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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.


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  &

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.

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