Ian Whyte

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The reading room at the development.

The latest phase of Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge of 26 high-end apartments ranging from 65sq m to 512sq m, by Chartered Land, has come to market. T(...)

Lot 13: ‘Double Portait of Two Girls’ by Margaret Clarke (€20,000-€30,000) is among the artwork that was seen as too unorthodox in earlier decades, but now takes centre stage at Whyte’s auction

The Whyte’s Irish and International Art auction on March 4th at the RDS will offer an array of works by Louis le Brocquy, from lithographs, silkscreen(...)

Wall colour has a real impact on a painting. Photograph: Getty

Hanging works of art can prove such a chore that some paintings are relegated to storage for long periods, and in many ways the way a piece is hung is(...)

Top of the sales lists was Jack B Yeats, whose Morning Glory rose above its top estimate to make €175,000 (€80,000–€120,000)

Is Irish art finally coming out of the shadow of recession and back into the sun? There were certainly some glittering prices at Whyte’s Important Ir(...)

Jack B Yeats’s 1947 painting The Night Has Gone  sold for €255,000, the top price of the year at De Veres

Almost 10 years on from the 2008 banking crisis and subsequent economic crash, the market in Irish art, antiques and collectibles has undergone a rema(...)

Nine items of Nazi memorabilia will go on auction as part of Whyte’s The Eclectic Collector auction on Saturday

A Dublin auction house has defended its right to sell Nazi memorabilia despite an objection from the son of a holocaust survivor. Nine items of Nazi(...)

Stamps are another thing I miss about postcards. Photograph: Getty

My dad used to travel a lot for work. After a while I asked him to stop sending me pictures of airports. Another favourite was a blank blue rectangle (...)

The IS porringer: “A wonderful object of great historical importance”

An “extremely rare” piece of 17th century Dublin silver – “made in Dublin at the time of Oliver Cromwell” – that turned up at auction in England has (...)

From the Orpen archive. Photograph:  National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland has acquired an archive of more than 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen – one of Ireland’s best-known arti(...)

A  Qianlong Dynasty porcelain teapot sold this week by Sotheby’s of New York for $3.5 million, which was coveted by over 10 bidders, is one of only two known and is an ode to Emperor Qianlong’s adoration of tea.

As if to pour hot water on a fast recovering antiques market, a $3.5 million (€3.1 million) sale price for a Chinese teapot has been a refreshing turn(...)

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