Interior of Michael Smurfit’s private residence, showing portraits by William Orpen

The private art collection owned by businessman Michael Smurfit is to be sold over the course of the coming year through various auctions by Sotheby’s(...)

Lot 98,The Embarkation of King George IV at Kingstown by William Sadler II depicts the departure of the British monarch in 1821. €12,000–€18,000

Two lots in the forthcoming Whyte’s Irish and International Art sale at the RDS on Monday, March 9th deal with the arrival and departure of two import(...)

Edward Hopper’s ‘Chop Suey’ (1929)

It’s a simple scene: just two women chatting in a restaurant. But as depicted by the great American painter Edward Hopper in his 1929 work Chop Suey, (...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Detail of The Persistence of Memory (1931), by Salvador Dalí, who may  have suffered  from Parkinson’s disease

Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their work, researchers claim. Groundbreaking analysis of t(...)

Summit by Robert Armstrong, and Hem by Anna Bjerger at Slips and Glimpses, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin

Slips and Glimpses: Robert Armstrong and Anna Bjerger Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin ***** The title “Slipping Gimpses” references (...)

The big international auction houses are finalising plans for their end-of-year art auctions but 2016 prices seem unlikely to break any records. In 2(...)

 Firedance, an artwork by dancer Michael Flatley. Flatley is set to enter the global art market with a selling exhibition in London.

  Michael Flatley, the dancer who has embarked on a new career as a painter, is to offer 25 pictures for sale in London at prices ranging (...)

Detail from The Big Apple, New York, which is signed “de Kooning”

A private art collector in Co Wexford landed a €75,000 windfall this week when a painting he owned sold for 150 times its reserve price at auction. Th(...)

From Joe Wilson’s book ‘Into the Mountains: Images from the Twelve Bens’

Occasional Press was established by artists David Lilburn and Jim Savage with the aim of doing art-related publishing projects that particularly ap(...)

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