Deutscher and Hackett

Surgeon's love of Hermannsburg Aboriginal watercolours ends up as an auction bonanza

It’s almost 2400 kilometres from Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital to the Hermannsburg Mission west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory – but for Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon and collector the late John Hart (1937-2014) it was only a hop, step and a jump.

A renowned nature lover, bibliophile, fine wine connoisseur and enthusiastic art and map collector, John headed up the hospital’s orthopaedic unit from 1980 to 2003.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Rare Australian paintings hit auction market aftere 40 years

Art collectors and enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to obtain paintings not seen on the Australian secondary market for more than 40 years when Melbourne-based Phil Caldwell begins an online auction of major investment and decorator art pieces from 11am Sunday October 16 at his new showrooms at 36A Hartnett Drive, Seaford.

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Gibsons Auctions

So much art from which to choose at Australian October auctions

Auction goers will be treated to a plethora of Australian and international art choices on Sunday October 16 in Melbourne when Gibson’s Auctions adds its selection of more than 260 paintings to other art auctions on the day.

Gibson’s Auctions will hold its sale from 12pm at 885-889 High Street, Armadale and from lot 1 – well-known Melbourne bohemian artist and restaurant owner the late Mirka Mora’s (1928-2018) The Sisters 1963 – collectors and first time buyers should be absorbed.

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Menzies Art Brands

Top international and Australian artists in Australian print auction

Some of the world’s and Australia’s best artists – including Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – are represented in Menzies forthcoming Prints & Multiples live online auction from 6.30pm Wednesday October 12 at the company’s Sydney gallery at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

While the Picasso work is a soft ground etching entitled Jeune Femme Surprenant le Reflet d’une Hirondelle dans son Miroir 1936 (lot 32), Warhol’s is a colour screenprint of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger (lot 15) completed in 1975.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Iconic Australian photographer's collection goes under the hammer

Australian photographer the late Joyce Evans (1929-2019) not only was revered internationally as the “doyenne of Australian photography” – she also was an art historian, gallery director, curator, collector and lecturer.

Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia just before her death for her service to the photographic arts, Joyce had an enviable collection of photographs by other leading Australian shutter bugs that will be auctioned as a timed online sale closing from 7pm Tuesday October 11 by Deutscher and Hackett at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Heidelberg School painter makes a major impression in Australian auction collection

Thirty-five paintings by Heidelberg School Australian impressionist artist John Llewellyn Jones (1866-1927) will be auctioned as part of the Tracey and Anthony Muston collection of quality antiques and art on site in their country estate at 40 Hyde hill Road, Harkaway from 12pm Sunday October 9 by Christian McCann Auctions.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Jones studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School before becoming an early member of Box Hill artists’ camp, established in 1885.

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Philips Auctions

Australian winery collection to tempt auction goers

Melbourne-based Philips Auctions timed online sale – due to finish from 12pm Monday September 19 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern – has a litany of interesting lots to entice auction goers.

First up are the items from Gordon Cope-Williams Cope Williams Winery at Romsey in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges which the trustees now wish to sell.

Cope-Williams took Sydney socialite Lady Storey as his second wife after her husband died and together they built a considerable collection of art and antique furniture.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian antique dealer gives up his auction treasures

After more than 40 years selling antiques, Melbourne-based Roy Williams has decided its time wind up the retail arm of his business and has asked Christian McCann Auctions to handle the sale from 12pm Sunday September 18 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford .

Trading as Roy’s Antiques in Clifton Hill, Williams is an icon of the Australian industry, writing two books and hundreds of magazine articles on antiques.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Australian icons auction paintings to send collectors into a spin

Seven highly valuable paintings from the collections of two icons of Australian media and advertising should really send art collectors and investors into a spin when Deutscher and Hackett holds its important Australian and International Fine Art auction from 7pm September 14 at its Sydney 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington venue.

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Leski Auctions

Two-day Australian decorative arts auction one to remember

Melbourne-based Leski Auctions is rapidly building a massive reputation for memorable two-day Decorative Arts & Collectables sales and its forthcoming auction is no exception with the auction house talking about it as a series of smaller individual categories to make it easier for auction goers to digest.

All up there are 1604 lots with 790 being auctioned on the first day – from 10am Saturday September 10 – and the remainder from the same time the following day at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

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