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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Artist

All time
# wilhelmina weber furlong
Search on for Irish family of pioneering American artist
An exhibition on her fascinating work is in Ireland for the first time.
# Talent
In Pictures: Winning entries of Ireland's most talented young artists in this year's Texaco art competition
There were 126 winners over seven categories.
# Opinion
"It was easier to deal with people by WhatsApp ... you don't have that word 'cancer' hanging between you"
Dublin artist Monika Crowley on how she became aware of the power of the word ‘cancer’.
# lost de koonings
Art dealer buys storage locker full of 'junk', finds six priceless paintings
David Killen says the priceless find ‘is not about the money – I want some publicity for my auction house’.
# art and life
'It's incredible': DNA test confirms identity of Pauline Bewick's biological father
The artist was given a present of a DNA test which confirmed his identity. She had previously thought her father died when she was a toddler.
'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'
A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.
# Auction
Woman buys Irish painting worth up to $10,000 at US thrift store for just $1
The woman had no idea what the painting was worth when she first bought it.
# Unreal
Decades after his death, Salvador Dali's iconic moustache is still perfectly intact
A Spanish forensic expert said “his moustache appeared at 10 past 10 and his hair was intact” almost 30 years after his death.
# Madrid
Spanish police recover 3 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in 2015
Five paintings by the British artist were stolen from the home of a friend of Bacon in July 2015.
# mystery boy
A slip of the tongue is fuelling speculation on Banksy's real identity
An interview with DJ Goldie has people wondering if the artist is in fact Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack.
# express yourself
From starting to paint in his 30s to de-stress, this Irishman's art is now on stamps in Australia
Fin Dac didn’t discover his love for painting until he went through a particularly hard time in his personal life during his 30s.
# walled off
Banksy opens hotel in Israel... with 'worst view in the world'
The secretive street artist opened the hotel which stands just four metres from the Separation Wall – with all rooms commanding the same view.
# catana comics
These ridiculously cute comics about being in a long-term relationship are going viral
Over 73,000 people are now following the sweet adventures of Catana and John on Instagram.
# Richard Harris
A Dublin artist's painting was left in a taxi and he's looking to get it back
The search begins.
# the secret life of stuff
An artist is bringing everyday items to life on his extremely cute Instagram
A must follow for a little pick me up.
# draw with don
10 reasons why Don Conroy will always be a national treasure
Draw us an owl, Don!
# it's an illusion
This woman's insane makeup optical illusions will melt your brain
# Japan
Artist who made kayak shaped like her vagina is convicted in obscenity trial
Megumi Igarashi said she will fight the charges.
# Living in a box
Man can't afford to live anywhere - builds bedroom 'pod' in someone else's apartment
If you think the rents in Dublin are crazy, you should see what they’re like in San Francisco, California…
# Nelle Illustrations
This Galway artist's sketches are all over Kim Kardashian's app today
Kim K is a BIG fan of Nelle Illustrations.
# transgender
Qatar bans film about sex change The Danish Girl from cinemas
Eddie Redmayne plays pioneering transgender woman Lili Elbe in the movie.
# Starman
Everyone's sharing this great David Bowie gif - here's the story behind it
The gif is the work of artist Helen Green.
# Starman
Everyone's sharing this great David Bowie gif - here's the story behind it
The gif is the work of artist Helen Green.
# snowmen
Everyone is going mad trying to find the panda in this festive photo
Can you spot it?
# owned
This artist's response to some hate mail was spectacular
Absolutely schooled.
# Take a Break
Watch: Woman transforms herself into dog using some amazing make-up skills
Scary, but talented.
# losing my religion
Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home
“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”
# amazing
This 3D painting will freak you out
We feel dizzy.
# making headlines
Irish marriage equality mural makes front page of the International New York Times
Caslin took to Twitter this morning to share the news.
# picassoface
Wish you had a perfectly symmetrical face? You won't after seeing this...
Artist Alex John Beck knows which side is your ugly side.
# down all the days
More than his left foot: New archive shows the real life of Christy Brown
Photos, letters and paintings are all on show at the Little Museum of Dublin.
# Dilemma
Rapper Nelly arrested on drugs charges after state trooper smells marijuana on his bus
He was charged with possession of drugs.
# Face off
Look at this Limerick artist's incredibly realistic Easter bunny makeup
Maria Malone-Guerbaa can paint faces like NO ONE else.
# bleeding heart
Artist spreads feminist message... on period pads
Meet Elone.
# jane doe
These forgotten women all died without anyone knowing who they were
Now a young Irish artist has painted their images to give them back an identity.
# intrusive thoughts
What it's really like living with OCD in Ireland
A new documentary shows there is help out there.
# go to sleep
This Dublin room for rent comes with one extremely creepy detail
Whoever lived here last liked their artwork, alright.
# Art
Dublin-born artist Duncan Campbell has won the Turner Prize
His winning work is about… Well, it’s complicated. Read on…
# Bears
These teddy bears turned inside out will haunt your nightmares
Not so cuddly any more.
# books are my bag
Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online?
If you like browsing your local bookstore, or want to get back into that, then this campaign is for you.