Don’t forget the small print

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Red Landscape by Colin Middleton

With auctions all over the world now accessible to Irish art collectors, the game has changed irreversibly, but make sure you do your homework before getting involved, writes Ros Drinkwater.

If the rarefied calm of Kildare Street is disturbed over the next few weeks, it’s all in a good cause: de Veres is planning a major revamp which will see its premises at No 35 metamorphose into a boutique auction house.

“While the market is performing strongly, there is less urgent need for a quick return on investments, so collectors are reluctant to consign paintings by the artists most in demand – Yeats, Henry, Osborne,...

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