Detail from The Curved Street (Youghal) by John Doherty

THE RESPECTFUL DISTANCE  Michael Canning Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin May 5th-June 16th, oliversearsgallery.com ★★★★ IN A GARDEN I ONCE KNEW (...)

Streamlined quality: a set of four Model 78 chairs by Niels Moller (Danish, 1960s) in rosewood with tan leather upholstered seats and tapering legs, for auction with an estimate of €1,000-€1,500)

The red chair in the window of deVeres auction house on Kildare Street gives a flavour of the lots on offer in its upcoming design auction of classic (...)

‘Man Reading’, by Jack B Yeats (1945), was acquired from the artist by the current owners’ family and has been in their private collection ever since. The estimate for its sale at Adam’s is €60,000-€90,000

Adam’s first art auction of 2016 in its St Stephen’s Green saleroom takes place next Wednesday evening and includes Man Reading by Jack B Yeats. Datin(...)

Francis Bacon: Although  based in London, he made frequent trips to Spain, drawn by the country’s lifestyle and artistic heritage. Photograph:  David Montgomery/Getty

Spanish police are hunting thieves who stole five paintings by Francis Bacon valued at upwards of €30 million from a home in Madrid. The robbery to(...)

Painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon. Dublin-born Bacon, who spent his working life in England and died in 1992, has, in the past decade, become one of the most expensive painters in art history.

An unfinished “lost” painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon has been discovered on the reverse of two paintings by Irish artist Tony O’Malley which (...)

Stuart Simmons of Harwell Technical Services and Ken Bergin, head of special collections at the Glucksman Library. Photograph: Alan Place/Fusionshooters

A rare national treasure of early printed books and manuscripts dating from the 13th century has been placed in the care of the University of Limeric(...)

Two Figures: the painting is being sold by Michael Peppiatt, a friend and confidant of the artist and a curator and biographer of his work

In 1975, Francis Bacon made a startling (and typically shocking) painting of himself and his lover George Dyer, who had taken his own life in 1971, ob(...)

Three Studies for a Self-Portrait, oil on canvas, by Francis Bacon. Bacon’s work routinely sells for millions – Three Studies of Lucien Freud sold for a record $142.4 million in 2013. Photograph: Sothebys/PA Wire

A new catalogue listing all the paintings of Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon is to be published in April and will sell for £1,000 (approximately €1,3(...)

The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

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 (...)