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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Visit us at Sydney Contemporary - Stand G01, 7-10 September

9 August 2017

Nanda\Hobbs is excited to present five of our outstanding artists at the 2017 Sydney Contemporary for 7-10 September. Giles Alexander, Nicholas Blowers, James Drinkwater, Louis Pratt and Paul Ryan will be exhibiting their latest work at Stand G01. 

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Congratulations to Manning Art Prize finalists - Laura Matthews, Gria Shead, Matthew Quick

31 July 2017

Congratulations to N\H artists...Laura Matthews, Gria Shead and Matthew Quick - selected as finalists in the 2017 Manning Art Prize at the Manning Regional Art Gallery. The theme is "Naked and Nude". 

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Congratulations to Jonathan Dalton—2017 Archibald finalist, and James Drinkwater—2017 Wynne finalist at the Art Gallery NSW

24 July 2017

Artists, Jonathan Dalton and James Drinkwater have both been selected for the most coveted and renowned art prizes in Australia. Dalton is a finalist in the Archibald Prize and Drinkwater is a Wynne Prize finalist. Winners announced on Friday 28 July.

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