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The Daily Telegraph  |  Elzaibeth Fortescue

IT was, says Sotheby’s Australia chairman Geoffrey Smith, “a jaw-dropping moment”. Here it was in his office, a Eugene von Guerard landscape painting whose whereabouts had eluded scholars for almost 150 years. And most unexpectedly of all, the picture had come back to Melbourne, where it was created, from Mexico.

Domain  |  Mary O'Brien

The world of art can be an intimidating place: cool galleries, confusing artworks, beautifully dressed people in the know.

Buying your first piece is like plunging off a cliff. Luckily, armed with good advice from some experts, you can avoid the pitfalls.

The first basic rule is to only buy original work that you love – after all you’re the one who will live with it.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A $3 million art collection from a former executive of Mars group and a rare early Russell Drysdale portrait owned by a one-time editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, are among the attractions at Sotheby's Australia's first auction of the year.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

A gold-rush era artwork by the grandfather of Australian landscape painting, Eugene von Guerard, which has been owned by the same family for five generations, is expected to sell for more than $1  million at auction next month at Sotheby’s in Sydney.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

It is 100 years this year since the birth of the nation’s most successful artist, Sid Nolan, and yet no Australian cultural institution has seized on this as an opportunity to stage an exhibition of his work.

Unusually, leading art auction house Sotheby’s has. At the company’s Sydney display room, a collection of more than two dozen rarely seen artworks has been hung on display chronologically.

The New Daily  |  David Spicer

Many of the greatest paintings by late Australian artist Sidney Nolan will be seen in public for the first time over the next two weeks.

A gallery in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has borrowed 30 of the artist’s works from private collections to mark the centenary of his birth next month.

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