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  • Sculthorpe sale sure to lure its share of stickybeaks

    Sculthorpe sale sure to lure its share of stickybeaks

    By James Cockington | The Sydney Morning Herald | Money | Tuesday 2 June 2015 The doors of late composer Peter Sculthorpe's home will be opened for an auction of his estate this weekend. Peter Sculthorpe composed much of his music in a sun-filled studio leading to this small, intimate… Read more

  • Jeffrey Smart set to storm Shapiro Auctions sale

    Jeffrey Smart set to storm Shapiro Auctions sale

    By Peter Fish | The Australian Financial Review | Saleroom | Thursday 23 April 2015 A couple of interesting Jeffrey Smart works should add sizzle to a Shapiro Auctions art sale at Sydney's Woollahra Hotel on April 30. Lovers of Smart's signature "expressway" images will savour the early work… Read more

  • How often do you see an orange diamond?

    How often do you see an orange diamond?

    The Australian Financial Review | Magazine | April Issue 2015 A sparkle of what's to come in Shapiro's forthcoming Fine Jewellery and Luxury Design Auction on Tuesday 19 May 6pm. Catalogue available online two weeks prior to auction date. Read more

  • The Mackay Collection of Australian Pottery

    The Mackay Collection of Australian Pottery

    Cultural objects may be valued for their creative design, historical associations and for the emotional response that they evoke. My collection of Australian ceramics is important for all three of these reasons. Individual pieces and their stories – whether my story, the story of the potter,… Read more

  • Neglected artform shaping up for saleroom success

    Neglected artform shaping up for saleroom success

    By James Cockington | The Sydney Morning Herald | Money | Wednesday 18 February 2015 For sale at Shapiro auctioneers in Sydney next week is a one-owner collection of 35 works of Australian contemporary sculpture. It is rare indeed to see collections of sculpture for sale, especially… Read more

  • NED KELLY: SACRED AND PROFANE

    NED KELLY: SACRED AND PROFANE

    The reputation of Donald Friend has risen as the perspective of his place in Australian art of the 20th century has deepened. His was a career marked by early promise and fanfare and a well documented decline into ornament. Unlike Ian Fairweather, who was lionized for his ascetic wanderings,… Read more

  • Brett Whiteley and Martin Sharp

    Brett Whiteley and Martin Sharp

    Homage to Van Gogh... Before there was Marlon Brando or Elvis Presley, there was Vincent Van Gogh. To the war baby generation of Sydney artists, the first encounter with bohemian excess, derailed passion and probably beards and corduroy pants was embodied by Kirk Douglas in “Lust for… Read more

  • Legacy of the Whitlam Era

    Legacy of the Whitlam Era

    Artist's Action and the Griffin Collection The recent celebration of the life of Gough Whitlam served as a reminder of the close relationship between the politician and the arts community. Paintings by Coburn, Nolan, Inson and Ball, all originally purchased from Labor fundraisers Artists… Read more

  • Rachel Griffiths' Designer wares to be auctioned

    Rachel Griffiths' Designer wares to be auctioned

    a little bit of Hollywood glamour to be found among an upcoming collection of designer wares at Woollahra's Shapiro Gallery. by Lucy Macken | Sydney Morning Herald | Domain News | 10 November 2014 In an upcoming collection of designer wares at Woollahra's Shapiro Gallery, there's a… Read more

  • Unseen Collection of Adrian Feint Paintings from the Estate of Lesley Godden

    Unseen Collection of Adrian Feint Paintings from the Estate of Lesley Godden

    A private collection of paintings by Adrian Feint, with significant provenance and representing a range of motifs and themes definitive to Feint’s work, are currently on view at Shapiro Auctioneers. The paintings were painted for and gifted to Lesley Godden, his close friend from the… Read more