Millions of euro of Irish art will change hands in coming weeks, with prices to suit everyone, writes Des O’Sullivan.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
"On the weekends, if I cannot get away, I will try to get out to the beach, the mountains or even just the park — they remind me how natural materials sit so well together, and how these can be applied to my interior design projects."
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
Sat, 10 Sep, 2016
A blue diamond set a record price for any jewel in auction when it went under the hammer for $58m (€52m) in a Christie’s sale in Geneva.
Fri, 20 May, 2016
Tue, 10 Nov, 2015
An unnamed buyer has paid around €215,00 a rare German Enigma machine — used by the German military to send coded messages during the Second World War.
Sat, 18 Jul, 2015
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
A group of American rocket enthusiasts may be potty but they ended up flushed with success after launching a portable toilet.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
A one-cent postage stamp from a 19th-century British colony in South America has become the world’s most valuable stamp – again.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
Noisy fish looking for sex
Fri, 25 Oct, 2013
A New York auction house is showing off what it calls the world’s greatest white diamond on the block — a 118-carat stone from Africa the size of a small egg.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2013
The 1976 Apple-1 should cause a stir, says Des O’Sullivan.
Sun, 02 Sep, 2012
Times are tough, and if there are any heirlooms that you suspect may be of value, now could be the time to sell the family silver.
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
The boom buyers have vanished and lovers of more expensive Irish art can no longer afford it.
Fri, 11 May, 2012
One of the art world’s most recognisable images – Edvard Munch’s The Scream - sold for a record $119,922,500 (€90.94m) at auction in New York City.
Thu, 03 May, 2012
A rare pink diamond auctioned next week could set a new world record if it sells for its estimated price of $27m-$38m (€20m-€28m), Sotheby’s says.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2010
Artist Damien Hirst bucked the economic trend today as his high profile auction of work continued in record-breaking style.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2008
AN 84.37-CARAT white diamond touted by Sotheby’s for its size and beauty has sold at auction to Guess clothing company founder Georges Marciano for a little less than $16.2 million (€11m).
Fri, 16 Nov, 2007
Valuable works by some of Ireland’s most sought after artists are to be sold off next month in London’s two most famous auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
Sun, 08 Apr, 2007
A first edition of James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses sold at auction in London yesterday for £30,000 (€43,500).
Fri, 14 Jul, 2006
A BRONZE bust of Spencer Tracy sculpted by Katharine Hepburn sold for €260,00 on the second day of an auction of the late actress’ estate.
Sat, 12 Jun, 2004
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