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Financial Review  |  Gabriella Coslovich

Collectors will be spoilt for choice next week as more than $16 million in art goes under the hammer at Deutscher and Hackett, Smith & Singer, and Bonhams. No fewer than four million-dollar-plus paintings by blue-chip artists will be offered – three of them by Smith & Singer.

The Sydney Morning Herald  |  Stephen Crafti

Furniture from the post-war period saw a number of great proponents, with many European designers making their mark in Australia.

One of the most acclaimed is cabinet-maker and artist Schulim Krimper, described as the “Gio Ponti” – an Italian designer of great note – of Australia by Geoffrey Smith, chair of Smith and Singer (formerly Sotheby’s Australia).

The Sydney Morning Herald  |  Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

More than 100 years ago, upstairs in the Athenaeum on Collins St, a painting of a girl in the outback sat next to a masterpiece.

What the Little Girl Saw in the Bush - its subject standing by a fencepost, spying on two fairies frolicking in the lush Australian landscape - was exhibited at Frederick McCubbin’s first solo exhibition directly beside The Pioneer, the artist’s monumental work soon to be snatched up by the NGV and become one of the country’s most recognised, admired and loved images.

Exhibitions Now Open

20 February 2021

Toorak Times  |  Mick Pacholli

To celebrate 15 years of the Bowness Photography Prize MGA has partnered with Smith & Singer to showcase the 15 previous recipients during PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography. 

John Kelly’s Kangaroo Meets a Cow That Won’t be Branded

5 February 2021

The Australian  |  Imogen Reid

When Australian artist John Kelly, known for his artistic take on the humble cow, was struck down with a severe strain of flu and hospitalised for months, a special meeting took place as his hospital bed became his art studio [...]

As he prepares to unveil a ­series of works at the launch of auction house Smith & Singer’s 2021 exhibition program in Melbourne on February 15, Kelly ­reveals the story behind the show, Something Old Something New Something Borrowed Something Blue.

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