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The Daily Telegraph  |  Jacqui Taffel, Wentworth Courier

A new international record for a Garry Shead painting under the hammer was set at yesterday’s auction of Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond’s art collection. The Shead painting, titled The Bearers (Queen of Suburbia), 1997, had a pre-auction estimate of $350,000 — $450,000 and sold for $439,200. Two other works sold for significantly higher than their estimates — Brett Whiteley’s Nude Beside the Basin, 1963, estimated at $350,000 — $550,000, sold for $829,600, including buyer’s premium, and House and Native Tree by Howard Arkley sold for $207,400, high above the estimated $80,000 — $120,000.

Australian Art Sales Digest  |  David Hulme & Brigitte Banziger

Sotheby’s Australia presented their last fine art sale of 2018 with two catalogues; the first catalogue was set aside specifically for the sale of 14 artworks owned by Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond. The catalogue allowed a glimpse of exactly where some of these artworks by John Brack, Garry Shead, Arthur Boyd and Yvonne Audette were displayed in his opulent Sydney harbour home.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

With an estimated $10 million plus of art about to go under the hammer, Sotheby's is set to dominate the Australian art auction stakes for the second year in a row. Among a plethora of big names, its line-up for the auction includes no less than five Brett Whiteleys, five Sidney Nolans and six Arthur Boyds, plus a John Brack and Jeffrey Smart consigned by Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond.

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