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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.

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