September 2021

Gibsons Auctions

Melbourne auction reveals passionate collection of self-made businessman

Perhaps it was his humble and uncertain childhood that made the late Harry Oviss such a successful businessman.

In any event, his property and development ventures enabled him to indulge a passion for the arts and build a comprehensive collection of paintings, ceramics, designer furniture and jewellery that is now being auctioned online by Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions over three days from 11am Sunday October 3.

The sale will continue from 11am Monday October 4 and close from 10am Tuesday October 5.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Art has pulling power in Melbourne antiques and art auction

Several paintings by leading Australian artists including Cressida Campbell, Arthur Boyd and David Boyd are among the highlights of Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming French and English Antiques and Fine Art online sale from 12pm Sunday October 3.

Due to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions, all viewing is online with items to be sold by bidding online, over the phone or via absentee bids.  

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Philips Auctions

Melbourne auction wait worth it for online buyers

After waiting almost two months for the current Victorian COVID-19 lockdown to finish, Melbourne’s Philips Auctions has called an end to bidding on both its latest timed online Fine and Decorative Arts auction and Modern and Antique Jewellery sale from 12pm Friday October 1.

Items for both auctions can be viewed online only and purchase pickups arranged from 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern by contacting (03) 9509 6788.

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Menzies Art Brands

Andy Warhol to the fore in Australian print auction

With a catalogue estimate of $800,000-$1 million, Andy Warhol’s Queen Elizabeth II 1985 (lot 15) is the centrepiece of Menzies inaugural Prints & Multiples timed online auction due to finish at 8pm on Thursday September 23.

The work is a complete set of four colour screenprints from Warhol’s Reigning Queen series. The vibrantly coloured portraits explore the convergence of royalty and celebrity – presenting the Queen as an icon of our time – and are set to establish a record price for Warhol prints at an Australian auction.

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Leski Auctions

Australian football and racing highlighted in auction works

Leading Australian artist and graphic designer the late Joe Greenberg provides an unavoidable reminder of the impending 2021 Australian Football League and National Rugby League Grand Finals and Melbourne’s forthcoming Spring Racing Carnival through his football posters and artwork as auction goers to Leski Auctions Sporting Memorabilia gather for its online auction from 10am Monday September 20.

Auctioneer Charles Leski will address an empty room as buyers log in online or via absentee or telephone bidding for the 856 items on offer.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian clock collection an auction mecca

Christian McCann’s forthcoming online auction of the late John and Rose Barnham’s collection is a mecca for clock collectors.

Known affectionately throughout Melbourne’s auction rooms as JBX, John Barnham was an avid clock and watch collector and over many years had assembled a comprehensive international collection of timepieces.

Of the 708 lots on offer at Christian McCann Auctions sale from 12pm Sunday September 12 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford, 20 per cent (or 139) are clocks or watches.

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