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The Langham, Sydney closed its famous Kent Street doors in July, 2014 to undertake a $30 million grand transformation which will re-deliver this landmark hotel as Sydney's most exclusive harbourside address, on December 2, 2014.

D'Marge  |  Mike Huynh

Sotheby’s will be auctioning an exclusive Mercedes-Benz SL-Class bonnet designed and signed by Jean Paul Gaultier tonight. The bonnet features the French fashion designer’s unique interpretation of his signature blue stripes emblazoned across the classic SL design.

The Sydney Morning Herald  |  James Cockington

Syndicated: The Age, Money Matters

The best known of John Kelly's quirky cows sits stranded upside down in a tree near the Docklands stadium in Melbourne. Cow up a Tree is a monumental work, some eight metres high, which was previously exhibited on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

The Advertiser  |  Patrick McDonald

Syndicated: The Australian, The Courier Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun  & News.com.au

HANS Heysen’s only large-scale painting of the 1912 bushfire which devastated Hahn-dorf is expected to fetch up to $250,000 at auction next month.

The Age  |  Louise Bellamy

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

There's a haunting image of Australian artist, Robert Dickerson, recently turned 90 , as a young boy at Bourke Street School, Hurstville, New South Wales, in Grade 6. It's  1936, he's second row from the back, and the caption reads: boys with shoes were placed in the front row.

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.

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