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Dan Ward’s Stack

From rural Donegal to Russia’s Hermitage Museum: the bizarre journey of an Irish landscape by an American artist. ℘℘℘ You would hardly expect to find idyllic scenes of the Donegal Gaeltacht in a Russian state museum, but the celebrated painting “Dan Ward’s Stack” and other gorgeous canvases of rural Donegal grace the walls of twoRead more..

Irish Art Sells For
Highest Total Ever

In Sotheby’s in London, on November 21, a sale of Irish art from the collection of Brian P. Burns – one of the most significant collections of its kind in private hands – brought a total of $4,204,562, the highest total for a private collection of Irish art sold at auction. The transaction brought Sotheby’sRead more..

Michael Flatley Opens Up
About Cancer and His Painting

As the 20th Anniversary tour of Riverdance wraps up and Michael Flatley performed in Lord of the Dance for one last time on July 4 in Wembly Arena in London, the 57-year-old dancer spoke about his battle with skin cancer in a radio interview, saying it made him re-evaluate the important things in life andRead more..

Breaking The Barrier

Elizabeth Frances Martin talks to artist Elizabeth O’Reilly. ℘℘℘ “At first, it was hard for me to paint back in Ireland. Once you have left a place, it can be painful to return. It took me many years to break that barrier.” Growing up as the second youngest of nine children, Irish-born artist Elizabeth O’ReillyRead more..

Bacon Painting
Sells for €3 Million

Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards, sold for over €3 million to a private collector at an auction in Christie’s in London, on February 8. Te oil canvas, a three-panel work painted in 1984, is considered a rare and important portrait of Edwards, who was Bacon’s companion until the artist’s deathRead more..

Hibernia: Ellsworth Kelly Wins International Award

Irish-American artist Ellsworth Kelly and the Ulster Youth Orchestra were among the winners in the 12th Praemium Imperiale, the world’s largest arts awards. The Praemium Imperiale singles out artists in the five fields of Painting, Sculture, Architecture, Music, and Theatre / Film. It is among the most prestigious international honors for artists whose achievements areRead more..

Hibernia: A Twist
on Tradition

The familiar swirls and knots of Celtic design are under renovation – American style. “American Celtic – Beyond the Ninth Wave” brings the Celtic art of 21st-century American artists to several cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Milwaukee, Lexington (K.Y.), and New York. The recent resurgence in interest in all thingsRead more..

Hibernia: Le Brocquy
Fetches £1 Million

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..