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In a brazen suburban art heist, a thief has stolen an expensive painting from a Balmain home in broad daylight. Estimated to worth $200,000, the painting Comet by renowned New Zealand artist Colin John McCahon was stolen as the owner was moving house on Sunday. The opportunistic thief is believed to have stolen the artwork from inside the home on Beattie Street, Balmain.
It was rumoured to be the world’s most expensive painting, a Gauguin masterpiece bought by the Qatari royal family in a deal that had the art world agog. Now a High Court battle has revealed the secret dealings behind the sale, as a broker known as “the Mick Jagger of art auctions” sues for the £$10 million commission he says is rightfully his. Simon de Pury claims there was a “gentleman’s agreement” to pay him handsomely if he secured the sale of Nafea faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry), a study of two Tahitian girls painted by Paul Gauguin in 1892.
A treasured piece of New Zealand art, recently re-discovered after being lost to the art world for 100 years, will go under the hammer next month.
The existence of a portrait of former Auckland mayor Sir John Logan Campbell was only known about as its painter - Louis John Steele - was pictured in his studio in 1903 sitting in front of it.
Since then, it's been privately owned for more than 100 years, and never pubicly exhibited.
Russell Drysdale’s masterpiece Grandma’s Sunday Walk 1972 sold this week at auction in Adelaide through Mossgreen for a new artist’s record of $2.97 million against the pre-auction estimate of $1.8 to $2.2 million.
The Australian painter, who died in June 1981, achieved new fame with the sale, as the painting realised the sixth highest price at auction for an Australian artwork. It is also the highest price recorded at auction since the sale of Brett Whiteley's My Armchair, 1976 was sold by Menzies in October 2013.
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