One of the most expensive paintings sold at the Ganz auction was Picasso’s Women of Algiers, version O. It’s one of a celebrated series of 15 paintings Picasso made in the mid-1950s. In addition to “O,” the Ganz auction featured versions “M,” “H,” and “K.”

After a chance discovery, the grandson of a Jewish art dealer learned that a valuable painting he believed the Nazis had looted from his grandfather m(...)

A photograph taken in the French embassy in Washington  showing ‘La Coiffeuse’. Photograph: AFP Photo

US authorities returned a stolen $15 million Picasso painting La Coiffeuse to France on Thursday, nine months after it was found in a FedEx shipment l(...)

Detail from ‘Une Parisienne’, by Ernest Ange Duez, £60,000-£80,000 at Bonhams in London

After the harrowing images in recent news reports, Francophiles will find solace in beautiful paintings of Paris which feature in the catalogue for a (...)

An estimated €43 billion was spent worldwide last year on fine art and antiques. The Irish public may have grown weary, sceptical or even, understanda(...)

Women in the Garden: Claude Monet’s painting, seen here in detail, is dominated by the meticulously re-created summer dresses, with their high-waisted bodices and voluminous crinoline skirts. Photograph: Musée d’Orsay

It seems too much the result of the marketing department’s fantasies. With the possible exception of Sex, Violence(...)