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News and Opinion

A piece of furniture which sold in a Leonard Joel decorative arts auction in Melbourne for $3210 on May 24, 2010 is being promoted as the star piece of a Mossgreen sale of Australian Antiques and Historical Collectables on June 3 in Melbourne, with estimates of $250,000 to $300,000.
Ray Hughes: 45 years of adventure in the art trade
24-Apr-2014

Cursing myself for running late, I hurry through the door at Beppi’s. What’s the point of life lived at such a harried pace? And yes, I know, it’s also rude to my lunch guest. In this case, the man kept waiting is Sydney art dealer Ray Hughes, who I’m taking out to lunch to celebrate his 45 years in the ­picture trade, writes Katrina Strickland in The Australian Financial Review Magazine.

Collectors alerted to online art ripoff
21-Apr-2014

Consumers risk being ripped off by a website selling artworks and prints at more than 10 times their market value, an art expert warns. David Hulme said art collectors should avoid making purchases from Chartfords, an online gallery that operates in Britain with a head office in Canada.

 

Museum Te Papa and Chinese buyers bring waimarie pai* to lengthy auction
By Terry Ingram on 16-Apr-2014 (Exclusive to the AASD)

Chinese buyers paid one staggering and several top notch prices  at Sotheby's Australia auction of Fine Asian, Australian and European Arts and Design in Sydney on April 15, writes Terry Ingram.

Their bidding was still the major contributor to the $2.29 million gross which represented 134.15 per cent by value and 72 per cent by lot and compared with estimates of $1.71 million to $2.54 million.

Dorrit Black’s prices erupt
By David Hulme & Brigitte Banziger on 16-Apr-2014 (Exclusive to the AASD)

A spectacular eruption in the prices for works by Dorrit Black was witnessed at Bonhams The Grosvenor School and Avant-garde British Printmaking sale in London on 15th April.

Dorrit Black in fact did witness the eruption of Mount Etna in Sicily in 1928 and created this linocut print of her experience (lot 107). 

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