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Interior of Michael Smurfit’s private residence, showing portraits by William Orpen

The private art collection owned by businessman Michael Smurfit is to be sold over the course of the coming year through various auctions by Sotheby’s(...)

A Mouse in Full by Mairead O’hEocha - a favourite piece of art xpert Nicholas Gore Grimes which he bought in 2008. Image: Courtesy the artist and Mother’s Tankstation Dublin

The obvious reason for collecting art is to adorn our living spaces, but starting an art collection can be a daunting task. Where do you begin and wha(...)

Michael Smurfit at the launch of his autobiography A Life Worth Living in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At 83, entrepreneur and businessman Michael Smurfit is acutely aware of the danger that coronavirus poses to his health, which is why he has been coco(...)

Mark Pepper, Wish will be auctioned at the de Vere’s online sale on May 12th (€800-€1,200)

Social distancing measures have closed museums, galleries and auction houses, and the industry now finds itself in new territory. The art world is in (...)

Galway City Museum lies opposite the historic Claddagh district in Galway. The ring will be showcased in the new  Atlantic Museum extension in 2022

What is believed to be the oldest-known Claddagh ring in existence is on its way back to Galway having been recently purchased by the city’s museum. (...)

Balloon sculptures by Jeff Koons, €15,000-€20,000 each

A rare painting by Paul Henry, Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape (1929), featuring a large cross dominating his signature bulbous cloud land(...)

Lot 72 Jack B. Yeats, Early Morning, Glasnevin, €177,000–€295,000

A collection of Irish art and furniture from the estate of the late housebuilder Patrick Joseph Kelly will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in London on Marc(...)

Lot 1,107, a pair of Chinese export hall chairs €5,000-€8,000

Dublin firm Mack, Williams and Gibton, later Williams and Gibton after John Mack’s death in 1829, seemed to be the port of call for affluent Irish peo(...)

Lot 59: Qing bronze and polychrome censer achieved €30,000 (€15,000-€20,000) through Sheppard’s

Auction results Thursday, February 20th  Sheppard’s Asian Art Sale  95 per cent sold including: lot 59, Chinese Qing gilt bronze and polych(...)

Sean Scully's Pink Three will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London on February 19th  with an estimate of £200,000-£300,000.

Results Tuesday and Wednesday, January 21st and 22nd Sheppards of Durrow, Newtown House Sale Seventy-one percent of lots sold. Lot 794, Irish 18th c(...)

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