A collection of letters written by Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn to her father and stepmother sold for £45,500 at auction at Christie’s — nine times more than the estimate of between £3,000 and £5,000. And a set of family photographs showing the My Fair Lady star, taken between 1939 and 1989, went for £24,150 toRead more..
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Also available for viewing for the first time, or at least it was before it was auctioned off, was a previously unknown draft of one of the final chapters of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The Eumaeus chapter, described by Joyce critic Hugh Kenner as ‘the book’s most profound tribute to its hero Ulysses,’ has only oneRead more..
Sotheby’s was hoping that art lovers wanting to brighten their walls might also want to give their bank accounts a spring cleaning when works of the 7th Irish Sale were viewed in New York, Boston, Belfast and Dublin. The show featured paintings by some of Ireland’s most estimated artists including pickpocket in a Dublin pubRead more..
Louis le Brocquy’s painting “Traveling Woman with Newspaper” was sold at an auction of Irish art at Sotheby’s in London for £1,158 sterling, making the painting, executed in 1941, the most expensive ever sold by a living Irish artist. The work was hailed by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly the greatest work by le Brocquy and certainlyRead more..