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Australian Financial Review | Peter Fish

Famous artists like John Brack and Fred Williams were almost outshone by lesser lights Lin Onus and Justin O'Brien at a Sotheby's Australia's sale in Sydney on Tuesday, judging by the size of the margins paid above the auctioneer's pre-sale estimates.

The Australian | Michaela Boland

The art market hasn’t quite ­returned to heady pre-GFC levels but the collection of late Macquarie Bank co-founder David Clarke last night helped Sotheby’s Australia achieve its best auction result since May 2007.

Blouin ArtInfo | Nicholas Forrest

Sotheby’s Australia’s April 28 art auction comprises 111 works and has a total estimate of $9.08 million to $12.3 million, making it one of the most significant sales of art to have ever been held in Australia. The auction includes The David Clarke AO Collection of Australian Art + Important Australian Art which is one of the most significant private collections of Australian art assembled in recent decades. The sale will be conducted by Lord Mark Poltimore, Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, who has strong ties with Australia from his time as the Chairman of Christies in Australia from 1998-2000.

The Sydney Morning Herald  |  James Cockington

Syndicated: The Age, The Brisbane Times, The Canberra Times, WA Today, Money Manager

Only Brett Whiteley and Fred Williams come close among Australian artists whose work regularly makes the big, big money at auction, so Sotheby's are understandably excited about John Brack's First Daughter — not seen in public since 1971 — which the auction house is selling off in Sydney next week.

Brack on the block

21 April 2015

Money Manager | James Cockington

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

In most lists of the best-selling Australian artists at auction, John Brack comes in the top five, if not the top two. Brett Whiteley is his main rival for top spot.

Jeweller Magazine | Stephanie Chan

A rare gemstone, said to be the largest natural yellow sapphire to ever be offered at auction in Australia, will go under the hammer next month.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Dame Nellie Melba was a big as the Beatles in her heyday around the 1900s. Now the diva's treasures are to going on sale.

Australian Gourmet Traveller  |  Eliza O'Hare

If it's true that you can judge a hotel by walking through the foyer, then just a couple of steps across the white marble floors of the revamped The Langham Sydney promises a luxurious stay indeed.

Herald Sun  |  Peter Coster

Not only are seven paintings by Jeffrey Smart being offered for sale by Sotheby’s on Tuesday night, two are among his best work and have never been seen in an auction room.

Blouin ArtInfo  |  Nicholas Forrest

Sotheby’s Australia’s November 25 Important Australian and International Art sale includes major works by Brett Whiteley, Jeffrey Smart, Fred Williams, Hans Heysen, and Rupert Bunny.

The Australian Financial Review  |  Jessica Sier & Misa Han

Ten of Jeffrey Smart’s paintings will be auctioned over the next few weeks, providing a test of whether the early-year buzz surrounding the late artist has been sustained.  Seven paintings will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s on Tuesday night, ranging from pieces from the 1940s to works on the eve of his death last June.

891 ABC Adelaide

A Hans Heysen painting, showing a 1912 bushfire at Hahndorf, is up for auction next week.  The oil painting depicts a desperate horse rider and residents trying to save a cottage, using a firebreak, as the fire roars over the hill.

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