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Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

More than $30 million worth of art is about to cascade onto the Australian auction market, marking the end of a year that should show the first significant turnover improvement since the collapse of the art boom almost a decade ago.

The Australian  |  Matthew Westwood

Albert Tucker’s Images of Modern Evil paintings are among the creepiest pictures in Australian art, being his response to the physical and moral corruption brought about by World War II.

Art critic Robert Hughes regarded the paintings as formative moments in Australian modernism, and while they weren’t ­immediately popular, most of the 29 extant pictures are today in major public collections.

MSN Australia

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The 1964 Melbourne Cup has fetched $140,300 at auction in Sydney.

The nine-carat gold trophy, won by New Zealand horse Polo Prince, has been held in a private Queensland collection since 1999.

Thoroughbred News

Sotheby’s Australia on Tuesday sold at auction the 1964 Melbourne Cup, which was won by New Zealand horse Polo Prince (NZ).

The sale price doubled its low estimate and sold to a room bidder for $140,300 (estimate $70,000-90,000).

Melbourne Cup Trophy Sold

26 October 2017

Breeding Racing

The 1964 Melbourne Cup has been purchased by an anonymous buyer for $140,300 at an auction in Sydney, reports news.com.au. Sold by Sotheby's, the nine-carat gold trophy, won by New Zealand-bred stayer Polo Prince, has been held in a private Queensland collection since 1999. It is believed the buyer paid more than $50,000 over the estimated sale price.

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