The Sydney Morning Herald | Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer
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Exhibition at Smith & Singer of Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Sally Ross, Witnesses Strong Demand27 November 2020
The opening week of Sally Ross’ first solo exhibition at Smith & Singer has met with a resoundingly positive response. Ross’ breakthrough new works – her largest to date – will continue to be on show in our Melbourne galleries at 14-16 Collins Street until 18 December 2020. (625.68 KB)
A Major Exhibition of New Works by Renowned Contemporary Australian Artist, Criss Canning25 November 2020
Smith & Singer is delighted to announce that following three days of showing in our Melbourne premises, our second solo-exhibition of paintings by renowned contemporary Australian artist, Criss Canning, has almost sold out – with fourteen of the fifteen available works placed on the first day. Vibrant, meticulous and alluring, Canning’s still life subjects are widely and appropriately celebrated by public institutions and private collectors throughout the world. These major new compositions will be on show in our Melbourne galleries at 14-16 Collins Street until 18 December 2020. (448.48 KB)
Smith & Singer November Auction Totals $6,446,250, with 88.78% Sold by Value20 November 2020
On Wednesday night, at Smith & Singer’s Important Australian & International Art auction in Sydney, bidders from across Australia and the around the world competed vigorously for the works of art on offer. (851.18 KB)
Influencers Who Changed Our Views14 November 2020
The Australian | Imogen Reid
A 1960 painting by one of Australia’s most treasured artists is estimated to sell for up to $650,000 in a coveted auction where some of the nation’s rarest artworks will be placed under the hammer. Bids for John Olsen’s People Who Live in Victoria Street, a painting of “decorative chaos” featured in Smith & Singer’s Important Australian & International Art exhibition, are expected to start at $450,000. Spanning more than a century, the pieces will form an event comprising examples of the nation’s most renowned collections. Open for viewings in Sydney on Wednesday, it will be a precursor to the auction in the city’s eastern suburbs on November 18.
Smith & Singer Present an Exhibition and Auction of Australian & International Art13 November 2020
Le Courrier Australien | Yves Hernot
Exposition du 11 au 18 novembre 2020, de 10h à 17h au 30 Queen Street, Woollahra (Sydney), NSW
Vente aux enchères le 18 novembre 2020 à 18h30 au National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra (Sydney), NSW. La vente aux enchères aura lieu à Sydney le 18 novembre 2020 au Conseil national des Femmes Juives d’Australie, au 111 Queen Street, Woollahra à 18h30. Parmi les points forts de cette vente, citons l’extraordinaire A Southern View, Olinda (1933) d’Arthur Streeton, lot 14, estimation 300 000–500 000 $, voir photo et Lysterfield Landscape de Fred Williams (1968) lot 8, estimation 450 000–650 000 $ .
Rediscovered Masterpieces by Arthur Streeton & Fred Williams Emerge for Auction at Smith & Singer11 November 2020
Today, a poignant and salient canvas by Arthur Streeton that has remained hidden in the same private collection since 1933, will be exhibited alongside Fred Williams’ masterful, Lysterfield Landscape (painted in 1968 and last seen publically in 1976), for the first time in Smith & Singer’s Sydney galleries. (317.07 KB)
The Estate of the Late Veronica (Vera) Kolman Consigned by Smith & Singer11 November 2020
A select group of works from the discerning collection of the late Veronica (Vera) Kolman will be offered within the forthcoming auction of Important Australian & International Art at Smith & Singer on 18 November 2020. For Gary Singer, CEO & Director of Smith & Singer, the consignment of the Kolman Estate holds a special personal significance. (716.00 KB)
The Love of Bunny's Life Now Top Lot for Smith & Singer4 November 2020
Financial Review | Gabriella Coslovich
Collectors will be spoilt for choice this month as a succession of headline-grabbing artworks go under the hammer as the auction year winds up [...] Smith & Singer has consigned a few gems of its own [...] Rupert Bunny’s haughtily elegant portrait of his companion and muse, the French artist Jeanne-Heloise Morel, could set a new record for the artist. Estimated at $800,000 to $1.2 million, the sumptuous Portrait of Mlle Morel, from 1895, is the star work in Smith & Singer’s 74-lot final auction of the year.
A Love Story is Behind this Belle Epoque Masterpiece Headed to Auction2 November 2020
ARTFIXdaily | Anon.
In 1892, Rupert Bunny fell in love with an art student, Jeanne Heloise Morel, forever changing the young artist's life and work. A canvas at auction this month is the first, major full-length portrait by Bunny of Morel, painted tenderly by her fiancé and revealed to the public at the epicentre of art at the time – the Salon, Paris, 1895. John Longstaff, one of Bunny’s closest friends and fellow Australian artist living and working in Paris recalled: ‘I remember … the very night they met, and how he fell in love with her at first sight. She was a regular Dresden china girl with a deliciously tip-titled nose.’ Smith & Singer will present this landmark work for sale this November 18. Of remarkable personal significance to the artist and bearing distinguished provenance from some of Australia’s most renowned collectors, Portrait of Mlle Morel (1895) represents one of the most important paintings – by one of Australia’s most celebrated artists – remaining in private ownership.