Among the highlights is ‘Guards Parade, Dublin Castle’ a watercolour by Rose Barton, estimated at £6,000- £8,000

A collection of Victorian paintings by leading Irish artists has been “re-discovered” and will go under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in London on(...)

The granddaughter of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, Marina Picasso, poses outside her house Pavillon de Flore in Cannes. As a child, Marina often found the gates closed at the Pavillon de Flore, which used to be called La Californie. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Less than a week after a painting by Pablo Picasso sold for a world record price at auction, his granddaughter has announced she is  planning (...)

‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ by Picasso sold for €179.4 million

The extraordinary boom in the international art market continued this week with world-record auction prices established for painting and sculpture. On(...)

A man walks by a painting by Mark Rothko “Untitled (Yellow and Blue) as it hangs on the wall during the press preview  for Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening. Photograph: Timothy Clary /AFP

A day after rival Christie’s sold the most expensive painting in auction history, Sotheby’s fell just shy of its best-ever contemporary art result, ta(...)

Detail from ‘L’Allée des Alyscamps’ by van Gogh, which sold for $66.3 million

Auction results: Sunday (May 3rd) Dolan’s Art Auction at Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Co Wexford: Carraroe, Connemara by Charles Lamb, €8,500 (€7(...)

The Ring (Engagement) by Roy Lichtenstein, dating from 1963

Combined estimates for the May series of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York are, astoundingly(...)

The  “Victory Watch” features a distinctive enamel dial showing St George slaying the dragon, with a trident as the hour hand

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer at auction this autumn “a unique Victory Watch” commissioned for Sir Winston Churchill, the British prime m(...)

Sotheby’s handout image of art handlers with Three Studies for a Self-Portrait (1980) by Francis Bacon, one of two self-portraits by the artist that are to go on public display for the first time.  Photograph: Sotheby’s/PA Wire

Two Francis Bacon self-portraits are going on public display for the first time after they were rediscovered in a private collection.Experts knew of t(...)

A woman displays a 100.20-carat diamond ring at a pre-auction viewing at Sotheby’s. The diamond sold for $22.1 million in New York yesterday. 0:42

An eye-popping, 100-carat diamond, the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York on Tuesday, sold for $22.1 million, Sotheby’s auction house (...)

‘L’homme au doigt (Pointing Man)’ by Alberto Giacometti

Christie’s is hoping that its New York auction on May 11th will also see a new world record achieved for sculpture. It is has announced an esti(...)