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Australian Financial Review  |  Michael Bailey

Charles Blackman, one of Australia's most important and collectible post-war artists, died on Monday morning. He had turned 90 a week before.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

​Like her or hate her, no one could argue Del Kathryn Barton's paintings lack detail. But Barton's Farewell, which kicks off Sotheby's art sale this month, packs in five women plus assorted rabbits, birds and cats amid branches and foliage.

Time+Tide  |  Felix Scholz

Auctions can be funny things. Most of the time the coverage around watch auctions tends towards the record-breaking headlines – the most expensive this, that or the other. But sometimes, thanks to the fact that auctions tend to be a crystallisation of market forces, you can find a hidden gem. Which might just be what lot 179 at tomorrow’s (the 8th of August) Sotheby’s Australia Important Jewels and Watches sale will be.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

An array of vintage pocket watches is about to hit the Melbourne market – a relatively rare offering of several hundred examples that is likely to attract great collector interest. And judging by the attention given to some of the lots at a Sydney preview it could attract a number of new buyers. After all, who would have thought a meticulously worked gold, gem-set or enamelled pocket watch by an eminent 19th century maker could be found for less than $1000?

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Sotheby's July auction in Melbourne promised an array of Asian, Australian and European arts and design, but it was a Chinese piece – a curious wooden "moon" flask extensively carved in a naturalistic manner – that topped the sale with a sky-high $87,840.

Australian Financial Review  | Peter Fish

An extensive collection of Galle and Daum Nancy glass owned by a wealthy Sydney retailing family comes on the market this month in a sale believed to be the largest offering of these wares in Australia.

Sydney's best hotels

3 July 2018

Gourmet Traveller

Whether it's breathtaking views you're after or five-star amenities, there's a Sydney hotel for you. Here are the city's premier addresses, as seen in the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide.

The Australian  |  Ashleigh Wilson

In 1959, an energetic young painter decided it was time to make a change. Brett Whiteley hated “art being governed by the logic of businessmen”, so he quit his job at a Sydney advertising company to focus on his own work.

Crowe's Divorce auction

24 February 2018

7 News

Russell Crowe is set to part with some of his most prized possessions. [video news bulletin]

Daily Mail  |  Ben Hill

A chariot from Gladiator, a violin from Master and Commander and a $100,000 diamond ring: Russell Crowe is to sell prized possessions worth $3.6MILLION at auction as part of his divorce

The Daily Telegraph  |  Matthew Benns

OSCAR winner Russell Crowe is having a multimillion-dollar auction of his most prized possessions, with a catalogue listing called “The Art of Divorce”.

The sale at Sotheby’s will feature items from his most famous movies — including a chariot from Gladiator — as well as watches, Australian art, and jewellery belonging to ex-wife Danielle Spencer.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

An impressive collection of coloured Lalique glass put together by the late owner of the Lowes retail empire, Hans Mueller, and his wife Gertrud will come on the auction market next month and is certain to draw international interest.

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