Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Importance Of Being Wilde!

  He may have died destitute in Paris but a rare first edition copy of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” sold in Sothebys last week for €263,000 over three times the highest estimate, the new proud owner is … Continue reading

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Good News For The State

Important artefacts retrieved from the wreck of the Lusitania last August are to be donated to the State.  The ship sank in May 1915 off the Irish coast near Kinsale with a loss of 1198 lives after it was hit … Continue reading

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End of An Era

The Arts World is in mourning after one of its great exponents died yesterday.  Irish art will never be the same without the leading light that was Louis Le Brocquy.  He had his own unique style and a pioneering approach … Continue reading

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Vote For Ireland’s Favourite Painting

The lines for voting for Ireland’s favourite painting have opened so if you haven’t already voted you can do so on http://www.rte.ie/tv/masterpiece/vote.html  and voting will close on Monday 21st of May at 2pm with the result to be given by … Continue reading

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Controversial Swab Withdrawn

Following objections from the family of historical Irish figure Michael Collins a swab used to wipe his corpse has been withdrawn from Whyte’s Historical Artifacts Auction.  Yesterday a lock of his hair was correctly withdrawn from the sale after his … Continue reading

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Contents of Mount Congreve To Be Auctioned

The contents of Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford to be auctioned this summer will reveal many hidden treasures, all part of the estate of the late Ambrose Congreve who died age 104 last May.  He was an avid collector and purchased … Continue reading

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“The Scream”

    The famous painting titled “The Scream” by Edvard Munch will go on show in London for the first time prior to its sale in New York on May 2nd where it is expected to fetch $80 million

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Cézanne Painting Found

Police in Serbia have recovered a painting by Cézanne which was stolen four years ago.  Boy in a Red Waistcoat was thought to be worth in the region of £145 million!

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Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds

Having already written about the auction of Miss Taylor’s jewel collection i want to bring your attention to a program to air at 9pm next wednesday which with the help of Christies show the life of the film star through … Continue reading

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Tiffany Lamps

Seven of the finest examples of Tiffany lamps will be auctioned by Christie’s on June 14th.  The lamps are owned by Norman Jay Hobday aka “Henry Afrika”, a collector from San Francisco who is iconoclastic in San Franciscan lore as … Continue reading

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