Smith & Singer

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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.

2GB 873AM  |  Ross Greenwood

Ross Greenwood speaks to the Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia Geoffrey Smith about a major art auction taking place next week. (Audio)

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

With no less than four major paintings by Jeffrey Smart and three by Fred Williams, Sotheby’s Australia has been wheeling out the big guns for its spring sale later this month.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

An old Chinese cupboard and a gaggle of ducks by a noted German artist were the odd couple that took out the equal top scores of $100,000-plus at Sotheby’s Australia’s latest arts and design auction.

Gourmet Traveller

Making a five-star hotel feel like home is the challenge under way at The Langham Sydney - though four months and $30 million is a fine start.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

A JEFFREY Smart “mystery paint­ing” has surfaced in Sydney after having been owned by the same family since it was bought from South Yarra Gallery in Melbourne 42 years ago.

Blouin ArtInfo  |  Nicholas Forrest

Sotheby’s Australia has brought together an eclectic range of desirable art and objects for their July 29 Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction in Melbourne.

Australian Auction Review  |  Richard Brewster

Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design Melbourne auction will highlight the painting Ans Ufer (Enten) by German artist Alexander Koester, famous for his painting of ducks.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Bristling weaponry, paintings and fine Asian furniture will be on show at Sotheby’s Australia in Melbourne from July 24, prior to going under the hammer on Tuesday, July 29.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Last week’s sale of the Tom Roberts’s portrait Miss Minna Simpson at an auction record for the artist of close to $1 million could signal a reawakened interest in Australia’s Heidelberg School artists as well as highlighting what may well be a shift in sentiment towards more ­traditional paintings.

Australian Art Sales Digest  |  David Hulme & Brigitte Banziger

A large number of the 101 lots at Sotheby’s on budget day bore low estimates, promising a cut to prices. The venue of choice, the aptly named Treasury Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, raised the hopes of many to bag some bargain art on the night.  International auctioneer Martin Gallon was in fine form and brimming with confidence, and in the end did not deliver any cuts at all: with 113.5% sold by value and 71.3 % sold by volume, the evening brought a total of $5,569,910 IBP. 

The Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Even a towering effort by the late Fred Williams couldn’t save Bonhams’ important fine art sale in Sydney on Monday, with a big tally of unsold paintings heading back to disappointed vendors and only a handful of respectable prices.

But the Sotheby’s Australia sale the ­following night – the night of Treasurer Joe Hockey’s “horror” budget – was seemingly a world apart, recording exceptional prices and artist records.

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