Lucian Freud

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Greenhall Lodge, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

In a recent interview, U2 singer Bono clarified a comment about everyone being in the same boat during the current coronavirus crisis, by likening the(...)

Two Travellers, Jack B Yeats (1942). Courtesy of the Tate

What is it? A 1942 painting by Jack B Yeats (1871-1957). How was it done? It is, stylistically, later Yeats. That is, the period when the artist ha(...)

Luggla: Garech Browne on his Co Wicklow estate in 1999. Photograph: Joe St Leger

His parties and hospitality were unsurpassed, but a new documentary about Garech Browne paints a portrait of a spendthrift who eventually ran out of m(...)

Francis Bacon in Paris in 1987. Photograph: Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

A MAJOR EXHIBITION IN PARIS, SPANNING THE FINAL TWO DECADES OF THE ARTIST’S WORK,  MAKES CLEAR THE VISCERAL AUTOBIOGRA(...)

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(...)

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