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RTÉ sells off Louis le Brocquy painting for €102,000
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RTÉ sells off Louis le Brocquy painting for €102,000

Nov 19th 2019, 5:34 PM 21,792 Views 50 Comments

The national broadcaster is dealing with a serious financial crisis.

Banksy artwork depicting MPs as chimpanzees sold for record amount
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Banksy artwork depicting MPs as chimpanzees sold for record amount

Oct 4th 2019, 7:31 AM 37,033 Views 22 Comments

Devolved Parliament went under the hammer in London last night.

Monet masterpiece sells for almost €100 million at New York auction
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Monet masterpiece sells for almost €100 million at New York auction

May 15th 2019, 7:38 AM 18,597 Views 20 Comments

The anonymous collector who brought the painting to be auctioned had bought it for €2.2 million.

An 'unnamed American rich dude' is selling a fleet of cars for €58 million
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An 'unnamed American rich dude' is selling a fleet of cars for €58 million

Jun 4th 2015, 3:58 PM 18,325 Views 23 Comments

Someone is saying goodbye to quite a collection.

How much would you spend on a watch? This one fetched €17 million... a world record
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How much would you spend on a watch? This one fetched €17 million... a world record

Nov 11th 2014, 9:13 PM 15,372 Views 42 Comments

The handcrafted timepiece is named after its original owner, a New York banker,who ordered it in 1925.

"Pink Star" diamond sells for world record €61 million
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"Pink Star" diamond sells for world record €61 million

Nov 13th 2013, 10:02 PM 11,454 Views 30 Comments

The winning bidder, a bearded man apparently in his sixties was pitted in a one-on-race against a telephone competitor.

Getting engaged? This pink diamond ring is being auctioned at over €40m
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Getting engaged? This pink diamond ring is being auctioned at over €40m

Oct 24th 2013, 8:00 PM 16,852 Views 45 Comments

If it sells it will be a record price for any gemstone so far at auction.

118 carat diamond to go on auction in October
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118 carat diamond to go on auction in October

Sep 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,668 Views 19 Comments

The diamond is expected to fetched between $28 and 35 million at an auction next month.

Beckett manuscript sells for €1.1 million
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Beckett manuscript sells for €1.1 million

Jul 10th 2013, 4:31 PM 3,137 Views 1 Comment

The 800 page working manuscript is of the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s first major novel ‘Murphy’.

Photos: Here's a giant 18th century palace up for sale in Russia
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Photos: Here's a giant 18th century palace up for sale in Russia

Jun 23rd 2013, 6:30 PM 25,154 Views 25 Comments

Let’s have a gawk.

Original manuscript of Samuel Beckett's first novel for sale
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Original manuscript of Samuel Beckett's first novel for sale

Jun 3rd 2013, 2:18 PM 5,320 Views 14 Comments

The handwritten rough draft of the modernist writer’s first novel – described as “one of the most important 20th century working manuscripts” – is expected to fetch up to €1.4 million.

First edition 'Harry Potter' - including author's notes - up for auction
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First edition 'Harry Potter' - including author's notes - up for auction

May 20th 2013, 8:35 PM 8,705 Views 11 Comments

The rare first edition will be sold to raise funds for English PEN, a writer’s association.

Photos: Here's what a €19 million penthouse in New York City looks like
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Photos: Here's what a €19 million penthouse in New York City looks like

May 12th 2013, 5:00 PM 29,215 Views 50 Comments

Here’s a clue: expensive. It looks expensive.

Photos: Here's what a €30 million house in the Cayman Islands looks like
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Photos: Here's what a €30 million house in the Cayman Islands looks like

Mar 24th 2013, 5:00 PM 52,491 Views 86 Comments

Got some spare millions lying around? Worried about looking flashing if you buy a gaff in Ireland? Never fear.

