posted 19 December 2017

Completing a record year of seasonal and single owner fine art auctions, Deutscher and Hackett has taken market leadership with auction sales of $37,043,000. This represents only the fourth occasion when an Australian art auction house has reported sales in excess of $37,000,000.The highlight of the year was the extraordinary auction of  Important Works of Art from the Estate of the late James O...

posted 16 September 2017

Betheny Hiatt, The West Australian, 16 September 2017The oldest known sketch of a Perth street scene is going under the hammer. The watercolour and pencil sketch depicting St Georges Terrace in 1837 is expected to fetch more than $200,000 when it goes to auction in Sydney on Wednesday.VIEW FULL ARTICLE

posted 31 August 2017

Business Insider Australia, Simon Thomsen, 31st August 2017The late James Fairfax delivered one final act of generosity last night, raising more than $10 million to help a range of children’s charities.The former John Fairfax Ltd chairman died in January this year, aged 83, having spent 71 of those years collecting art by some of Australia’s greatest painters.VIEW FULL ARTICLE

posted 31 August 2017

The Sydney Morning Herald, Linda Morris, 31st August 2017A bucolic scene of rural Victoria by Eugene von Guerard​ has reached one of the highest auction prices for the colonial artist, selling for a smidge under $2million, twice its conservative market value.VIEW FULL ARTICLE

posted 31 August 2017

The Australian, Emily Ritchie and Matthew Westwood, 31st August 2017Sentiment might be cooling in Sydney’s housing market but the art market remains buoyant with significant paintings in the collection of late media mogul James Fairfax fetching well above expectations at auction last night.The Cell Block Theatre at Sydney’s National Art School was packed to the brim with art lovers and keen...