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(...)

Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy sold for £266,500 in London, having sold in Dublin for €963,000 in 2006

Three paintings by Louis le Brocquy, which last changed hands at auction in Dublin in 2006, have fallen dramatically in value by two-thirds. They went(...)

Markey masterpiece:  next Tuesday’s De Veres’ auction in Ballsbridge will include 12 lots by Markey Robinson including Unloading the Catch

Markey Robinson is one of the best-known names in Irish art yet he’s shrouded in mystery. He was born David Marcus Robinson in Belfast in 1918 and die(...)

The Viscountess Castlerosse, Palm Springs, 1938 by Sir John Lavery, an oil-on-board painting measuring 20x24 in (50.8x61cm), is estimated at €50,000 to €70,000. Right, Viscountess Castlerosse with a friend in Deauville, 1936

The highlight of the de Veres art auction in Dublin later this month is The Viscountess Castlerosse, Palm Springs, 1938 by Sir John Lavery. It’s qu(...)

A pair of Pratfall chairs by Philippe Starck, €1,400-€1,800 at de Veres

As “brown furniture” continues to struggle in the auction rooms, there’s been a surge of interest in 20th-century furniture, some of which is o(...)

Arkle Racing, Marlborough Street, Dublin by John Doherty will go under the hammer in de Veres’ art auction in Dublin, €25,000-€35,000

It is 50 years since Arkle won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1964, the first of three consecutive wins. The champion steepl(...)

The Ferry by Walter Frederick Osborne made €490,000

The Ferry by Walter Frederick Osborne made €490,000 at de Veres auction in Dublin on Wednesday, the highest price paid for a painting at auction in Ir(...)

Pears In Window by Dutch artist Hilda van Stockum (€3,000-€5,000) at de Veres

Rory Guthrie of de Veres is “optimistic” ahead of the company’s art auction in Dublin on November 27th . “ The increase in Dirt tax on savings,” he sa(...)

James O’Halloran and Eamon O’Connor auction a Paul Henry painting, ‘The Bog Road’, which fetched €73,000 at Adams in Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying fine art and antiques can be done through private galleries, specialist shops, via dealers, at fairs or even from car boot sales. These options(...)

Striped Jug and Flowers by Anne Redpath

A busy week in Dublin salerooms begins with Adam’s “Sunday Interiors” auction tomorrow at 11am with more than 600 lots including furniture, sil(...)