Salvador Dali

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Mike Wallace: Probed harder and more flamboyantly than his contemporaries at evasive subjects

There are some gaps in our knowledge of American culture. We recognise their novelists, pop stars and comedians. We certainly know their movie stars. (...)

Timothée Chalamet: Dune is a blockbuster that won’t get delayed. Right? Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty

When Denis Villeneuve signed up for one of pop culture’s great white whale hunts, he can’t have imagined the project would take on an emblematic quali(...)

A Google Street View image of  the British Museum

To paraphrase a philosophical conundrum: if an artwork exists in a gallery, and nobody sees it, is it still meaningful? As cultural institutions close(...)

Lot 108, a pair of enamel censers €8,000–€12,000 at Sheppard’s

Chinese artefacts have become a regular feature of Irish auctions , attracting a good deal of interest and money from Chinese collectors. Two upcomin(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey greets Crown Prince Abdullah Ben Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia upon his arrival at Dublin Airport for a two-day state visit in June 1988. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

It is considered “highly improper” to ask a Saudi Arabian about his wives or any female members of his family, Government officials were warned as the(...)

Theo Dorgan and Cormac Breathnach. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We were all walking out into new ground,” poet Theo Dorgan says of the making of Loco por Lorca, a celebration of the great Spanish poet, which embra(...)

Josephine’s Bed which was in the de Stacpoole family for years, and reputed to be owned by Empress Bonaparte €2,000-€3,000

The ornately carved “Josephine’s Bed” listed in the current Fonsie Mealy catalogue, poses many questions as to how a bed which reportedly was once own(...)

Dance of Time III by Salvador Dali being installed in the gardens at Russborough House in Co Wicklow

Mad man, con man or genius? The jury is still out on Salvador Dalí, the Spanish surrealist painter and master of self-promotion, whose largest collect(...)

X Shore’s vessels are built by Storebro, one of the world’s most respected boat manufacturers.

The dogs in the street know electricity and water don’t mix. Only back in 1978 did the lethal combination have a positive outcome when the killer shar(...)

 Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage addresses marchers from a pro-Brexit bus: Brexit is a dead horse, a form of nationalist energy that started to decompose on June 24th, 2016, as soon as it entered political reality.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

“The alleged aptitude of the English for self-government,” wrote Bernard Shaw in his preface to Androcles and the Lion, “is contradicted by every chap(...)

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