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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

‘Nafea Faa Ipoipo’ (When Will You Marry?) is said to have been sold to a museum in Qatar for €265 million. Photograph: EPA

A painting by French artist Paul Gauguin has become the most expensive art work ever sold after it was bought for close to US$300 million (€265 milli(...)

The boom – or bubble – in the international art market looks set to continue in 2015. The big international art auction houses are benefiting from unp(...)

Rosita Boland What would you like in your stocking? The attention span I used to have, plus the focus to read several books a month. All(...)

Detail from  ‘Preparing for the Dance’ by Joseph Carraud

Tuesday, November 11th Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. The Ib Jorgensen Art sale. With 80 per cent of lots sold. Girl With Sunflower by Colin Midd(...)

JP O’Malley: ‘My hope, with this new event, is to bring the Irish expatriate community together for a regular night of culture and conversation.’

I interviewed the Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín a few years ago about a book of essays he had just published, New Ways To Kill Your Mot(...)

Detail from ‘Seated Figure’ (Red Cardinal) by Francis Bacon has a top estimate of $60 million

In November last year, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, a triptych painting by Irish-born British artist Francis Bacon sold at Christie’s, New York for (...)