Wed, 01 Jul, 2020
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Sat, 06 Jun, 2020
Sat, 28 Mar, 2020
Sat, 14 Mar, 2020
Des O’Sullivan previews London’s major February auctions.
Sat, 01 Feb, 2020
Des O’Sullivan previews the furniture, paintings and collectibles featuring prominently in a 250-lot auction.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
An auction that will turn a global spotlight on Ireland is one to look out for this year, says Des O’Sullivan.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
What to do with an unexpected €40,000?
Mon, 09 Dec, 2019
Des O’Sullivan reports on stellar prices and previews upcoming sales
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
The Department of Culture is considering the purchase of artwork from RTÉ when the pieces come up for public auction in London next month.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
THIS newly-discovered portrait of Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj by DiegoVelázquez sold for £2.49 million (€2,792,559) at Sotheby’s in London this month.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019
Brian Kennedy is selling a sizeable amount of his private art collection.
Mon, 11 Mar, 2019
Did he anticipate that the critics would claim that the work, in its partially shredded state, would climb in value to at least $2 million?
Mon, 22 Oct, 2018
The New York sale of a 1917 nude painting by Amadeo Modigliani is believed to have earned horse stud owner John Magnier close to €120m.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
The lives and loves of the Yeats family will be illuminated in letters, works of art and personal effects to be sold at Sotheby’s in London on September 27.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
Classic paintings by Guardi and Turner sold for huge money in London, writes Des O’Sullivan
Sat, 15 Jul, 2017
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
Alcoholics Anonymous is demanding the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the Twelve Step programme of recovery from addiction.
Wed, 24 May, 2017
Sat, 06 May, 2017
Des O’Sullivan on an important and historic sale of primary sources for the Irish revolutionary period.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
Sat, 11 Feb, 2017
Sat, 12 Nov, 2016
Sat, 05 Nov, 2016
Des O’Sullivan on an Invaluable service to art lovers and buyers.
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
Best of Sotheby’s
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
Sotheby’s is an important springboard to showcase Irish art like The Disasters of War says Des O’Sullivan.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Des O’Sullivan reports on a September sale in London which features a strong list of top modern Irish artists.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
Des O’Sullivan says two post-summer auctions have star quality and should attract the glitterati.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016
David Bowie listened to music on this unconventional record player.
DOZEN GAA MEDALS
Sat, 14 May, 2016
Tue, 10 May, 2016
According to the celebrated mid 20th century fashion photograph Richard Avedon this is an image of the real Marilyn Monroe.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016
BRITAIN: Ducks have been ditching bread for a cleaner diet after the public was asked to ban the breadcrumbs.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
This Mike Figgis shot of Kate Moss descending a staircase in a deserted mansion was part of four short films created in 2007 for the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.
Sat, 27 Feb, 2016
LT Meade penned over 300 books in a long career, writes Des O’Sullivan.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
Bernardine Coverley, daughter of Irish parents who ran a pub in Brixton, met the painter, Lucian Freud when she was 16 and he was 20 years her senior.
Sat, 30 Jan, 2016
Tue, 10 Nov, 2015
The authors of a new book on Beamish & Crawford describe how the brewery’s founding families played a huge role in Cork’s cultural life
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
Des O’Sullivan says La Gommeuse is from the fabulous Koch collection.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015
The Irish artist created an intriguing story about paintings of his lover Yvonne Aubicq, writes Des O’Sullivan.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
Majolica (often confused with tin-enamelled Maiolica) is a scrumptious and affordable lead-glazed earthenware that took off in the mid-19th century and is still potted and prized in Europe and the US.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2015
Masterpiece will live up to its billing once again, says Des O’Sullivan.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015
Strands of hair belonging to two master composers are expected to fetch at least £12,000 (€16,000) when they go under the hammer.
Tue, 26 May, 2015
A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side-by-side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France has brought in $66.3m (€59m) at auction.
Thu, 07 May, 2015
A MAJOR painting from le Brocquy’s celebrated Tinker series will lead the 23 Irish works at Sotheby’s sale of British and Irish art in London on December 10.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014
Two Andy Warhol portraits of superstars Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando have sold for more than $151m (€121.2m) at an auction in New York.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2014
From Michael Jackson to the Beatles, Martin Nolan has handled the world’s biggest celebrity auctions. Not bad for a man from Athlone who began his American dream working as a hotel bell man when he won a lottery visa to the states.
Sun, 24 Aug, 2014
A Banksy print showing people in an auction room bidding for a work with the words ‘I Can’t Believe You Morons Actually Buy This Shit’ on it is expected to sell for a five-figure sum after it goes on show next week.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2014
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