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Stop that.

This morning.

The National Gallery, Dublin 2.

The first participants in the Apollo Project – second pic from left:  Oisin Kenny, Peter Lynch, Ellen Kane, Matthew McNulty and Vitalia Vikmametova – in the Grand Gallery of the National Gallery of Ireland at the launch of the Apollo Project for young people aged 16-25.

To wit:

Apollo Project is a new way to experience the Gallery, designed by young people for young people! Connect with artists, designers, makers and creatives at our monthly events. Hear about their journeys and careers, and learn new skills. Network, ask questions, and be inspired to make art and creativity part of your life.

In fairness.

Apollo project (National Gallery)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Last night.

Sotheby’s, London.

Head of a Boy (1956), Lucian Freud’s portrait (above) of his close friend the late Gunness heir Garech Browne, who died last year, sold for €6.7 million.

Sir Wendy RIP writes:

Probably the most expensive piece of art of an Irishman and which belonged to an Irishman

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction brings $122.8 million (ArtDaily)

National Gallery of Ireland tweetz:

This auction catalogue for the sale of art for the ‘benefit of prisoners of war of Irish regiments and Belgian refugees’ is held in our Irish Art Archives. The auction was held by Bennett & Son auctioneers, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, in 1915.

Further to this…

Alison Begas tweetz:

My Grandmother arrived in Ireland in Oct 1914, one of about 2,500 Belgian refugees to come here. Her home city, #Mechelen, had been largely destroyed by the Germans. She was welcomed compassionately here, and this [above] is resonating with me.