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Blouin ArtInfo  |  Nicholas Forrest

Sotheby’s Australia will offer a repatriated Sidney Nolan painting entitled “Ned Kelly: Kelly and Horse” 1955 (estimate $300,000-400,000) as part of their May 13 Important Australian Art auction in Sydney. The painting has been in private hands in London for nearly sixty years.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Sotheby’s Australia appears to have comfortably exceeded its financial targets with its Sydney sale of arts and design last week, helped along by a couple of surprises.

Sotheby’s Australia decision to relaunch its Arts and Design sales in Sydney has paid dividends with the company’s April 15 Fine Asian, Australian, and European Arts and Design sale achieving a total of AU$2.3 million including Buyer’s Premium and figures of 73% by volume and 134% by value.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

SOTHEBY’S Australia tonight auctions a rare blanket made from platypus pelts. The 95cm by 125cm rug is one of only a very small number to have survived from the turn of the 20th century, when it was ­permissible to hunt the semiaquatic mammals.

Blouin Artinfo  |  Nicholas Forrest

Sotheby’s Australia has re-launched its Arts and Design sales in Sydney, the first of which will be the auction house’s April 15 Fine Asian, Australian, and European Arts and Design sale. Bringing together a wide range of objects including items of furniture, ceramics, silver, and some wonderful paintings, the sale is an eclectic affair with some notable highlights.

WorldAuction  |  Pierre Tavlitzki

After Cook's voyages, the activity of the British intensifies between Australia and New Zealand. The first governor of New South Wales, appointed in 1788, includes New Zealand in his territory.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Sotheby’s Australia has breathed new life into the furniture and decorative arts markets, re-launching the regular Sydney “dec arts” sales it abandoned almost a decade ago in favour of Melbourne. It is pledging to hold up to three such sales a year, probably alternating between the two capitals.

Sydney Morning Herald  |  James Cockington

The Asian segment represents the greatest area of growth in the world's auction markets. So it came as no surprise to see that Robert Bradlow, Sotheby's London-based specialist in Chinese ceramics and works of art, paid a lightning visit to Sydney and Melbourne in early February in search of consignments.

Australian Financial Review  |  Sophie Boyd

The re-emergence of a highly significant and presumed lost colonial artefact is causing excitement among collectors and historians in Australia and New Zealand.

Blouin Artinfo  |  Nicholas Forrest

Sotheby’s Australia’s April 1 Melbourne Important Jewels auction features a wide range of covetable pieces, ranging from contemporary designer pieces from the likes of David Webb, Cartier, and Tiffany & Co. to items of historical interest.

Design on the block

26 March 2014

ArtsHub  |  Assistant Editor

Modern design, jewels and an historical medallion are all up for auction.

Blouin ArtInfo  |  Nicholas Forrest

Celebrated Australian artist Russell Drysdale was one of the country’s least prolific artists, producing around 350 oil paintings during a career spanning four decades, which makes the Sotheby’s Australia exhibition of more than 40 of Drysdale’s paintings, which is currently on show at the auction house’s Sydney gallery, quite an extraordinary achievement.

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