. The summer season of auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams(...)

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