Detail from ‘The Boat Builder’ by Jack B Yeats

After modest results in recent London auctions at both Bonhams and Sotheby’s, Irish art had a good night in London on Wednesday at Christie’s “(...)

Detail from Sir John Lavery’s The Maid was in the Garden Hanging out the Clothes is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Last month, Japanese Switzerland, a painting by Sir John Lavery was the top lot at Sotheby’s “Irish Sale” in London where it sold for £509,000 (app(...)

Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 painting was inspired by a comic book image

A new world auction record price for the American “pop art” painter Roy Lichtenstein was achieved at Christie’s in New York on Monday when his 1964 pa(...)

A guard walks past Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couché” on display at a press preview at Christie’s auction house in New York. Photograph: Timonth A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

In an overheated art market where anything seems possible, a painting of an outstretched nude woman by the early-20th-century artist Amedeo Modigli(...)

Detail from ‘The Brigadier’ portrait by Lucian Freud, which  goes on sale in Christie’s New York next month

Visitors to the Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal will notice a large painting titled The Brigadier. It’s a portrait of Andrew Parker Bowles, a fo(...)

The shoes worn by Roger Bannister in breaking the record for the four-minute mile

The running shoes worn by English athlete Roger Bannister in 1954 when he broke the record for the four-minute mile in three minutes 59.4 seconds will(...)

Derek Hill painting a portrait of playwright and songwriter Sir Noël Coward

Derek Hill may not be a household name but he is one of a select few Englishmen granted honorary Irish citizenship. President Mary McAleese conferred (...)

Last month Sotheby’s said its preliminary sales for the first half were $3.2 billion, the same total as for the period last year

Sotheby’s, the New York-based auctioneer of art and collectibles, reported a 13 per cent decrease in second- quarter profit that fell below analyst ex(...)

A first edition copy of Kerryman Richard Cantillon’s 18th-century book on economics has sold for a record price of £40,000 (about €57,000) at Christie(...)

Maidenhead Regatta, a 1932 painting by Sir John Lavery, sold for £52,500

Auction Results: Friday (June 26th) Christie’s, London. Auction of Modern British & Irish Art, London. Two paintings by Jack B Yeats went under (...)