Auctioneer Garrett O’Connor in Dublin holding the prized Damien Hirst painting that sold at an anonymous auction for just €380. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

It had to be star power: how else do you explain the figures fetched at the Christie’s contemporary art auction in New York last May, as $745 milli(...)

More than half the estimated €43 billion spent worldwide last year in the fine art and antiques market was accounted for by private transactions – sal(...)

An estimated €43 billion was spent worldwide last year on fine art and antiques. The Irish public may have grown weary, sceptical or even, understanda(...)

Christie’s New York sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on Wednesday achieved $495 million (€386 million), the highest total in auction histo(...)

There are many ways of staging an Andy Warhol exhibition, but one of them is probably not the way the Mac in Belfast has done it. Warhol’s work(...)