Lucian Freud

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Ruth Ní Loinsigh  at home in Finglas. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

Ni Loinsigh is a Dubliner who spent six years after college backpacking around Europe, Australia and Israel, and making jewellery. She returned home (...)

Johanne Mullan, collections programmer at Imma, with Lucian Freud’s  “The Painter’s Mother Resting” at a preview of the Freud Project 2016-2021. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thanks to the Freud Project, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) is the place to go to if you want to see a first-rate, representative collection of(...)

Keaton Henson: “The intensity, which I’m told is there, comes ironically from my not wanting to be up on stage. It’s never just another day on the road for me.”

Frankly, we are surprised. Very surprised. Having seen Keaton Henson perform a mesmerising anxiety-riddled set at last December’s Other Voices in Din(...)

Painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon. Dublin-born Bacon, who spent his working life in England and died in 1992, has, in the past decade, become one of the most expensive painters in art history.

An unfinished “lost” painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon has been discovered on the reverse of two paintings by Irish artist Tony O’Malley which (...)

Head of Catherine Lampert (1986) by Frank Auerbach

The curator and historian Catherine Lampert, whose richly informative book Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting was published last year by Thames &a(...)

‘Pregnant Girl’ by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley, sold for £16 million at Sotheby’s this week

Results Wednesday, February 10th: Sotheby’s, London. Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley(...)

Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud (1960-61), depicts Bernardine Coverley while pregnant with Bella Freud

A nude painting of a pregnant Irish teenager by Lucian Freud, one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century, is expected to sell for up t(...)

Three Studies for a Self-Portrait, oil on canvas, by Francis Bacon. Bacon’s work routinely sells for millions – Three Studies of Lucien Freud sold for a record $142.4 million in 2013. Photograph: Sothebys/PA Wire

A new catalogue listing all the paintings of Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon is to be published in April and will sell for £1,000 (approximately €1,3(...)

The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

Detail from Head of a Woman (1906) by Walter Sickert

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda ****   As a writer and editor and not a curator p(...)

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