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Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A rare large work by Australian ­modernist Grace Cossington Smith from a private collection is to be offered in November, with hopes of setting a new record for the artist.

Blue chips post records

10 September 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald  |  James Cockington

Competition for the Australian fine art dollar is as intense, in its own refined way, as a Geelong v Hawthorn grudge match.

Towards the end of last month the battle of the Jeffrey Smarts took place between two of Australia's biggest auction houses.

The Age |  Luc Wiesman

Syndicated: The Brisbane Times, The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald & WA Today

This story was originally published on D'Marge

While lunching with a clever friend, he let me in on a few secrets about buying watches at auction. We're not talking about eBay here, but at the likes of established auction houses.

Smart, Williams

28 August 2014

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

With a host of new artist records set and a sold ratio of a relatively healthy 75 per cent by volume, Sotheby’s sale of Australian and international art on Tuesday rates as a significant success.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

ART buyers proved bullish at Sotheby’s Australia’s winter ­auction in Sydney last night where six artist auction records fell and 75 per cent of 95 offered lots sold for $6.26 million, the best result since May last year.

Australian Arts Sales Digest  |  Terry Ingram

A work considered as Australia's answer to Monet's water lilies struggled at the sale by Sotheby's Australia of Important Australian and International Art in Sydney on August 26.  But a painting of a warehouse and trucking park attracted intense competition and made a hammer price in the region of $¾ million, the highest price lot in the sale.

D'Marge  |  Luc Wiesman

While Friday lunching with a clever friend he let me in on a little secret about buying watches and engagement rings at auction. In this instance we’re not talking about eBay, but at the likes of established auction houses where sellers are not called promisenotfakewatch123.

The Age, The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, WA Today   |  James Cockington

Jeffrey Smart was born in Adelaide in 1921 and first exhibited his paintings there in 1941. He was obviously destined for fame. When Smart was born his father, a local property developer, named a street in a new estate in Hawthorn after him.

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