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Sotheby's raffling Picasso masterpiece - Friday, December 13, 2013
Sotheby's Paris is giving away a $1m (€726,000) masterpiece by Pablo Picasso for just €100 in an unusually affordable charity raffle on Wednesday. , d...
Barrel of wine sells for €10,000 - Thursday, December 12, 2013
A barrel of organic white wine produced by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's estate in south of France sold for more than €10,000 at auction recently, wi...
Owens' Olympic medal sells for over €1m - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record 1.4 million US dollars in an online auction. SCP Auctio...
Christmas jewellery auctions in Dublin - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Antique jewellery, vintage watches, silverware and gold coins go under the hammer in three Dublin auctions this week that are timed to capture Christm...
Dorothea Sharp painting comes to light in Schull - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
An untitled painting by the English artist Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) has come to light in West Cork. Hegarty’s auctioneers said the “fresh- to-the-ma...
Rare books, manuscripts and maps to be sold in Dub... - Monday, December 09, 2013
Rare books seldom achieve the stratospheric multi-million dollar prices that have become almost routine in the international art market. But last mont...
Springsteen manuscript sells in New York - Friday, December 06, 2013
A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit “Born to Run has sold for $197,000 at a New York City auction. It sold at Sothe...
Chinese bidders descend on Durrow - Thursday, December 05, 2013
Chinese bidders, in the saleroom, on the phone and online, once again made their presence felt at Sheppard’s auction in Durrow recently. The top lot w...
The Ferry achieves highest art auction price in Ir... - Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The Ferry by Walter Frederick Osborne made €490,000 at de Veres auction in Dublin on Wednesday last, the highest price paid for a painting at auction ...
Last big Irish art auction of 2013 - Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Adam’s will hold the last big Irish art sale of the year in Dublin on Wednesday evening. The auctioneer David Britton said there were “green shoots ap...
Picture of Victorian milkmaid in Dublin art auctio... - Monday, December 02, 2013
West Cork auctioneer Morgan O’Driscoll is holding an Irish art auction in Dublin on Monday, December 2nd, at 6pm in the Clyde Court Hotel in Ballsbrid...
Book sells for world record $14.2m - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A Book of Psalms from the 17th Century has become the world's most expensive printed book after selling at auction for $14.2 million. The tiny Bay Psa...
Three-day auction in Durrow has lots of treasures - Monday, November 25, 2013
Missing Downton Abbey? Then get a dose of country-house glamour at Sheppard’sthree-day auction where lots include 1930s vintage “flapper girldresses”,...
Frenzy of spending in the international art market... - Friday, November 22, 2013
Francis Bacon, “that man who paints those dreadful pictures”, as Margaret Thatcher famously described him, has had the last laugh from beyond the grav...
Did Hitler paint this watercolour? - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
One of the most established art dealers in the country acknowledges that questions will be asked and doubts raised by a painting it is “attributing” t...
Alleged ‘forgeries' withdrawn from Dublin ar... - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Gormleys withdrew 17 paintings from its auction at the Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in south Dublin last Tuesday evening. Ballsbridge art dealer Dominic ...
Irish art buyers keep it real - Monday, November 18, 2013
This week’s auctions of post-war and contemporary art in New York saw vast sums spent by bidders at Christie’s and Sotheby’s for paintings by artists ...
Guinness family selling ‘Figure of Erin' - Friday, November 15, 2013
While Sotheby’s showed Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Lady Idina Wallace in Belfast and Dublin last week, ahead of its auction in London, Adam’s has ...
Flawless pink diamond sells for world record - Thursday, November 14, 2013
The “Pink Star”, a huge flawless pink diamond, was auctioned for 68 million Swiss francs (€55 million) in Geneva today, a world record price for a gem...
Bacon painting sells for over €100m in New York - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon sold for $142.4 million (€105.3 million) at auction in New York last night – the most valuable work of ...
Painting of Killeen's 18th hole for auction - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Golfing aficionados with an eye for art will be presented with an unique opportunity on Wednesday. Woodward Auctioneers of Cork will hold an auction o...
