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posted 7 September 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 7 September 2022 Big-ticket items often get most of the attention at art auctions. Works by the likes of Smart, Streeton, Whiteley, Williams. But go looking beyond these towering figures, go wandering through the underbrush so to speak, and you may find historical gems and remarkable stories. Deutscher and Hackett’s auction next Wednesday in...

posted 25 August 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 25 August 2022 Jeffrey Smart’s famed portrait of his friend Germaine Greer is on the market for the first time since it was painted in 1984. With an estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million, the work, which was recently on loan to the National Gallery of Australia for its Smart retrospective, could well set a new auction record for the artist. It...

posted 4 August 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 4 August 2022 Seven fresh records, including one that has propelled modernist painter Margaret Preston into the half-million-dollar club, have made the first of the Cbus art collection auctions a resounding success. Preston’s Coastal Gums, 1929, a brilliant spray of red blossoms from the native Corymbia ficifolia tree, sold for $500,000 (hammer),...

posted 25 July 2022

Kerrie O'Brien, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 2022 An extraordinary collection of Australian art, including works by Arthur Streeton, Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston and Brett Whiteley, is about to go to auction with an estimated value of $9 million. It’s being sold by the Construction and Building Unions Superannuation (Cbus), one of Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds, and was put...

posted 20 July 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 20 July 2022 The second big corporate collection to go under the hammer this year goes on view in Melbourne from Thursday ahead of its highly anticipated auction next week. Superannuation fund Cbus is selling off its entire art collection across four auctions at Deutscher and Hackett, launching with the sale of 100 “highlights” next Wednesday...