Francis Bacon’s ‘Two Studies for Self-Portrait’ which sold  for €19.8 million

A self-portrait by Francis Bacon sold for almost €20 million at Sotheby’s in London this week. Two Studies for Self-Portrait, painted in 1977 when the(...)

A bronze piece likely to have been a presentation plaque for a 1950s cultural event is expected to fetch up to €4,000

An unusual bronze plaque made by Gabriel Hayes is in Whyte’s art auction later this month. Hayes was a well-regarded female sculptor in 20th century I(...)

‘Abstraktes Bild’ by Gerhard Richter sold at Sotheby’s in London for €41 million, way above its estimate

Auction Results Tuesday (February 10th) Sotheby’s, London. A large, abstract painting by German artist Gerhard Richter (aged 83) titled ‘Abstra(...)

Detail from Graham Knuttel’s ‘Happy Valentine’, which is  for auction in Cork on Thursday

Love is allegedly in the air today, St Valentine’s Day, but there’s little affection on display in Graham Knuttel’s painting, incongruously titled Hap(...)

A copy of the French weekly newspaper Le Petit Journal from 1930 reporting on the Ireland-France international rugby match. Photograph: Michael Parsons/ Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The French team that came to Belfast to play Ireland in a rugby international back in 1930 came equipped with barrels of fine wine for the occasion.Th(...)

A self-portrait by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon has sold at a Sotheby’s art auction in London for almost €20 million.Two Studies for Self-Port(...)

‘Two Studies for Self-Portrait’, which dates from 1977, is described as “a profoundly intimate portrait, starkly evoking the artist’s inner turmoil”

A ‘double’ self-portrait by the Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon is expected to sell for €23 million – or more – at a Sotheby’s auction in London on T(...)

The surtout de table, made in London circa 1805 by royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, was commissioned by Walter Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde

Kilkenny Castle was the ancestral family home of the aristocratic Butlers of Ormonde, who auctioned off many of the contents in 1935 and eventually ha(...)

At Kedagh Park sale the top lot was the portico of a former Roscommon “Big House”, Mote Park.

It may be off the beaten track but the village of Glenamaddy in northeast Co Galway – once famed for its Esker Ballroom – drew more than 3,000 people (...)

Sotheby’s auctioneer Henry Wyndham selling Monet’s ‘Le Grand Canal’

The market for French Impressionist paintings, which dimmed at the end of the 20th century, is soaring again. On Tuesday in London, Sotheby’s, in the (...)