Gormley's return to the Dublin market - Monday, November 11, 2013
Belfast-based art auctioneers Gormleys is returning to the Dublin market with its first auction since November last year. The venue is the Radisson Bl...
Gromit sculptures sell for €2.7m - Friday, November 08, 2013
An auction of giant Gromit sculptures recently raised more than £2.3m (€2.7m) for charity. Art fans from across the world were locked in a fierce bidd...
Antique bowl sells for over €500,000 - Thursday, November 07, 2013
An antique Chinese bowl, just 14cm high, from Russborough House in Co Wicklow sold at a Sotheby’s auction in London yesterday for more than €500,000. ...
Banksy painting sells for €450,000 - Wednesday, November 06, 2013
A whimsical painting by elusive British artist Banksy, returned to a New York charity store, sold for $615,000 (€450,000) at on online auction last we...
Dunlop's TT winning outfit sells for £13,000 - Tuesday, November 05, 2013
An outfit worn by the most successful rider in Isle of Man TT history, Joey Dunlop, has been sold for £13,000 (€15,400) at Sotheby's in London. The No...
Portrait of “woman who scandalised a generation” - Monday, November 04, 2013
Sotheby’s has announced the sale of a “stunning” portrait by Irish artist Sir William Orpen on November 20th in London with a top estimate of £1.2m (€...
Busy month of auctions and art sales ahead in Dubl... - Saturday, November 02, 2013
November is the busiest month for sales of fine art and antiques as auctioneers and dealers compete for a share of pre-Christmas spending. There is al...
Contents of Sean Connery's old home to be sold thi... - Friday, November 01, 2013
Matthews Auction Rooms has announced the auction of the contents of Violet Hill House, at Herbert Road, Bray, Co Wicklow, on the premises at noon on S...
Francis Bacon painting set to sell for $100 millio... - Thursday, October 31, 2013
A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon may sell for up to $100 million (€72 million) at auction in New York next month and become one of the m...
Record sum expected for ‘Pink Star' diamond - Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A 59.60-carat pink internally flawless diamond will go under the hammer in Switzerland next month, tipped to raise more than $60m (€43.5m). The ‘Pink ...
Limerick fair to be the biggest ever - Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Fine art and antiques auctioneers report tentative signs of a recovery in the market since the autumn auction season got under way at the beginning of...
Rare Jaguar found in barn to be sold at auction - Friday, October 25, 2013
One of the most important E-Type Jaguars to be discovered in recent years, and found in a barn near Le Mans in France, is to be sold by international ...
260-year-old violin expected to fetch £150k - Thursday, October 24, 2013
A 260-year-old violin used as a concert instrument by acclaimed soloist Leila Josefowicz is set to fetch up to £150,000 at auction. The violin, believ...
Titanic violin sells for record sum - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The violin reputedly played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ill-fated liner sank, broke a world record at the weekend when it sold for £900,000 (€1...
Rolex sold by CAB nets €7,000 on eBay - Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A Rolex watch auctioned on eBay by the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) has yielded a return to the Exchequer “three to four times higher” than would have...
Austerity-free zone in Slane Castle - Monday, October 21, 2013
There was no hint of austerity nor talk of Budget cuts as well-heeled patrons spent almost €2 million on fine art and antiques at Adam’s two-day Count...
Record price expected for Bacon's Freud piece - Friday, October 18, 2013
A Francis Bacon triptych depicting his friend Lucian Freud could set a new record for the artist's work when it goes to auction for the first time. Au...
Rare Limerick Soviet note to be sold next week - Thursday, October 17, 2013
A rare Limerick Soviet shilling note, estimated at €1,000-€1,500, will be sold at the next sale at Limerick Auction Rooms on Wednesday October 23rd. I...
Banksy sells work for just $60 in Central Park - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Signed canvases worth tens of thousands of euro by elusive British artist Banksy were sold at a stall on the New York streets for just $60 (€44) in re...
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