Des O’Sullivan urges you to catch Yeats and Freud’s IMMA show.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
From Father’s Day gifts to fancy breakfast trays, Esther N McCarthy rummages through the best of this week’s offerings
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Des O’Driscoll looks at the latest entertainment news
Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
Fri, 28 Oct, 2016
Mon, 17 Oct, 2016
Des O’Sullivan says sale includes superb collection of Irish 18th century furniture and international art.
Sat, 15 Oct, 2016
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
US: An aspiring nun who was told she couldn’t enter a convent until her student loan debt was paid off has used an online appeal to get the money.
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
LT Meade penned over 300 books in a long career, writes Des O’Sullivan.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
Bernardine Coverley, daughter of Irish parents who ran a pub in Brixton, met the painter, Lucian Freud when she was 16 and he was 20 years her senior.
Sat, 30 Jan, 2016
Sat, 14 Nov, 2015
The story of Peggy Guggenheim was of a life less ordinary, writes Richard Fitzpatrick
Tue, 10 Nov, 2015
The Sunrise Ruby, a “pigeon’s blood” hued stone in a ring mounted by Cartier at Sotheby’s, Geneva on May 12 ($12-18 million)
Sat, 02 May, 2015
Here's our pick of today's TV.
Sun, 22 Feb, 2015
A Silver Cross pram made double its guide, says Des O’Sullivan.
Sat, 09 Aug, 2014
Artist Tracey Emin was in the room to see her controversial creation My Bed shatter the record for one of her artworks at auction when it was sold for £2.54m (€3.17m).
Wed, 02 Jul, 2014
Brendan Behan died 50 years ago this week, He was as famous for his drinking as for his undoubted talents, says Ryle Dwyer
Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
Brendan Behan died 50 years ago today. Alan O’Riordan remembers his flawed brilliance
Thu, 20 Mar, 2014
A masterpiece by Francis Bacon has become the most valuable piece of artwork ever sold by auction house Christie’s in Europe after going under the hammer for a record €51.4m.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
A masterpiece by Francis Bacon has become the most valuable piece of artwork ever sold by auction house Christie’s in Europe after going under the hammer for a record £42.2m (€51m).
The Hugh Lane gallery in Dublin is to exhibit material relating to the auction-smashing triptych of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2013
A Francis Bacon portrait of his friend and fellow painter Lucian Freud has become the most valuable work of art ever sold at auction — fetching over $142m (€105.5m) in just six minutes of frantic bidding.
A Francis Bacon painting of his friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud has become the most valuable work of art ever sold at auction – fetching over €100m.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2013
Three Romanians have pleaded guilty to stealing seven paintings, including works by Picasso, Monet and Matisse, from a Dutch museum in a raid that shocked the art world.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
Tough screen star Sean Bean’s portrayal of a cross-dressing teacher has landed him a best actor title at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards – one of two prizes for courtroom drama The Accused.
Wed, 20 Mar, 2013
Thieves yesterday broke into a Rotterdam museum and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions of euro.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2012
No-one could ever have accused Lucian Freud of being a sentimental painter.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2012
President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the one of Ireland’s most renowned artists, Louis le Brocquy, who died at home in Dublin aged 95 with his wife, Anne Madden, at his side.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
One of Ireland’s most renowned artists, Louis le Brocquy, has died, a family source has confirmed.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2012
It took less than five minutes to more than realise the price Christie’s auction house had hoped for, but Francis Bacon’s work has that affect on buyers.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2012
The Duchess of Cambridge looked every inch the confident royal tonight as stepped out for her first solo public engagement.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2012
LUCIAN FREUD, a towering and uncompromising figure in the art world for more than 50 years, has died, his New York-based art dealer said yesterday. He was 88.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2011
IT WAS supposed to be a beautiful day.
Sat, 20 Nov, 2010
A SALE of signs and artworks which adorned the walls of collapsed investment bank Lehman Brothers started with a bang yesterday as the first lots sold for way over their estimated prices.
Thu, 30 Sep, 2010
A FRANCIS BACON portrait of his friend is expected to fetch £7.5 million (€9.4m) at auction.
Mon, 29 Sep, 2008
A self-portrait by Kate Moss – drawn with lipstick – is going under the hammer.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2008
The controversial author Salman Rushdie was knighted by the Queen yesterday.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2008
ROMAN Abramovich has been ‘revealed’ as the mystery buyer of two paintings which smashed records at auction last week.
Tue, 20 May, 2008
A FRANCIS BACON masterpiece broke the Dublin artist’s record at auction when it sold for $86.3 million (€54m) in New York, Sotheby’s said yesterday.
Fri, 16 May, 2008
A Francis Bacon masterpiece broke the artist’s record at auction when it sold for £43m (€53.9m) in New York, Sotheby’s said today.
Thu, 15 May, 2008
“ONE million dollars is the new 10 grand,” according to one Manhattan art dealer who was awed by prices paid at a major art auction in New York.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2007
A COLLECTION of previously unseen paintings, letters, diaries and photographs belonging to artist Francis Bacon sold for £965,490 (€1,416,825) at auction last night.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2007
A remarkable collection of art and historical objects dating to Elizabethan England has begun a tour of the United States.
Fri, 09 Apr, 2004
Two airport cargo handlers have been arrested in New York for allegedly stealing a €1.4m painting by a British artist Lucian Freud.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2003
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