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SH152 - 20.21C Art and DesignShapiro Gallery, 162 Queen St, Woollahra, SydneyTuesday 31 July 2018

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  • 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

  • Rare $100,000 collection up for grabs

    Rare $100,000 collection up for grabs

    Fashion designer Paul Howie has sold his south coast retreat for $2.4 million, now he's flogging what was inside. by Lucy Macken | Sydney Morning Herald | Domain Prestige Property | 22 July 2014 Paul Howie has sold his home at Foxground near Berry for $2.4 million. A rare collection of… Read more

  • O. Noel Coulson furniture from The Lipshut House, Toorak

    O. Noel Coulson furniture from The Lipshut House, Toorak

    Original furniture designed by O. Noel Coulson from the Toorak house of Mary Lipshut will feature in our forthcoming 20/21C Art and Design Auction on Wednesday 30 July 2014. In the 1950s and 60s, O. N Coulson (1905-c.1993) was one of the busiest and best known decorators in Melbourne,… Read more

  • 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