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Newcastle Herald  |  Jim Keller

Newcastle art dealer and gallery owner Mark Widdup has expressed regret that a chance for a Hunter public gallery to own an important William Dobell work has been missed.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

As the nation’s art auction houses draw the shutters on a busy year, sales figures reveal a dynamic buyers’ market in an industry that’s working harder for the money. With just a few small sales outstanding this year, total artwork transactions at auction were $102 million, about 8 per cent down on last year.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

Charles Blackman’s Alice in Wonderland oil The Game of Chess set an auction record for the artist at Sotheby’s Australia’s final Important Australian art sale of the year at Sydney’s ­Inter­Continental Hotel last night.

The Daily Examiner

THE Grafton Regional Gallery is calling for the community to help fund the purchase of a 19th century painting of the Clarence River.  The impressionist work, Susan Island on the Clarence River, Grafton, is up for auction in Sydney tomorrow.

Australian Auction Review  |  Richard Brewster

Arthur Streeton’s And the Sunlight Clasps the Earth 1895 has been recently re-discovered after being hidden from public view in a Tasmanian private collection for almost a century and will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia as part of its Important Australian Art auction from 6.30pm Wednesday November 23 at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

Sotheby's Australia has pulled a rabbit from the hat for its Sydney fine art sale on November 23, with an early Charles Blackman taking the million-dollar top billing at the auction, amid a refined offering of works by artists ranging from Brett Whiteley and Arthur Streeton to a pre-World War II Herbert Badham Centennial Park scene.

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

Sotheby’s Australia is expecting a record $1 million-plus sale for Charles Blackman’s iconic Alice in Wonderland painting, The Game of Chess, at auction in Sydney on November 23.  The oil-on-board depicting Alice and the White Rabbit playing chess at a table has been on loan to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, for seven years but the owner, who lives abroad, has decided to sell and the Art Gallery of NSW is considered a likely buyer.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A solid gold 1881 horse racing trophy once owned by media giant Kerry Packer is one of two unique race cups on offer at a Sydney auction this month. The other cup, also in gold but dating from 104 years later, was presented to the winner of the Melbourne Cup by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1985, during their only visit to the event.

The Advertiser  |  Louise Nunn

Syndicated: The Courier-Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun,, Perth Now

A SOLID gold colonial horse racing trophy made in South Australia and owned over the years by Australian high-flyers in business and the media, will be auctioned in Sydney this month. The 1881 Adelaide Hunt Club Cup, crafted by Adelaide’s leading silversmith Henry Steiner, is expected to fetch between $160,000 and $220,000 at Sotheby’s Fine Asian, Australian and European Arts and Design auction on October 25.

Herald Sun 

Synidcated: 9 News, Adelaide Advertiser, The Australian, Cairns Post, The Courier-Mail, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, The Mercury,, NT News, Perth Now, Townsville Bulletin, The Weekly Times,

Won by What a Nuisance and presented by Prince Charles the 18 carat gold 1985 Melbourne Cup is up for sale.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A bumper sale at Sotheby's Australia, which saw two paintings fetch a total of more than $3 million amid a host of other impressive prices, appears to have put the auction house in pole position to dominate the annual art auction tally for the first time in six years.

Australia Plus  |  Kathryn Magann

Pelelangan karya-karya seni milik seniman Australia mencapai rekor baru setelah penjualan yang dilakukan di Sydney hari Rabu (1/9/2016) malam.

Rumah lelang Sotheby melelang dengan judul Important Australian Art dan menghasilkan $8.96 (sekitar Rp 89 miliar) dengan sedikitnya empat karya seni mencapai rekor baru penjualan bagi seniman pembuatnya.

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