Artist Gottfried Helnwein with his wife Renate and grandchildren Solas, Croí and Éala in the library in Gurteen Castle Kilsheelin, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

Nineteen years ago Gottfried Helnwein asked his wife Renate to find him a castle. They were living on Parliament Street in Dublin’s Temple Bar, search(...)

One of five artworks by Irish painter Francis Bacon  stolen last July from a home in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Spanish National Police/Efe

Seven people suspected of involvement in stealing five paintings by Irish painter Francis Bacon worth more than €25 million have been arrested by Span(...)

A rope lamp at Anthony Peto’s home in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin resident Anthony Peto is a British born designer of Hungarian ancestry who initially studied law, was editor of The Art Magazine in the 1980s i(...)

Detail from The Curved Street (Youghal) by John Doherty

THE RESPECTFUL DISTANCE  Michael Canning Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin May 5th-June 16th, oliversearsgallery.com ★★★★ IN A GARDEN I ONCE KNEW (...)

Streamlined quality: a set of four Model 78 chairs by Niels Moller (Danish, 1960s) in rosewood with tan leather upholstered seats and tapering legs, for auction with an estimate of €1,000-€1,500)

The red chair in the window of deVeres auction house on Kildare Street gives a flavour of the lots on offer in its upcoming design auction of classic (...)

‘Man Reading’, by Jack B Yeats (1945), was acquired from the artist by the current owners’ family and has been in their private collection ever since. The estimate for its sale at Adam’s is €60,000-€90,000

Adam’s first art auction of 2016 in its St Stephen’s Green saleroom takes place next Wednesday evening and includes Man Reading by Jack B Yeats. Datin(...)

Francis Bacon: Although  based in London, he made frequent trips to Spain, drawn by the country’s lifestyle and artistic heritage. Photograph:  David Montgomery/Getty

Spanish police are hunting thieves who stole five paintings by Francis Bacon valued at upwards of €30 million from a home in Madrid. The robbery to(...)

Painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon. Dublin-born Bacon, who spent his working life in England and died in 1992, has, in the past decade, become one of the most expensive painters in art history.

An unfinished “lost” painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon has been discovered on the reverse of two paintings by Irish artist Tony O’Malley which (...)

Stuart Simmons of Harwell Technical Services and Ken Bergin, head of special collections at the Glucksman Library. Photograph: Alan Place/Fusionshooters

A rare national treasure of early printed books and manuscripts dating from the 13th century has been placed in the care of the University of Limeric(...)

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(...)