Francis Bacon in his studio, circa 1960. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

In the Hugh Lane Gallery, on Parnell Square in Dublin, Michael Peppiatt is reading from his new memoir, Francis Bacon in Your Blood, which details (...)

Gary Coyle’s exhibition Into the Woods at the RHA Gallery

Into the Woods – New Work by Gary Coyle RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin *****  Gary Coyle’s Into the Woods is superb. You have to b(...)

Four Eggs on a Plate by Lucian Freud  sold for almost £1 million at Sotheby’s in London

Four Eggs on a Plate by artist Lucian Freud, which he had given as a gift to the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, sold for almost £1 million (€1.4 (...)

Maidenhead Regatta, a 1932 painting by Sir John Lavery, sold for £52,500

Auction Results: Friday (June 26th) Christie’s, London. Auction of Modern British & Irish Art, London. Two paintings by Jack B Yeats went under (...)

Rediscovered: detail from Three Studies for Self-Portrait (1980), a  triptych painting by Francis Bacon

Rediscovered self-portraits by Francis Bacon will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday evening. A triptych (a painting on three sep(...)

‘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 security guard  watches over the Pablo Picasso’s painting ‘Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), oil on canvas during an auction at Christie’s in New York, NY. The painting set a new record world auction record for any work of art selling for 160 million US dollar (142.9 million euro) plus auction fees of 12 percent, costing a total of 179.3 million US dollar. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

A painting by Picasso sold for $179.4 million (€159.86 million) at Christie’s in New York last night creating a new world record price for any work(...)

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(...)

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 1950s painting by Picasso looks set to become the most expensive art work ever sold at auction – and knock Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon off t(...)