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posted 22 December 2021

Kerrie O'Brien, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 December 2021 Landscape painter Arthur Streeton ruled Australian art auctions in 2021, commanding the highest price for the year and taking out four of the top 11 sales. In a list dominated by dead, white, male artists, Streeton attracted a record-breaking $3 million for his work The Grand Canal (1908), which depicts Venice at the turn of the century and...

posted 17 December 2021

James Kirby, The Australian, 17 December 2021 Art investors have just racked up the best year since 2017 after a late rush in the auction rooms meant the sector could hold its own against bumper returns from shares and property. Joanna Strumpf of Sydney Gallery Sullivan and Strumpf suggests: “It didn’t start very well but as the year went on we realised that closed international borders meant...

posted 16 December 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 16 December 2021 The recognition of women artists, a return to the traditional and a growing interest in prints and multiples are among the trends of this stop-start and yet ultimately successful year in the art auction trade.

posted 2 December 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 2 December 2021 In December, the art auction circuit traditionally winds down. But these are far from typical times and this December the market is steaming ahead with back-to-back sales in an action-packed week before the year wraps up. Next Monday, Smith & Singer will privately auction a major Del Kathryn Barton painting three weeks after...

posted 18 November 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 18 November 2021 In the week after COP26 came to an end, it’s bitter-sweet that one of Australia’s major banks has announced that it’s selling its $10 million art collection to support projects that will help communities prepare for natural disasters in the face of climate change.