The finest and most comprehensive private collection of Art Deco glass ever to be auctioned in Australia.
The collection was assembled with determination, perseverance and discernment over a 60 year period and consists of over 130 items designed by René Lalique between 1914-1939, including vases, bowls, mascots and statuettes.
One of the finest private collections of Australian music history to be auctioned in recent years, the sale includes some of the musical instruments collected by, and used during, Kirk Pengilly’s career with INXS.
The sale offers a diverse collection of significant works by key practitioners. Ferdinand Preiss was a master of the Art Deco style. His detailed and refined sculptures epitomise the dynamism, elegance and glamour of the period. A rare 1858 oil painting of Sandridge Railway Jetty and Pier, Melbourne, Victoria provides an insight into the shipping and commerce of early Melbourne. From the late 1940s though to the 1960s Schulim Krimper was a master craftsman in furniture design, and became a leader in modernist furniture design in Australia.
RUSSELL CROWE: THE ART OF DIVORCE
A selection of major works from the private collection of Russell Crowe will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia on 7 April 2018. A date of particular significance as both the actor’s birthday and wedding anniversary.
The sale represents the dispersal of a highly personal collection that was assembled by Crowe over many years, including those shared with his former wife, Danielle Spencer.
The Russell Crowe Collection comprises important paintings by some of Australia’s most significant historic, modern and contemporary artists, furniture, movie memorabilia, musical instruments, watches and sporting memorabilia.
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