Imperial City (2015) by Mick O’Dea. Courtesy of the artist and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery. Photograph: Emile Deneen

The Foggy Dew – Mick O’Dea Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin ***** The Royal Hibernian Academy on Abbey Street, Dublin, was b(...)

Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ sold for €158 million

The past 12 months saw a recovery in the Irish market and a continuing boom in international art and antique sales. Auctioneers face 2016 with confid(...)

Reflections of Positano 1 by Michael Flatley sold for €34,000

The last big Irish art auction of 2015 provided further confirmation of renewed confidence and increased market demand. Morgan O’ Driscoll Auctioneer(...)

Man In A Train, Thinking by Jack B Yeats (right) made €220,000

Three major art auctions in Dublin this week – on three consecutive evenings – saw strong demand in all price brackets. Following Whyte’s auction in t(...)

‘Reflections of Positano 1’ by Michael Flatley

The unlikely artistic trio of Paul Henry, Jack B Yeats and Michael Flatley account for the top lots in the last big Dublin art auction of 2015. View(...)

Detail from ‘The Boat Builder’ by Jack B Yeats

After modest results in recent London auctions at both Bonhams and Sotheby’s, Irish art had a good night in London on Wednesday at Christie’s “(...)

‘Airman of Inisheer’ by Margaret Clarke

“Since the beginning of 2015 the Irish art market has experienced a resurgence and there is a palpable confidence in the saleroom with collect(...)

Man in a Train, Thinking by Jack B Yeats is estimated by de Veres at €200,000-€300,000

Earlier this year, a mechanic in California lost out on a $1 million lottery prize because he could not find his winning ticket. Although he was id(...)

Detail from Sir John Lavery’s The Maid was in the Garden Hanging out the Clothes is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Last month, Japanese Switzerland, a painting by Sir John Lavery was the top lot at Sotheby’s “Irish Sale” in London where it sold for £509,000 (app(...)

Hastings Railway Station by Walter Frederick Osborne: sold for £62,500 at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s much-anticipated Irish art sale in London on Wednesday afternoon didn’t quite live up to expectations, with 26 of the 71 lots remaining unso(...)