Woman Reading, Roderic O’Conor, €30,000-€50,000 Adam’s

From childhood, art has captivated the collector Patrick Murphy, but it was in the early 1960s, at a Fleadh Cheoil in Enniscorthy, that his passion fo(...)

 Top of the market: Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photograph  Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Even those who feel their love of art is pure are likely to feel a shiver of envy at news of insane prices fetched at auction: $110.5 million (€95 mil(...)

Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Freedom of Movement, film still, at the MART Gallery

Freedom of Movement – Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani ★★★ The Mart Gallery What do we think of when we hear the word “race”? In Nina Fischer &(...)

Artist Brian O’Doherty: ‘Now that I’ve got less permanent, I would like to do some permanent installations.’ Photograph: George Tatge

In Brian O’Doherty’s studio there is a large photograph dating from 2002. Five figures are posed against a white background: Brian O’Doherty, William (...)

Exterior of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photograph: Henrik Kam/courtesy SFMOMA

The US is home to some of the world’s greatest modern art galleries. In New York there is the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Guggenheim. In Chic(...)

Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 painting was inspired by a comic book image

A new world auction record price for the American “pop art” painter Roy Lichtenstein was achieved at Christie’s in New York on Monday when his 1964 pa(...)

A guard walks past Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couché” on display at a press preview at Christie’s auction house in New York. Photograph: Timonth A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

In an overheated art market where anything seems possible, a painting of an outstretched nude woman by the early-20th-century artist Amedeo Modigli(...)

‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ by Picasso sold for €179.4 million

The extraordinary boom in the international art market continued this week with world-record auction prices established for painting and sculpture. On(...)

A man walks by a painting by Mark Rothko “Untitled (Yellow and Blue) as it hangs on the wall during the press preview  for Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening. Photograph: Timothy Clary /AFP

A day after rival Christie’s sold the most expensive painting in auction history, Sotheby’s fell just shy of its best-ever contemporary art result, ta(...)

The Ring (Engagement) by Roy Lichtenstein, dating from 1963

Combined estimates for the May series of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York are, astoundingly(...)

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