Auction Wrap from Sydney to New York

12 May 2016

The Denis Savill Collection of Australian Art went under the hammer by Sotheby’s Australia on Tuesday evening followed by the Australian & International Art sale the following night. Savill’s collection was not exactly “fresh”. Around 90% of the works had been to auction over the last 20 years with many exposed in the past two years. The most successful lots were Sidney Nolan's River-Bank 1964 (Lot 40 ) which sold for $1.35 million hammer against estimates of $600,000 to $900,000 and Charles Blackman's The Ceremony (Lot 29 ) which made $500,000 (estimate $250,000 to $300,000). The collection grossed $5,355,678 or 86.7 per cent by volume and 183.8 per cent by value. Full Results

Sotheby's Important Australian & International Art realised an exceptional $8.87 million including buyer’s premium with 71.6% sold by volume and 121.6% sold by value.  The combined May sales realised a total $14.2 million, the highest auction result for Sotheby’s Australia since May 2007. The highlight of the evening was Fred Williams’ Hillside Landscape No. 1 (1966) selling for $1,830,000 (estimate $1 - $1.2million), the highest priced Australian painting sold at auction since 2014. John Brack's Two Running Girls 1959 raced to $1,647,000 (estimate $1,000,000-1,200,000) and Christmas Lilies 1955 bloomed with a result of $488,000 (estimate $200,000-300,000). Full Results

On the international stage, Christie's major sale of postwar and contemporary art at Rockefeller Center in New York scored $318.4 million on Tuesday evening, 10th May. The most expensive lot of the night was a large Untitled canvas by Jean-Michel Basquiat, dating from 1982 The final price was $57.3 million, a new record for the artist at auction. Full Results

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Giles Alexander in NYC

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What started as a metaphorical stroll in the Northern woods of his past is beginning to bloom into a Soho strut in Manhattan. Giles Alexander's pre antipodean life is baring fruit right now as his work hangs in a survey show shoulder to shoulder with the vanguard of American realist painters of the past half century.

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The Indigenous Art Market - An Insider's Observation

3 April 2017

by Ralph Hobbs
Published by Aboriginal Art Directory 
5 April, 2007

Aboriginal Art Directory's article by N\H Director, Ralph Hobbs, The Indigenous Art Market: An insiders observation is a hard-hitting and pragmatic insight into a market that has seen enormous highs and lows—but remains strong and progressive and will always be of profound importance to the cultural history of Australia.

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Nanda\Hobbs Art Rental

23 February 2017

The N\H art rental team continues to breathe new life into boardrooms, lobbies and meeting rooms across corporate Australia—with exceptional works of art. If you’d like us to visit your business and discuss ideas for your walls—obligation free—please contact us.

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