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 (...)

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(...)