Taken in 1975, this is the first of 40 years worth of portraits of the Brown sisters, taken by Nicholas Nixon. They were photographed in this order every year over four decades. From left: Heather (then 23), Mimi (15), Bebe (25), and Laurie   (21)

A remarkable set of prints go to auction in Sotheby’s New York on April 1st when a complete set of The Brown Sisters goes on sale. In August 19(...)

The late Tony Ryan bought ‘Double Portrait of Robert Mason, of Masonbrook, Loughrea, Co Galway, and Sara Monck, Both Seated in an Interior, a Landscape Beyond’   at Sotheby’s in 2005 for £21,000

Adams Blackrock, the south Co Dublin auction house, has stolen a march on its bigger rivals by securing the sale of the remaining items from the fine (...)

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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)

Detail from a gilt-bronze surtout de table, made for Kilkenny Castle in circa 1805, which appeared at Sotheby’s this week where it sold for £18,750

Sunday (February 22nd) Victor Mee Auctions (Co Cavan). Auction on the premises of Smarmore Castle, Ardee, Co Louth. A William IV mahogany three(...)

Detail from ‘Landscape Connemara’ by Paul Henry, which sold for €68,000

The top lot in Whyte’s auction of Irish & International Art in the RDS, Dublin on Monday evening was Landscape, Connemara by Paul Henry which sold(...)

Set of household crockery that belonged to the artist Francis Bacon was unsold (estimate  £10,000-£15,000)

Thursday (February 19th) Duke’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Dorchester, Dorset, England. A set of household crockery that belonged to the artist Francis Bac(...)

Detail from ‘Lionel Messi and a Universe of Flowers’  by Takashi Murakami, which sold for £317,000 in a charity auction at Sotheby’s, London

The worlds of international soccer and fine art rarely collide, but last week in London, at a charity auction in Sotheby’s, one of the world’s most fa(...)

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(...)