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posted 30 November 2022

Riah Pryor, The Art Newspaper, 30 November 2022 Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Untitled (Seated female figure with long yellow hair), 1921/22 This striking work was created by the German-born artist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, who escaped Nazi Germany only to be interned in camps in New South Wales and Victoria in Australia (via the Huyton internment camp near Liverpool, England), before becoming a grammar...

posted 24 November 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 24 November 2022 With the auction year almost at an end, fresh and noteworthy works keep coming to market. The first five lots in Deutscher and Hackett’s sale in Melbourne next Thursday night are all new to auction, chief among them a classic Howard Arkley painting of a suburban house, as well as works by Jeffrey Smart, Arthur Boyd, Charles...

posted 26 October 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 26 October 2022 Another great Australian corporate art collection has come to an end. The last parcel of superannuation fund Cbus’s collection was dispersed by Deutscher and Hackett last week, in the final of five auctions this year. The collection of 310-artworks featuring headline artists including Arthur Streeton, Sidney Nolan, and Fred...

posted 19 October 2022

Windobi, 19 October 2022  There were no fireworks in September prior to the big fall sales, but it delivered solid results for the mainstays of international auction houses. Sotheby’s tapped actor Robert Pattinson of Twilight famous for its latest Contemporary Curated sale, and three of its selections made the list of top lots of the month. Willem de Kooning’s Untitled abstract work from around...

posted 21 September 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 21 September 2022 Cost of living pressures? Nowhere to be seen at Deutscher and Hackett’s auction last week. Collectors splashed out more than $10 million on art, fuelling five new artists’ records, and quieting fears about a post-lockdown market slump. The discretionary budgets of Australia’s wealthiest are clearly strong enough to fund travel...