The business of fine art has received a boost with news of the reopening of Anderson's Auctions on Belfast's Antrim Road.
The auction house will hold monthly auctions starting May 30 which will be overseen by art dealer and auctioneer Michael Flanagan, who has 40 years of experience in the sector. He'll be joined by David Kearney, who has more than 20 years experience in the business.
In addition to face-to-face bidding, the auctioneers will also offer live online bidding during each auction at www.aarta.co.uk.
"This means that people with an interest in Irish art across the world can now make bids for work on sale here in Belfast. We will also offer extended viewing times, day and evening from the Saturday before each auction.
"The frequency of our auctions will greatly increase the opportunity for buyers to purchase works of art in Ireland."
He said the first auction has already attracted a number of big names from the world of art.
He said the company was committed to paying customers within 10 day of selling art.
"Our auction means that buyers of all incomes can come along and take the opportunity to bid for a piece that they like."