April 2023

Deutscher and Hackett

Iconic landscape painting sets tone for Australian art auction

Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) was renowned for providing an artistic commentary of Australia and its inhabitants during the 20th century – his paintings capturing both the essence of the country and the character of its people.

One, entitled Children Dancing, 1950, (lot 12) is at the forefront of Deutscher and Hackett’s forthcoming Melbourne auction from 7pm Wednesday May 3 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra with a catalogue estimate of $1.3-$1.6 million.  

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Gibsons Auctions

Australian billionaire auctions artworks and furniture

Seventeenth and 18th century furniture and contemporary artworks belonging to Chemist Warehouse billionaire owner Sam Gance will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday April 30 on site at 2 Struan Street, Toorak by Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions as he allows auction goers an inside glimpse of one of his multi-million-dollar properties.

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Leski Auctions

Unusual art deco collection to be auctioned in Australia

One of the most unusual art deco collections ever to come to auction in Australia is being offered from 12pm Sunday April 30 by Melbourne-based Leski Auctions at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The collector, who passed away unexpectedly, was a life-long passionate art deco devotee and the collection contains some of the most beautiful pieces ever made.  

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Gibsons Auctions

Renewed interest in neoclassical artist an Australian auction bonus

Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions has sparked collector interest in classical art with a painting entitled Egyptian Street Scene (lot 47) by Italian neoclassical painter Fabio Fabbi (1861-1946) – recognised as the last of the Orientalists.

With a catalogue estimate of $30,000-$50,000, the painting is a highlight of Gibson’s first Australian & International art auction for 2023 from 12pm Sunday April 16 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

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