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SH132 - 20C Art and Design | Artworks…Shapiro Gallery, 162 Queen St, Woollahra, SydneyTuesday 28 March 2017
 

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  • Holiday Wakelin gives Shapiro a shock

    Holiday Wakelin gives Shapiro a shock

    By Peter Fish | The Australian Financial Review | Saleroom | Thursday 15 May 2014 Tim Storrier's Summer Burn Off, 1994, sold for $130,000 including premium. A fiery Tim Storrier vision from the Corrs Chambers Westgarth collection topped the Shapiro Auctions sale in Woollahra on May 7, with… Read more

  • Strong sale of ceramics break the mould

    Strong sale of ceramics break the mould

    By Peter Fish | The Australian Financial Review | Saleroom | Thursday 17 April 2014 There were signs of life in the normally subdued market for Australian and International ceramics at Shapiro’s sale of 20th and 21st century design, posters, art and ceramics in Sydney’s… Read more

  • A Professor's Clay Fired Passion

    A Professor's Clay Fired Passion

    By James Cockington | The Sydney Morning Herald | Money | Wednesday 26 March 2014 Tea time: the late Professor Alan Walker having tea with Dame Lucie Rie. ''A lot of his friends didn't get it,'' admits Mandy Walker of her father's collection of contemporary ceramics. Her father was… Read more

  • A Renaissance of Interest in Chinese Art

    A Renaissance of Interest in Chinese Art

    By Samantha Hutchinson | The Australian Financial Review | Excerpt | Weekend 22-23 March 2014 Recent decisions made by the People’s Bank of China’s sparking a steep slide in the value of the currency bring new credibility to their concerns. Against this backdrop Australian… Read more

  • Record Price for a Chandelier in Australia

    Record Price for a Chandelier in Australia

    Sales Highlight | Shapiro Auctioneers An Art Deco chandelier designed by Georges Chevalier was the centrepiece at the Baccarat and Christofle Pavilion at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs.The three tier waterfall crystal chandelier having over 10,0000 crystal… Read more

  • Found at Vinnies, asking $4000 up

    Found at Vinnies, asking $4000 up

    By Peter Fish | The Australian Financial Review | Saleroom | Thursday, 06 March 2014 Flea market “finds” are a legend in auction house lore. Shapiro, in Sydney’s Woollahra, which specialises in 20th century wares as well as more conventional art and antiques, has turned… Read more

  • Contemporary Pacific Island art on show in annual Maketi Ples exhibition in Sydney

    Contemporary Pacific Island art on show in annual Maketi Ples exhibition in Sydney

    From tattooing to a coconut fibre 'Lady Gaga' dress, the latest in contemporary Pacific Island art is on show in Australia, after the opening of the annual Maketi Ples ('market place') exhibition at Shapiro Gallery, Sydney.              The artists… Read more

  • Sydney’s Auction House Goldmine

    Sydney’s Auction House Goldmine

       By Jacqui Thompson Posted in | Prime Finds | 29 January 2014 7:20AM    Sydney’s auction house scene has a healthy and long-standing history; from furniture, art, bric-a-brac and former estate collections, to jewellery, vintage clothing and design… Read more

  • Bell's Ringing

    Bell's Ringing

    Andrew Shapiro leading the auction at the charity fundraiser for the Bell Shakespeare Company on Tuesday 19 November at the Sydney Opera House The evening achieved great success raising tens of thousands of dollars to bring the Bell Shakespeare Company to school children across Australia in… Read more

  • The Russians and Italians make what collectors want

    The Russians and Italians make what collectors want

      Highlights from our 30 October auction of Fine Furniture Silver, Decorative Arts and Paintings included a silver stirrup cup worked in the shape of a fox head and inset with ruby cabochon eyes and stamped Moscow 1892. With a pre-sale estimate of $500-700, three phone bidders pushed the… Read more