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Anonymous Donation to Castlemaine Art Museum Prevents Closure

3 August 2017

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The Age  |  Carolyn Webb

Syndicated: Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, WA Today

Shock and anger at the closure of the 104-year-old Castlemaine Art Museum turned to joy on Wednesday night.

White knight private donors have pledged $300,000 to save the key Castlemaine tourist attraction, which was slated for closure after the board said it had insufficient funds to continue operating.

Charles Blackman's 1953 Schoolgirl Masterpiece for Auction

27 July 2017

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Australian Financial Review | Peter Fish

A large Arthur Boyd oil which has twice attracted public admiration and two Brett Whiteley views of Sydney's Lavender Bay, where the artist lived from the 1970s, are among the highlights of a sale next month.

The Australian Financial Review | Peter Fish

A Demetre Chiparus bronze and ivory sculpture of a scantily clad woman 67cm high, Antinea, scored equal top price at a Sotheby's sale of Australian and European art and design in Sydney last week.

Australian Financial Review | Peter Fish

Paintings by John Perceval and Rupert Bunny and a Chiparus bronze and ivory figure stand out at Sotheby's Australia's upcoming sale of Asian, Australian and European arts and design.

Australian Financial Review |  James Cockington

There were some who predicted that the wristwatch would go the way of typewriters and videotapes. Not so. At Sotheby's Australia's May 23 Important Jewels auction a Rolex watch sold for $219,600 including buyer's premium, way above estimates of $80,000 to $120,000. This is claimed as a new record price for any watch sold at auction in Australia.

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