Lightness of Being, a 2004 photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Chris Levine, sold in London for £187,500

Auction results Monday, April 3rd Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Online art auction with 240 lots of “affordable” art. Sixty-five per cent of (...)

Interior (1961), by Tony O’Malley, is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

Most art collectors, sadly, never live to see the financial value of their life’s passion realised. But, happily – and rightly – most people buy art f(...)

Roderic O’Conor: “Woman Reading”, €18,000-€25,000.

Lot 43 in the forthcoming Important Irish Art auction at Adam’s in Dublin on Wednesday evening is by Roderic O’Conor and entitled Woman Reading. Exce(...)

 Jack B Yeats  claimed £47.5s for three three oil paintings   but was awarded only £26.7s. The correspondence shows that Yeats contested the settlement and wrote to “formally protest against any reduction in the amount”. The committee, however, rejected his complaint

While the 1916 Rising may have precipitated Ireland’s freedom from British rule it also spawned one of the biggest mass-compensation claims in the co(...)

Brian Burns, the business executive and commercial lawyer who president Donald Trump wants to be his ambassador to Ireland, in his office in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Three paintings hang on the wall behind the desk of Brian Burns, the business executive, attorney, philanthropist and, he hopes, President Donald Trum(...)

Pupils from Taunagh National School, Riverstown, Co Sligo with The Assumption by Mainie Jellet, one of 11  artists featured in the Punc 1x1 project. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Nick Miller never knew whether John McGahern liked the portrait he painted of him, in 1998. Miller himself was unhappy with the first attempt but the (...)

Meule (Grainstack)by Claude Monet sold for $84.4 million.

The top price for art at auction worldwide in 2016 was achieved at Christie’s, New York, where a French Impressionist painting Meule (Grainstack)by Cl(...)

Glory To The Brave Singer by Jack B Yeats, estimated at €250,000-€350,000, failed to reach its undisclosed reserve price and was unsold at Adam’s on Wednesday

In one of the busiest weeks of the year in Irish salerooms, the most expensive lot ever offered at auction, the “Pearse surrender letter” with a top e(...)

David Mullins with trainer Willie Mullins Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

At the Horse Racing Ireland awards lunch earlier in the week, I found myself sitting beside a cherubic youth who looked vaguely familiar.  Anywhe(...)

Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn, formerly Miss Edna May was painted in 1915

“Some of the finest work by some of Ireland’s best artists, to appear at auction in some years” is how managing director of Adam’s James O’Halloran de(...)