September 2019

Menzies Art Brands

Menzies auction in strong art market

As Menzies chief executive officer Justin Turner confidently predicts a continuing upward trend in Australia’s secondary art market – based on strong performances over the past 12 months – the auction house prepares itself for a Sydney sale on September 26 hoping to achieve more than $8 million in revenue if all goes well.

“The real estate market also appears to be turning and there are a lot more apartments for sale than there are good paintings (of which supply is finite),” he said.

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Gibsons Auctions

Melbourne design auction gives everyone a go

With many of Gibson’s Auctions Melbourne-based 20th Century Designs auction pieces carrying catalogue estimates under $1000, auction goers are presented with the perfect opportunity to purchase quality items that will not only adorn their homes but provide many hours of viewing delight.

The auction will be held from 2pm Sunday September 22 at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

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Leski Auctions

Rare Australian clock auction testimony to a fascinating past

Legendary Australian businessman and underworld figure John Wren (1871-1953) – made famous thanks largely to a fictionalised account of his life in Frank Hardy’s 1950 novel Power Without Glory and remembered from the early 1900s for his Johnston Street, Collingwood horse racing gambling venture which eventually earned him $40,000 a year – will make an unforgettable impression on Leski Auctions forthcoming Fine and Rare Clocks sale.

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EJ Ainger

"Fossilised" auction a good way to deal with old age

“Fossilised” might be a good way of describing E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday September 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Not that the auction house is so old that its remains have gentrified, it is just that a collector has decided to part with his fossil collection and entrusted Aingers to conduct the sale.

Some of the fossils date back 120 million years to the Cretaceous Age and feature Ammonite specimens from Madagascar.

Others are a collection of 40 million-year-old shark teeth from a large predator named Otodus.

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Philips Auctions

Exotic art deco bronzes exhibit Melbourne auction appeal

Two 1930 exotic bronze and ivory dancers (lots 83 and 100) by Austrian artist ‘Gerdago’ (1906-2004) and belonging to a prominent Melbourne identity are among the more appealing highlights of Philips Auctions Fine and Decorative Arts sale from noon Sunday September 8 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

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