John Noel Smith: ‘Moving Lines I, 2017’, oil on canvas, 200 x 240 cm

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Sleeper lot: “Italian school” had a guide of €500-€800 but made €120,000 at Adam’s

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“Perhaps I was too much in awe of him to describe him as a friend,” says Stephen Rea, right, of Seamus Heaney. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh, Brenda Fitzsimons

“I’m going to be in trouble for saying that,” Stephen Rea says. We’re in the Merrion Hotel, where Rea has been talking about the Field Day programme o(...)

John Rocha, designer of fashion, jewellery, architecture, crystal and interiors: Photograph  Simon Brown

John Rocha is one of Ireland’s foremost designers whose work encompasses fashion, jewellery, architecture, crystal and interiors and who has worked o(...)

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square in Dublin city is a registered charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The board of directors of Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery could be dissolved due to a “lack of clarity” regarding its role, a report on its structure has s(...)

‘Crystal Chandelier’’, by Stephanie Rowe, at the Oliver Sears Gallery in London.

The success of the Frieze Art Fairs reflects the way the commercial side of the art world has developed. Commercial galleries have fought a difficult(...)

Morgan O’Driscoll: “When I was 15, we went to the Louvre, an experience I found mindblowing. I was totally overwhelmed, not just by the beauty, but the power of the things that we saw.”

Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers was founded in 1994 and holds regular salesroom and online auctions of art, antiques and collectibles at the salesroom (...)

Looker, undated by Merlin James

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Astill from Andrew Pike’s animation Going to War over a Banana Truck (2009-2010)

The Laughing Heart Callan, Kilkenny Thomas Barron, Declan Byrne, Mary Cody, Sinéad Fahey, Fergus Fitzgerald, Karl Fitzgerald and Andrew Pike Galway (...)

In the low late January sunshine, uniform rows of bare vines roll out towards the distant Luberon mountains. By summer this landscape will be ablaze (...)