Eoin Colfer on the new Wexford Arts Center

Eoin Colfer on the new Wexford Arts Center

A new public gallery space named after renowned historian Dr. Billy Colfer has just opened to the public as part of a €3.2M redevelopment project of the Wexford Arts Centre. Billy Colfer’s son, Author Eoin Colfer, writes for Culture about the significance of the center to the region. As a child I thought my father … Read more

10 Most Lucrative Art Crimes in History

10 Most Lucrative Art Crimes in History

Art museums are a criminal’s dream as they house art that is as easy to transport as a piece of paper. Art crime can be a lucrative enterprise with billions of dollars up for grabs yearly, second only to drug dealing. Art theft is one of the world’s most lucrative and common forms of illicit … Read more

Beth Cullen Kerridge has been inspired by housework to create sculptures that sell for thousands

Beth Cullen Kerridge (pictured) was fed up of doing all of the housework including ironing.  The sculptor and wife to Tom Kerridge decided to turn her chores into joy

The fine art of housework – For most of us, hoovering and washing pants are dull chores, but for Beth Cullen Kerridge they’ve inspired sculptures that sell for thousands Beth Cullen Kerridge was fed up of doing all of the housework including ironing The sculptor and wife to Tom Kerridge decided to turn her chores … Read more

‘Like a clown in a tutu’: London’s National Gallery architect steps into row over revamp plan | National Gallery

The architect of the controversial Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London has publicly hit back at plans to completely rebuild it, accusing the new designer of “making our building look like a circus clown”. When it was completed in 1991, the Sainsbury Wing, designed by Denise Scott Brown and her husband Robert Venturi, … Read more

Banksy’s copyright battle with Guess – anonymity shouldn’t compromise his legal rights

Banksy's copyright battle with Guess – anonymity shouldn't compromise his legal rights

Fresh from providing war-torn Ukraine with a series of muralsBanksy recently used his instagram account to channel frustrations with a more domestic concern. Tea elusive artist has accused fashion retailer Guess of exploiting his artwork without consent. He posted a picture of the brand’s flagship store, which showcased clothes incorporating some of his iconic pieces … Read more

Wartime Beckmann self-portrait poised for German auction record

Wartime Beckmann self-portrait poised for German auction record

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — A remarkable wartime self-portrait of painter Max Beckmann will be auctioned in Germany next week, valued at a record-setting estimate of up to 30 million euros. “Selbstbildnis gelb-rosa” (Self-Portrait Yellow-Pink), widely considered a masterpiece and in private hands since it was painted in 1943, features the artist during his Dutch exile … Read more

The Best Personalized Gift Under $5

The Best Personalized Gift Under $5

Photo: Ambartsumian Valery (Shutterstock) At the end of a year that saw inflation reach a 41-year high, there may not be much (or anything) left in your annual budget to spend on holiday gifts for friends and family. If that’s the case, and you haven’t already done so, now would be a good time to … Read more

Tens of Thousands of Artworks Have Debuted at Art Basel Miami Beach Over the Past 20 Years. Here Are 10 of the Most Memorable

Tens of Thousands of Artworks Have Debuted at Art Basel Miami Beach Over the Past 20 Years.  Here Are 10 of the Most Memorable

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Art Basel’s arrival on Miami’s shores. A small but diligent community of local collectors—among them the Bramans, the Rubells, and Craig Robinson—had convinced both fair and city officials that Miami Beach was the next stop on the art-world circuit, the ideal meeting place between the markets of Europe … Read more

Ratings: Artist and Fashion Designer Carly Mark Loves a Shake Shack Burger, Her Rescue Chihuahua Terrier, and Everything HR Giger

Ratings: Artist and Fashion Designer Carly Mark Loves a Shake Shack Burger, Her Rescue Chihuahua Terrier, and Everything HR Giger

So much of the art world orbits around questions of value—and not just in terms of appraisals and price tags. These days we are asking: What is worthy of our time, our energy, our attention, and yes, our hard-earned cash? What is the math you do to determine something’s meaning and worth? What moves you? … Read more