Sotheby's to sell Mick Jagger's love letters
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# Love Like Jagger

Sotheby's to sell Mick Jagger's love letters

Nov 10th 2012, 7:15 PM 6,629 Views 9 Comments

The letters were given to Sotheby’s to auction by Jagger’s former lover, singer Marsha Hunt.

Host of famous Irish artists' work to go under hammer
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Host of famous Irish artists' work to go under hammer

Nov 3rd 2012, 8:45 AM 8,623 Views 8 Comments

Paintings from Paul Henry, Jack B Yeats, Harry Clarke and Louis le Brocquy to be sold in London this month.

In photos: Fancy living it up on Celine Dion's private island?
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# Titanic

In photos: Fancy living it up on Celine Dion's private island?

Aug 19th 2012, 12:00 PM 11,845 Views 16 Comments

The singer’s home was clearly also her castle…

In pictures: Katharine Hepburn family estate on sale for $30 million
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# Property Porn

In pictures: Katharine Hepburn family estate on sale for $30 million

Jun 23rd 2012, 6:30 PM 14,058 Views 24 Comments

Waterfront property has its own private dock and sandy beaches.

A public service buyer mini-boom? A guide to the Irish art world...
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A public service buyer mini-boom? A guide to the Irish art world...

May 27th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,934 Views 7 Comments

TheJournal.ie takes a deeper look at the international art market and discovers a mini-boom among retired public servants in Ireland and billionaire battles between the Russians and Chinese.

VIDEO: European royal diamond sold for €7.6m at auction
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# Le Beau Sancy

VIDEO: European royal diamond sold for €7.6m at auction

May 16th 2012, 1:32 PM 3,018 Views 4 Comments

Extraordinary jewel has had a rich history passing through royal families in France, the Netherlands, England and Prussia since the 17th century.

Bacon painting sells for $45 million at Sotheby's
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# Expensive Bacon

Bacon painting sells for $45 million at Sotheby's

May 10th 2012, 2:34 PM 3,034 Views 12 Comments

The painting of the male nude by the Dublin-born artist had been expected to sell for between $30 million and $40 million.

The Scream sets auction record with $119m sale
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The Scream sets auction record with $119m sale

May 3rd 2012, 7:54 AM 3,057 Views 27 Comments

The pastel work was one of four Munch created of the image and was sold in its original frame.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Apr 21st 2012, 8:51 AM 4,422 Views 30 Comments

Good morning! Nine things to know this Saturday…

Occupy Wall Street plans protest at art fair
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# OCCUPY ART

Occupy Wall Street plans protest at art fair

Apr 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 1,406 Views 4 Comments

Internationally acclaimed Frieze Art Fair to be next target for Occupy movement.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 25th 2012, 11:00 AM 48 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

Artist's invisible ink signature revealed after 30 years
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# Invisible Ink

Artist's invisible ink signature revealed after 30 years

Feb 14th 2012, 5:14 PM 5,407 Views 14 Comments

Auction house Sotheby’s says it has uncovered the secret signature of a graffiti artist on a piece from 1982.

Slideshow: Rare jewellery auctions in Geneva reach record sales
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Slideshow: Rare jewellery auctions in Geneva reach record sales

May 19th 2011, 3:11 PM 1,879 Views 0 Comments

Sales of rare items, including jewellery owned by Wallis Simpson, have raised record prices at auction houses in Switzerland this week.

Wallis Simpson's smalls up for sale
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# Auction

Wallis Simpson's smalls up for sale

Mar 1st 2011, 1:07 PM 3,329 Views 0 Comments

Interest reported to be brisk in personal belongings of American divorcee who led British monarch to abdicate his throne.

Francis Bacon painting sells for €27 million
# Bringing Home The Bacon
# Bringing Home The Bacon

Francis Bacon painting sells for €27 million

Feb 11th 2011, 12:52 PM 1,230 Views 0 Comments

An anonymous buyer pays three times the pre-sale price at an auction in London.