Time + Tide | Nick Kenyon
Last time I covered a Sotheby’s Australia auction, it was my first time attending a watch auction, and while there were a number of highlights, the sale was heavily weighted towards jewellery. In December, however, Hamish Sharma, the Head of Jewels at Sotheby’s Australia, and his hardworking team have produced a sale that not only has more watches but includes a number of very rare pieces that may have never hit the public market in Australia before.
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Time + Tide | Nick Kenyon
Financial Review | Peter Fish
If Sotheby’s Australia was out to impress the new owner of the international operation which bears the venerable name, its latest $14 million Sydney auction can’t have done it any harm.
New Record of $13,917,150 for a November Sale of Important Australian Art at Sotheby’s Australia21 November 2019
Last night at Sotheby’s Australia’s auction of Important Australian Art bidders in the room, on the telephones and online competed fiercely to secure the exceptional survey of Australian art on offer. Outstanding results were achieved for traditional, modern and contemporary Australian artists, confirming the depth of demand for fine Australian art. (502.4 KB)
Australian Impressionism Placed Centre-Stage at Sotheby’s Australia’s Forthcoming Auction13 November 2019
On 20 November 2019, Sotheby’s Australia will offer several exceptional works of Australian Impressionism, led by a trio of works from Australia’s most cherished painters of the period – Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and John Russell. (575.2 KB)
Two Masterpieces by Brett Whiteley Lead Sotheby’s Australia’s November Important Australian Art Auct12 November 2019
In eight days, Sotheby’s Australia will have the honour of offering two of the most significant Brett Whiteley works seen in recent years at auction. The pair will be presented with a combined high estimate of $2.2 million and are shining examples from the œuvre of one of Australia’s greatest artists. (336.4 KB)
Contemporary Masterpieces by Howard Arkley Lead Sotheby’s Australia’s November Sale1 November 2019
Howard Arkley's Day-Glo, Popist images of eastern suburb houses are indisputably iconic. Tracing their heritage to the artist’s trailblazing 1992 exhibition, Howard Arkley: Mix n Match, these works build on the motifs central to that series, compounding his love of the everyday Australian interior, while permanently enlivening the genre in Australia and around the world. (622.8 KB)
Collections, Including Property from the Estate of the Late Colleen McCullough AO Achieves $676,49030 October 2019
Collection of Renowned Philanthropist and Patron totals $2,343,651 at Auction24 October 2019
Last night at Sotheby’s Australia, a packed salesroom vied for lots from The Rae Rothfield Collection, setting 46 records and realising a total of $2,343,651. By the end of the auction, 171 lots had sold – achieving a sold rate of by value of 153.35%. (692.9 KB)
Visual Arts Hub | Staff Writer
Sotheby’s Australia has announced that a collection of treasures from the estate of Colleen McCullough will go to auction later this month.
Broadsheet | Caitlyn Batterham
An exhibition of cutting-edge contemporary photography at the Monash Gallery of Art. The Bowness Photography Prize, in conjunction with the MGA Foundation, has been recognising visionary contemporary Australian photographers since 2006.