The Australian | Ashleigh Wilson
Geoffrey Smith makes it his business to know the minds of collectors. And while the pandemic has been a strange time for all, those lucky enough to be surrounded by art have found themselves developing a renewed appreciation for their collection during lockdown.
“They’re spending more time at home, looking at what’s hanging on the wall,” said Smith, chairman of fine art auction house Smith & Singer. “Never has there been a time when art has been more important than now.”
As galleries start to open their doors around the nation, auction houses are preparing to welcome buyers back into their showrooms after a long period of absence.