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 two of Russia’s world-renowned art museums. The … [Read more...] about Dan Ward’s Stack
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’s overall total for Irish art sales this season to $7.7 million.
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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 and change his outlook on wealth and possessions. Flatley was diagnosed with … [Read more...] about Michael Flatley Opens Up About Cancer and His Painting
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'Reilly determinedly managed to fit painting into her life from the very … [Read more...] about Breaking The Barrier
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 death in 1992. Bacon chose it as the final work of his second … [Read more...] about Bacon Painting Sells for €3 Million