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SH148 - Australian and International…Shapiro Gallery, 162 Queen St, Woollahra, SydneyThursday 17 May 2018

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  • Ray Hughes' collection a portrait of a man

    Ray Hughes' collection a portrait of a man

    by Peter Fish | The Australian Financial Review | 9 May 2018 . . From Australian paintings by acclaimed figures like Fred Williams and William Robinson to tribal wares, Afghan rugs and European art – and much else besides – the late Ray Hughes was a man of multiple enthusiasms who… Read more

  • Ray Hughes - A Life with Art

    Ray Hughes - A Life with Art

    . . Ray Hughes, who opened his first gallery in Brisbane, Australia in 1969 never brought an object into his home that lacked visual impact. His collecting habits were never on trend nor polite, but they were carried out with a passion and vigour that few collectors in Australia or further… Read more

  • Down to the wire - new work by Alison Coates

    Down to the wire - new work by Alison Coates

    Jacqui Taffel | Wentowrth Courier | Arts & Entertainment | Thursday 12 April 2018 Read more

  • A Corporate Collection of Australian Art

    A Corporate Collection of Australian Art

    On Tuesday 20 March at 6.30pm Shapiro Auctioneers will auction the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection from the Sydney and Melbourne offices of an International corporate entity. The auction catalogue has 120 lots which were purchased from leading galleries in both Sydney and Melbourne… Read more

  • Pompei collection shines a light on early Australiana

    Pompei collection shines a light on early Australiana

    by Peter Fish | Australian Financial Review | Saleroom | Wednesday 8 November 2017 You would anticipate a few surprises in the collection of a couple who live in a lighthouse keeper's cottage and operate a highly rated seaside pizza and gelato restaurant. . And you'd certainly find them… Read more

  • The Sally and Shane Thompson Collection of Contemporary Art

    The Sally and Shane Thompson Collection of Contemporary Art

    . . Akin to a biography of their lives and distance travelled together over 35 years, The Sally and Shane Thompson Collection of Contemporary Art is informed by a shared aesthetic. Many collections to appear on the market in recent years have a similarity, yet this collection stands distinct,… Read more

  • Markdale's pioneer family property goes to auction

    Markdale's pioneer family property goes to auction

    The Sydney Morning Herald | NSW News | Thursday 4 May 2017 . The unrivalled pioneering history of one of Australia's great country families – the Ashton family of Markdale – is about to go under the hammer for the first time in a century. Markdale rose to prominence over four… Read more

  • How to Buy a Diamond at Auction

    How to Buy a Diamond at Auction

    If you are in the market for a new diamond ring, whether an engagement ring or simply something special, auctions are an ideal resource to consider. Shapiro Auctioneers offer an array of styles of different ages, metals, designers and price points. With three curated jewellery auctions a year,… Read more

  • ‘Modest Luxury’ by Décor Associates: 1960s Hollywood Glamour comes to Sydney

    ‘Modest Luxury’ by Décor Associates: 1960s Hollywood Glamour comes to Sydney

    ‘Understated elegance…bordering on opulence’ Opulence, glamour, quality and luxury were the bywords of Sydney interior design firm Décor Associates (1959-89). Although the names of Warren ‘Tom’ Harding and David Lorimer may today be largely forgotten,… Read more

  • Got a Light?

    Got a Light?

    A MAN SHOULD HAVE AN OCCUPATION OF SOME KIND, AS LADY BRACKNELL SAID, AND DUNHILL MADE THE BEST EQUIPMENT FOR THE BUSINESS OF SMOKING. By David Meagher | WISH Magazine | News | October 2016 If you must smoke, you should at least look good doing it. While that might seem like a contradiction… Read more