Leonard Joel

Australia's leading artists at affordable auction prices

Affordable paintings by many of Australia’s leading artists are the highlights of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming fine art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday March 21 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Included among the well-known names are Robert Dickerson, David Boyd, James Gleeson, Peter Booth, Charles Blackman, John Coburn, Hugh Sawrey, Pro Hart, D’Arcy Doyle and Clarice Beckett.

Works include Beckett’s Yacht at Sunset and Sherbrook, Doyle’s A Drive in the Countryside, Hart’s River Estuary and Sawrey’s The Blue at Criterion.

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Christian McCann Auctions

High end auction items follow business relocation

A 1.52-metre high Carrara marble figure is a major highlight of a forthcoming sale by Christian McCann Auctions, which has been asked by the home-based Alphacon Group to auction on site its collection of antique furniture, art and collectables.

The auction, from noon Sunday March 19 at 12-14 Caserta Drive Berwick, follows relocation of the business and sale of the property.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Gould collection an auction bonus for collectors

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly – Outlaw, 1955 carries the highest estimate ($1.2-$1.8 million) of the iconic works among the Robert Gould Collection earmarked for auction through Deutscher and Hackett from 7pm Wednesday March 15 at Sydney’s National Art School in Forbes Street, Darlinghurst.

Fascinated by the 19th century bushranger’s exploits, Nolan’s depiction of Kelly’s armoured mask as a black square has become internationally recognised.

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Leonard Joel

Muhammad Ali boxing gloves among auction collectables

A pair of boxing gloves and photograph, both signed by Muhammad Ali and complete with signed authenticity certificates, are major attractions at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming collectables auction from 2pm Thursday March 9 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction contains a range of interesting and collectable items including model cars and aeroplanes, cameras, sporting goods and bronze figures.

Of particular note is the Odin 29-note street organ in working order and a Rolling Stones display including a guitar signed by the band members.

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Mossgreen

Australian art patrons release collection to auction market

Tom and Sylvia Lowenstein are about to auction more than 250 paintings, works on paper and sculptures valued at $2 million as their firm Lowenstein’s Arts Management prepares for a new era.

The couple occupy a unique position in the Australian art world as patrons, collectors and close confidantes to many Australian artists and, through these relationships, have created a collection that represents the very best of modern and contemporary art.

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EJ Ainger

Melbourne historic mansion fittings bite the auction dust

Expensive fixtures once part of Melbourne’s largest late 19th century residence, Cliveden – and salvaged to reside in the dining room of the same name at the Pullman (formerly Hilton) Hotel built on the East Melbourne site – are the historic highlights of a massive E.J Ainger warehouse clearance auction from 11am Sunday March 5 at 16 Baker Street, Richmond.

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Leonard Joel

Auction end for historic jewellery collection

After 165 years, Australia’s oldest jeweller Kozminsky has closed while owner Kirsten Albrecht considers the next chapter in the company’s business development.

The forthcoming on site auction – from 11am Saturday March 4 at 421 Bourke Street, Melbourne – will be the largest single owner jewellery sale in Australia since the 1981 auction of the Claire McKinnon collection, with a conservative auction estimate of $1 million.

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EJ Ainger

18th century oak trunks and Dame Nellie Melba letter great auction finds

Two Scottish 18th century oak trunks and an 18th century oak and mahogany low boy are among the highlights at E.J Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday February 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Once again, the auction is a bonus for furniture lovers with an Australian cedar two-door bookcase, an Edwardian walnut mirror back sideboard and dining room suite bound to attract plenty of attention.

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Leonard Joel

The auction curtain closes on an historic Aboriginal art collection

Over the past 60 years, Europeans and Americans – not Australians - have been in the majority when it comes to significant collections of Aboriginal art.

Chief among them is Dutchman Thomas Vroom, who in the late 1980s first encountered Australian indigenous art in New York.

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Mossgreen

Finest ever decorative arts collection an auction for the ages

A William Moorcroft flambé Waratah exhibition vase dated 1939 adorns Mossgreen’s catalogue front cover – signifying the forthcoming auction of Australian journalist and businessman Trevor Kennedy’s massive decorative arts collection.

The vase is indicative of the quality of the items on offer and testament to Kennedy’s early interest in Australian history (from colonial times to the present day) and his zeal for collecting – helped by an enquiring intellect and years spent as the now defunct Bulletin editor, published from 1880 to 2008.

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