Free Art Scramble

Every four years, the London-based Contemporary Art Society (CAS) shows off its latest round of purchases. Galleries large and small, courtesy of their annual subscription fee, can pick out their favourites from this up-to-the-minute treasure trove of must-haves. Although a scrupulous system of paperwork ensures a fair chance for everyone, it's easy to imagine the scene somewhat differently. Like January sales for the art world, curators and gallery directors elbow their way to the biggest bargains, Prada handbags swinging and man-icured nails sharpened in readiness for hand-to-hand combat. For the full story - click the title Irish Art