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John Kelly’s Kangaroo Meets a Cow That Won’t be Branded

5 February 2021

The Australian  |  Imogen Reid

When Australian artist John Kelly, known for his artistic take on the humble cow, was struck down with a severe strain of flu and hospitalised for months, a special meeting took place as his hospital bed became his art studio [...]

As he prepares to unveil a ­series of works at the launch of auction house Smith & Singer’s 2021 exhibition program in Melbourne on February 15, Kelly ­reveals the story behind the show, Something Old Something New Something Borrowed Something Blue.

The Sydney Morning Herald  |  Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer

Samuel (Sam) Cullen was a pre-eminent Sydney businessman, vice-chairman of Sotheby’s Australia from 2010 to 2016, art collector and philanthropist. An old-school gentleman and a lifelong Sydneysider, he was instrumental in ensuring the future of leading girls school SCEGGS Darlinghurst in the 1970s, and for repatriating the highly significant Lindt collection of Indigenous portraits.

Influencers Who Changed Our Views

14 November 2020

The Australian  |  Imogen Reid

A 1960 painting by one of Australia’s most treasured artists is estimated to sell for up to $650,000 in a coveted auction where some of the nation’s rarest artworks will be placed under the hammer.  Bids for John Olsen’s People Who Live in Victoria Street, a painting of “decorative chaos” featured in Smith & Singer’s Important Australian & International Art exhibition, are expected to start at $450,000.  Spanning more than a century, the pieces will form an event comprising examples of the nation’s most renowned collections. Open for viewings in Sydney on Wednesday, it will be a precursor to the auction in the city’s eastern suburbs on Nov­ember 18.

Smith & Singer Present an Exhibition and Auction of Australian & International Art

13 November 2020

Le Courrier Australien  |  Yves Hernot

Exposition du 11 au 18 novembre 2020, de 10h à 17h au 30 Queen Street, Woollahra (Sydney), NSW

Vente aux enchères le 18 novembre 2020 à 18h30 au National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra (Sydney), NSW.  La vente aux enchères aura lieu à Sydney le 18 novembre 2020 au Conseil national des Femmes Juives d’Australie,  au 111 Queen Street, Woollahra  à 18h30.  Parmi les points forts de cette vente, citons l’extraordinaire A Southern View, Olinda (1933) d’Arthur Streeton, lot 14, estimation 300 000–500 000 $,  voir photo et Lysterfield Landscape de Fred Williams (1968) lot 8, estimation 450 000–650 000 $ .

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