Lot 105: The Lovers After Courbet by Basil Blackshaw (€20,000-€40,000).

Mankind has long been fascinated by the naked human body expressed as an art form. A refection of ourselves, and sometimes conveying social and politi(...)

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(...)

Norah McGuinness, Evening Flight: Adam’s Lot 19

Artworks from the collection of the late playwright Brian Friel have raised €162,300 for the homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust. A total of 22 o(...)

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(...)

Harry Kernoff RHA – ‘Bottle Tower, Rathfarnham’ (1940) €2,000-€3,000

The arrival of the new year in the Irish art market doesn’t mean out with the old. Far from it. Most of the pictures in the first big art auction of 2(...)

Artist Alice Maher photographed in Lough Carra, Co Mayo recreating one of her installations entitled ‘Les Filles d’Ouranos Art Grandeur Nature, Seinne Saint-Denis, Paris. Photograph: Keith Heneghan.

In 1986, the US feminist group Guerrilla Girls proclaimed that “It’s even worse in Europe”, referring to the art world’s sexual and racial discriminat(...)

 Molly Keane with Sally Phipps’s godfather  John Gielgud,  c1930. Photograph courtesy  of Waterford County Museum

In 1945 Elizabeth Bowen wrote to her lover Charles Ritchie that “The people I was staying with – Bobby and Molly Keane – have the most heavenly child (...)

Detail of ‘The Hook Lighthouse’ by Ivan Sutton at Dolan’s Art Auction House (€800-€1,200)

Auction results Saturday (April 23rd) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers ‘History Sale’, Gresham Hotel, Dublin. An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation “be(...)

Detail from ‘Suburban Villa’ by Michael Morris (estimate €400-€600) at Dolan’s auction, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

The first Irish auction of 2015 will take place tomorrow when Dolan’s Art Auction House holds an art and antiques sale in the Rochestown Park Hotel in(...)

The Village of Kilmallock, Co Limerick – a photo-realist painting by Mark Kelly, with a €1,000-€2,000 estimate, failed to sell

Paintings deemed “surplus to requirements” from the corporate art collection of Ireland’s State-owned electricity company, the ESB went under the hamm(...)

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