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ABC News | Michaela Boland
One of Australia's greatest painters of the human condition, Charles Blackman, has died in Sydney surrounded by family a week after celebrating his 90th birthday.
Australian Financial Review | Michael Bailey
Charles Blackman, one of Australia's most important and collectible post-war artists, died on Monday morning. He had turned 90 a week before.
Arthur Boyd Masterpiece Debuts for Auction at Sotheby’s Australia13 August 2018
Geoffrey Smith, Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia commented: ‘Arthur Boyd’s Drowned Bridegroom (1959) makes its auction debut at Sotheby’s Australia this August in Sydney, 60 years after the work was painted and first exhibited. Drowned Bridegroom is one of the most powerful, tender and monumental of the entire ‘Bride’ series by Boyd, which articulated his deep concern for social, political and psychological complexities that faced Indigenous Australians during the 1950s. This compelling painting is anticipated to break the current artist record Sotheby’s Australia achieved in August 2012 with Bride Running Away (1957-1958) realising $1.68 million, surpassing the previous record of $1.2 million for Frightened Bridegroom (1958) which we established in 2011.’ (228.51 KB)
Sotheby's Australia will be presenting Grace Cossington Smith’s masterpiece for the first time at an auction, this August.
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design10 August 2018
On 24 October 2018, Sotheby’s Australia will present an extraordinary selection of works of fine and decorative arts as part of its Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design sale. Positioned as Australia’s pre-eminent arts and design auction, this sale assembles exemplary ceramics, furniture, glass, paintings, sculpture, works on paper, silver, and objects of virtu, selected for their outstanding quality, rarity, beauty and historical significance. Of singular importance, the works define and contribute to our understanding of our multi-cultural nation and the treasures it houses. (216.37 KB)
Sotheby’s Australia Dazzles with Record Result of $2.93 Million for a Jewels Auction in Australia9 August 2018
Sotheby’s Australia’s auction of Important Jewels & Watches achieved $2.93 million, the highest ever total for a jewels and watches auction in Australia. The record-setting sale was the first auction to be held in Sotheby’s Australia’s newly restored heritage building in Collins Street, Melbourne, and featured a superb selection of diamonds, coloured diamonds and precious gemstones, including magnificent pieces of signed jewels by the most celebrated international jewellers and watchmakers. Demand for creations by Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Emil Meister, Hublot, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tiffany & Co., saw many items sell above estimate, with 6 lots selling for over $100,000. (227.89 KB)
Australian Financial Review | Peter Fish
Like her or hate her, no one could argue Del Kathryn Barton's paintings lack detail. But Barton's Farewell, which kicks off Sotheby's art sale this month, packs in five women plus assorted rabbits, birds and cats amid branches and foliage.
Results | Important Jewels & Watches | Melbourne 8 August 2018 | Top Lots8 August 2018
Time+Tide | Felix Scholz
Auctions can be funny things. Most of the time the coverage around watch auctions tends towards the record-breaking headlines – the most expensive this, that or the other. But sometimes, thanks to the fact that auctions tend to be a crystallisation of market forces, you can find a hidden gem. Which might just be what lot 179 at tomorrow’s (the 8th of August) Sotheby’s Australia Important Jewels and Watches sale will be.