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Making a five-star hotel feel like home is the challenge under way at The Langham Sydney - though four months and $30 million is a fine start.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

A JEFFREY Smart “mystery paint­ing” has surfaced in Sydney after having been owned by the same family since it was bought from South Yarra Gallery in Melbourne 42 years ago.

ALEXANDER KOESTER (1864-1932), Ans Ufer (Enten)

28 July 2014

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Blouin ArtInfo  |  Nicholas Forrest

Sotheby’s Australia has brought together an eclectic range of desirable art and objects for their July 29 Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction in Melbourne.

Australian Auction Review  |  Richard Brewster

Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design Melbourne auction will highlight the painting Ans Ufer (Enten) by German artist Alexander Koester, famous for his painting of ducks.

Japanese Swords, Ttanto, Tsuba, Menpo and Kabuto

25 July 2014

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Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Bristling weaponry, paintings and fine Asian furniture will be on show at Sotheby’s Australia in Melbourne from July 24, prior to going under the hammer on Tuesday, July 29.

The 1886 South Australian Coursing Club Waterloo Cup

10 July 2014

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Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Last week’s sale of the Tom Roberts’s portrait Miss Minna Simpson at an auction record for the artist of close to $1 million could signal a reawakened interest in Australia’s Heidelberg School artists as well as highlighting what may well be a shift in sentiment towards more ­traditional paintings.

Australian Art Sales Digest  |  David Hulme & Brigitte Banziger

A large number of the 101 lots at Sotheby’s on budget day bore low estimates, promising a cut to prices. The venue of choice, the aptly named Treasury Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, raised the hopes of many to bag some bargain art on the night.  International auctioneer Martin Gallon was in fine form and brimming with confidence, and in the end did not deliver any cuts at all: with 113.5% sold by value and 71.3 % sold by volume, the evening brought a total of $5,569,910 IBP. 

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