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Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

If Sotheby’s Australia was out to impress the new owner of the international operation which bears the venerable name, its latest $14 million Sydney auction can’t have done it any harm.

Visual Arts Hub  |  Staff Writer

Sotheby’s Australia has announced that a collection of treasures from the estate of Colleen McCullough will go to auction later this month.

Broadsheet  |  Caitlyn Batterham

An exhibition of cutting-edge contemporary photography at the Monash Gallery of Art. The Bowness Photography Prize, in conjunction with the MGA Foundation, has been recognising visionary contemporary Australian photographers since 2006.

1874 Geelong Gold Cup

30 July 2019

Onle Melbourne  |  Geelong Gallery

Geelong Gallery is delighted to mark a major acquisition from a private collection via Sotheby's Australia and the return of Edward Fischer's The 1874 Geelong Gold Cup after 145 years.

Time + Tide  |  Nick Kenyon

Next month, Sotheby’s Australia are hosting their Important Jewels Auction in Melbourne, with a catalogue that includes a small collection of watches ... After passing the catalogue around the office this morning, there are a couple of standout pieces that were T+T team favourites.

Visual Arts Hub  |  Gina Fairley

A painting measuring just 22cm by William Dobell has sold this week at Auction just shy of $1M, lifting spirits across the market.

Tiny William Dobell Portrait on Cardboard Listed for $80,000 sells for Almost $1 million

10 April 2019

ABC News  |  Michaela Boland


A mystery buyer has paid nearly $1 million for a tiny portrait listed for $80,000 at a Sydney art sale, drawing gasps in the auction room as bidding soared.

Merimbula News  |  Christine McGinn

The family of owner/trainer William James "Bill" Murrell has put the 1959 victory nine-carat gold cup on auction at Sotheby's Australia with expectations it will fetch up to $60,000.

The Daily Telegraph  |  Jacqui Taffel, Wentworth Courier

A new international record for a Garry Shead painting under the hammer was set at yesterday’s auction of Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond’s art collection. The Shead painting, titled The Bearers (Queen of Suburbia), 1997, had a pre-auction estimate of $350,000 — $450,000 and sold for $439,200. Two other works sold for significantly higher than their estimates — Brett Whiteley’s Nude Beside the Basin, 1963, estimated at $350,000 — $550,000, sold for $829,600, including buyer’s premium, and House and Native Tree by Howard Arkley sold for $207,400, high above the estimated $80,000 — $120,000.

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