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The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

As the nation’s art auction houses draw the shutters on a busy year, sales figures reveal a dynamic buyers’ market in an industry that’s working harder for the money. With just a few small sales outstanding this year, total artwork transactions at auction were $102 million, about 8 per cent down on last year.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

Charles Blackman’s Alice in Wonderland oil The Game of Chess set an auction record for the artist at Sotheby’s Australia’s final Important Australian art sale of the year at Sydney’s ­Inter­Continental Hotel last night.

The Daily Examiner

THE Grafton Regional Gallery is calling for the community to help fund the purchase of a 19th century painting of the Clarence River.  The impressionist work, Susan Island on the Clarence River, Grafton, is up for auction in Sydney tomorrow.

Australian Auction Review  |  Richard Brewster

Arthur Streeton’s And the Sunlight Clasps the Earth 1895 has been recently re-discovered after being hidden from public view in a Tasmanian private collection for almost a century and will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia as part of its Important Australian Art auction from 6.30pm Wednesday November 23 at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Award Winning Australian Landscapes

15 November 2016

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Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Sotheby's Australia has pulled a rabbit from the hat for its Sydney fine art sale on November 23, with an early Charles Blackman taking the million-dollar top billing at the auction, amid a refined offering of works by artists ranging from Brett Whiteley and Arthur Streeton to a pre-World War II Herbert Badham Centennial Park scene.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

Sotheby’s Australia is expecting a record $1 million-plus sale for Charles Blackman’s iconic Alice in Wonderland painting, The Game of Chess, at auction in Sydney on November 23.  The oil-on-board depicting Alice and the White Rabbit playing chess at a table has been on loan to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, for seven years but the owner, who lives abroad, has decided to sell and the Art Gallery of NSW is considered a likely buyer.

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