Francis Bacon

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John le Carré: the writer took out Irish citizenship, which he was able to claim through his maternal grandmother, at the end of his life. File photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images)

I never liked the term Anglo-Irish. Particularly when the subject was Irish literature, it functioned as barely coded sectarianism. It was a way of co(...)

Bluebeard’s Last Wife, a stained glass panel by Harry Clarke set in a James Hicks cabinet, will now become part of artist Brian Clarke’s collection.

Brian Clarke, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading stained glass artists, was the winning bidder of Harry Clarke’s 1921 stained glass panel(...)

Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion: Before the solitary figure on the cross, we come face to face with ourselves and our world, our fragility, division and woundedness.

This time last year, Covid-19 entered our world like a bolt. As I concluded a packed Confirmation ceremony I was told new restrictions were coming int(...)

Cottages in a Landscape by Lawson Birch, €600 - €800 at Whyte’s.

Many words could describe the art world in 2020, but few are printable. Abrupt lockdowns threw the industry into unchartered territory with promotion(...)

Francis Bacon in his early twenties photo by Francis Julian Gutmann, Courtesy MB Art Collection

Extraordinary, ground-breaking, devastating. Decadent, verbally vicious, and a loyal and generous friend. He was the toast of the art world and maker (...)

Sculling by Jack B Yeats (Lot 47, €200,000-€300,000)

The week ahead is a busy one for fine art on the Irish auction circuit, with a dizzying number of superb paintings for sale. On Monday, December 7th,(...)

The Gaiety Theatre (Romeo and Juliet – The Last Act) by Jack B Yeats (€100,000 - €150,000).

Jack B Yeats’ 1927 painting The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (Romeo and Juliet – The Last Act) will feature as one of the headline lots at the forthcoming d(...)

I am now in the autumn of my years though, hopefully, still more September than October-coloured.
In a Word . . .

I’ve been seeing a lot more of my father recently. He died in 1999. Most mornings now there he is “in October-coloured weather” to quote Kavanagh. I h(...)

A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry (Lot 18 €150,000–€200,000)

All eyes will be firmly on lot 18 at Whyte’s Important Irish and International Art sale on September 28th at the RDS in Dublin. Auctioneer Ian Whyte (...)

From the collection of Michael Smurfit, (detail)  Travelling Woman with Newspaper by Louis le Brocquy (£700,000-£1m) at Sotheby’s Irish Art Sale in London

Auction results Sunday, August 23rd Adam's At Home Sale Over 87 per cent sold with sales exceeding €250,000. According to Adam’s online purchases t(...)

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