The restored West Wing at Russborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

In arguably the most important act of philanthropy in Irish history, the late Sir Alfred and Lady Beit donated their €100 million art collection – in(...)

An 1911 inventory of the contents of Dunsandle House, near Athenry, Co Galway, (above) sold for  €1,700 (€200- €300) at Usher’s

Auction results Thursday, July 3rd Oliver Usher Auctioneers, Kells, Co Meath. Auction of rare books and manuscripts. An 1911 inventory of the content(...)

Strong prices: A sculpture of cartoon figure Popeye by Jeff Koons was sold to Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn for $28.1 million at Sotheby’s

More than $1 billion was spent at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York this week in a series of record-breaking auctions. Among the highlights was a (...)

At Christie’s sale of Impressionist and Modern art in New York on Tuesday buyers paid $285 million (€205m) for just 47 paintings. The top lot was Nymp(...)

Elephant Bird egg: Sold at Christie’s for £122,500

An “Easter egg” with a difference has sold at Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” auction in London where a “very rare and complet(...)

Nature Morte à la Nappe à Carreaux, a famous Cubist still-life painting completed in 1915 by Spanish-born artist Juan Gris, sold for €42 million.

Last Tuesday in London, Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale and the auction of The Art of the Surreal realised a combined total of €212 milli(...)

The Rothschild Prayerbook, sold at Christie’s New York, for $13.6 million (€10 million).

Auction resultsSunday, January 26th Drum’s Auctioneers, Malahide, house contents auction at Moyne, Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13. South of France(...)

Boléro Violet by  Henri Matisse which will be sold at Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surreal Art sale on February 5th with a top estimate of €10 million

A torrent of money was poured into the international art market last year and the spending looks set to continue in 2014. This week, Christie’s report(...)

The Rothschild Prayerbook, for auction at Christie’s New York, with an estimate of $18 million

A medieval Flemish prayerbook, described as “a magnificent masterpiece of Renaissance art” is expected to sell for up to $18 million at Christie’s in (...)

Colour lithograph, made in 1913 to promote Gstaad’s luxurious Royal Hotel & Winter Palace, printed by Marsens & Boivin, Lausanne, is estimated at £15,000-£20,000 (€18,000-€24,000) at Christie’s

Now an annual event in its 16th year, Christie’s will hold the world’s only dedicated Ski Sale at South Kensington in London on January 22nd. The auct(...)