The year 2014 in Irish salerooms will be remembered for what might have been as the two most keenly anticipated auctions never actually happened. The (...)

Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy sold for £266,500 in London, having sold in Dublin for €963,000 in 2006

Three paintings by Louis le Brocquy, which last changed hands at auction in Dublin in 2006, have fallen dramatically in value by two-thirds. They went(...)

Four volumes containing the unique copies of ‘The Flapper’, a magazine produced in 1904-1910 by the Shaw children of Bushy Park House, Terenure, Dublin sold for €4,400

Auction results: Friday (December 5th) Bonhams, London. A Kunstkammer table-top cabinet made in Augsburg, Germany during the mid-17th century, and fo(...)

The brass plate from the coffin of Oliver Cromwell, the man who ordered the massacre of thousands of Irish people, confiscated land and ordered Catholics to go ‘To Hell or to Connacht’, was sold for £74,500 at auction on Tuesday. Photograph: Sotheby’s London

A brass plate retrieved from the coffin of Oliver Cromwell when his body was exhumed in 1661 has sold at auction in London for £74,500 (€94,965).The p(...)

EH Shepard’s drawing of Winnie the Pooh as he played “Poohsticks” with Piglet and Christopher Robin has sold at auction for more than £300,000. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

EH Shepard’s original ink drawing of Christopher Robin, Piglet and Pooh on the famous ‘Poohsticks’ bridge has sold for £314,500 (€398,249), a new worl(...)

‘The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice’ by Sir John Lavery sells for £686,500

Monday, November 17th Bonhams, London. Paysage Breton by Roderic O’Conor £135,000 (£150,000 -£200,000). Tuesday, November 18th Sotheby’s, London. A w(...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

Christie’s: John Lavery’s The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice.

Next week’s art auctions in London feature some notable lots of Irish interest. On Monday evening at Bonhams in New Bond Street, Paysage Breton, by Ro(...)

Detail from “Hibernia Mirror”, depicting the map of Ireland and similar to the mirrors found in London’s Connaught Hotel bar, which sold for £62,500 in Christie’s sale

Tuesday, (November 4th ) Christie’s, King St, London. The auction titled Luxury-Colour-Texture of the estate of the late David Collins, the London-ba(...)

‘Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ was painted just weeks before Van Gogh’s death

The world’s billionaire art collectors have plenty to bid for in the big November art auctions in New York. The star lot is at Sotheby’s which will of(...)