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Sothebys Australia

Rare Chiparus figure to flush out auction collectors

A rare Demétre Chiparus figurine is a major highlight of Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction from 6pm Tuesday October 24 in Sydney at The Hughenden 14 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The circa 1925 Dancer of Kapurthala has been held in the distinguished South Australian Angas family collection for more than 90 years.

With a catalogue estimate of $80,000-$100,000, the direct inspiration source for the alluringly slender figure appears to be the Spanish flamenco dancer Anita Delgado.

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First time works to spark intense auction interest

Charles Blackman’s The Pink 1953 – acquired directly from the artist’s solo exhibition of that year and held in a private collection ever since – will be auctioned for the first time in Sotheby’s Australia’s forthcoming Important Australian Art sale from 6.30pm Wednesday August 16 at Intercontinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

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Long lost Streeton painting among auction treasures

Arthur Streeton’s And the Sunlight Clasps the Earth 1895 has been recently re-discovered after being hidden from public view in a Tasmanian private collection for almost a century and will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia as part of its Important Australian Art auction from 6.30pm Wednesday November 23 at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

The work is a significant painting from Streeton’s most revered series of Australian impressionist subjects.

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Historic gold items spark auction interest

Gold is the underlying theme for Sotheby’s Australia October Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design October sale when three significant historic gold items are put up for its latest Sydney auction.

In a reminder that the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival is now in full swing, the first gold offering is the 1985 Melbourne Cup won by What a Nuisance – notable because it was first time the event had been attended and the cup presented by a member of the royal family.

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Significant Namatjira painting at auction for first time

The largest and most significant work by Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira ever offered for auction is set to create a new world record price when Sotheby’s Australia holds its Important Australian Art sale from 6.30pm on Wednesday August 31 at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

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Designer jewellery has auction appeal

Sotheby’s Australia’s latest designer jewellery auction is bound to appeal to auction goers looking for that individual or memorable piece.

One of the major highlights of the auction, from 6pm Tuesday August 9 in the InterContinental Sydney at 117 Macquarie Street, is an impressive selection of jewels by the designer Cartier.

The catalogued cover depicts a platinum and diamond panther ring with a rotating head and eyes accented with pear-shaped emeralds (lot 129).

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Diverse international arts and design auction to bring the crowds

Fifteen Fred Williams etchings dating from 1954-1967 from the Raymond and Diana Kidd collection will be a strong highlight of Sotheby’s Australia’s forthcoming diverse international arts and design auction from 6pm July 19 at The Hughenden, 14 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

Acquired during the 1970s and 1980s, the etchings show the great craftsmanship and skill of one of Australia’s greatest landscape artists.

The collection includes works by Australian modern masters Charles Blackman, Robert Dickerson, Jon Molvig, Sidney Nolan, William Robinson and Tony Tuckson.

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Important auction paintings by iconic artists

Several important paintings by iconic Australian artists are expected to generate strong buyer interest at Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Important Australian Art sale from 6.30pm Tuesday November 24 at the InterContinental Sydney 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

One is Arthur Boyd’s Sleeping Bride, which has been tightly held in the same collection for almost 50 years.

The painting forms part of Boyd’s extraordinary “Love Marriage and Death of a Half-Caste” series whose themes were later extended to the “Bride” works.

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Rare paintings in Sotheby's Australia auction

More than 100 art works with an estimated value of $5.9 million to $8.2 million are being offered at Sotheby’s Australia Important Australian Art sale from 6.30pm Tuesday August 25 at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street in Sydney.

The auction features a strong selection of historical, modern and contemporary Australian art.

Of particular note is Sidney Nolan’s The Emu Hunt 1949 – never before exhibited in Australia since it left Australian soil more than 60 years ago.

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Minter Ellison collection an auction highlight

Items from leading Australian law firm Minter Ellison will be a major highlight of Sotheby’s Australia’s Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction from 6pm Tuesday July 21 at the InterContinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

The collection comprises an impressive selection of Australian photography and contemporary art with works by artists such as Adam Cullen, Max Dupain, Bill Henson, Akio Makigawa, Rosemary Laing, Robert MacPherson, Tracey Moffatt, Patricia Piccinini and Imants Tiller.

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