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“These contemporary works offer an aesthetic that fuses visual dynamism with a powerful connection to the primal through living links to a complex spiritual practice that is intricately and intimately tied to law and land.”

ART MARKET COMMENTARY

2019-2015

'Deutscher & Hackett chalk up another four million dollars in a matter-of-fact/no fanfare sale titled 'Important Australian + International Art', Australian Art Sales Digest, 31 August 2018

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'Bonhams' Australian Art Auction carried by the distinguished Hobbs Collection and bonhomie', Australian Art Sales Digest, 21 June 2018 Click for pdf

and quoted in: Linda Morris, 'Tales of lost masterpieces and hidden gemstones', Sydney Morning Herald, 7 Jul 2018

'What a Difference a Top Lot Makes: Coo-eeArt's Second Marketplace Auction - a More Humble Affair with More Humble Fare', 29 May 2018, Australian Art Sales Digest, 30 May 2018

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‘Strike Three! and definitely Not Out: Sotheby's Third London-based Aboriginal Art Sale Sets a New Course', Australian Art Sales Digest, 16 Mar 2018

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‘Menzies' Australian and International Fine Art and Sculpture Sale Ends the Season Without Fanfare', Australian Art Sales Digest, 4 Dec 2017

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‘Emily Kame Kngwarreye's Earth's Creation I Resets the Bar for Indigenous Art at Auction', Australian Art Sales Digest, 17 Nov 2017

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‘Bonhams’ Australian and Aboriginal Art Auction Carried by Eclectic Fresh Works … and Every Auctioneer’s Dream Sale Highlight, a Sidney Nolan Kelly', Australian Art Sales Digest, 7 Jun 2017

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‘Beyond Sacred, But Not Beyond Reach: The Laverty Collection, Part III', Australian Art Sales Digest, 6 Apr 2017

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‘Quality Collections and a Distinction-level Clearance of 86% sees Deutscher and Hackett Claim an Impressive Year-end Tally', Australian Art Sales Digest, 1Dec 2016

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‘Bonhams' Double Catalogue End-of-year Sale Brings Cheer to the Art Gallery of NSW and a Handful of Bonbons for Collectors ', Australian Art Sales Digest, 23 Nov2016

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‘No longer a Distant Dream - International Collectors Buy up Big at Sotheby's Second London-based Aboriginal Art Auction', Australian Art Sales Digest, 24 Sep 2016

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‘Art and Superannuation’, Steve Dow, Art Collector, Issue 77, Jul–Sep 2016, p. 30

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‘Barracking for Bonhams Important Australian and Aboriginal Art Sale’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 9 Jun 2016

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‘Cachet Collectors', Andrew Taylor, Luxury, Australian Financial Review Weekend, 3 Mar 2016

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‘Deutscher and Hackett hit the boards for their end-of-year Revue’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 3 Dec 2015

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‘Bonham’s Vroom Collection marathon sees 90% of starters get over the line’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 8 Sep 2015
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‘Curator-as-point-of-difference pays off for Bonham’s’, 

Australian Art Sales Digest, 17 Jun 2015 

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‘Sotheby’s London set to expand Aboriginal art sales after striking success,  Australian Art Sales Digest, 11 Jun 2015

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‘Red tape driving the Aboriginal art market offshore’, Arts Hub, 21 May 2015

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‘Laverty Collection Beyond Sacred – a benchmark sale by Deutscher & Hackett launches the aboriginal art calendar’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 10 Mar 2015

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2014 & Older

‘Still a Boys Club, but Women Artists Don’t Need to Join for Cred’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 28 Nov 2014

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'The Roxanas Collection’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 13 May 2014
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'Longing for another You Yangs, Bonhams Secures a Yin and Yang Result, Bonham's Important Australian Art', Australian Art Sales Digest, 13 May 2014

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'Deciphering the Code', Indigenous Art Code overview, Art Collector, Issue 66, Oct–Dec 2013, pp. 60-61

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'Art Market More Gloom Than Boom', Andrew Taylor, Sun Herald, 8 Sep 2013

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'Sotheby’s Mixed-Bag Fine Art Sale a Lucky Dip', Australian Art Sales Digest, 28 Aug 2013

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‘Destination Darwin', Beatrice Spence, Art Collector, Issue 65, Jul-Sep 2013, p. 183

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'Bonham’s Laverty Sale: Farewell without Fanfare and a Haul of New Records', Australian Art Sales Digest, 25 Mar 2013

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'What Price Self?', Portrait: Magazine of Australian and International Portraiture
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
, No 44 Summer 2012/2013
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'Aboriginal Art Colours Fade', Andrew Heathcote, Business Review Weekly, 25 Oct 2012, p. 73
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'Menzies’ Fine Art Sale – at Sixes and Sevens, and then finally Eights – $8 Million', Australian Art Sales Digest, 15 Sep 2012
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'Menzies’ Major Fine Art Auction – a Creamy Coating over a Chewy Core', Australian Art Sales Digest, 28 Aug 2012
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'Deutscher and Hackett Re-Set the Bar and Join the Top-Ten-Highest-Prices-Ever League', Australian Art Sales Digest, 3 May 2012

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'Deutscher and Hackett Bets on Colonial Comfort atop a Contemporary Core', Australian Art Sales Digest, 19 Apr 2012
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'No Surprises and No Superstars at the Menzies Sale and Prayers in Thanks for Savill', Australian Art Sales Digest, 25 Mar 2012

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'The Eyes of March - Figurative Works Factor Strongly in Menzies’ Fine Art Sale', Australian Art Sales Digest, 8 Mar 2012

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'Bonham’s Saved by a Bolter: Paddy Bedford Sale Streaks Ahead of the Field', Australian Art Sales Digest, 23 Nov 2011

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'Bonham's Bets on End of Year Trifecta', Australian Art Sales Digest, 10 Nov 2011

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'Sotheby’s Buoyed by Sale of Big Ticket Boyd and Strong Clearances', Australian Art Sales Digest, 22 Aug 2011

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'Sotheby’s Hopes to Re-Write Press on the Market with $1M Literati Top Lot', Australian Art Sales Digest, 7 Aug 2011
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'Menzies' Winter Auction Aims to Ward Off Lingering Art Market Blues', Australian Art Sales Digest, 5 Jun 2011

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'Menzies’ Sydney Fine Art Sale has First Crack at Setting 2011 Auction Highs', Australian Art Sales Digest, 24 Mar 2011
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'Lawson~Menzies’ Results Suggest Bolstered Confidence from its Base', Australian Art Sales Digest, 23 Feb 2011
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‘The Smith & Hall Liquidation Process – a Cautionary Tale for Self Managed Super Fund Trustees’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 17 Apr 2011

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'Lawson~Menzies’ Fine Art Sale First to Test the Waters', Australian Art Sales Digest, 18 Feb 2011

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'Sydney Aboriginal Art Specialist Shuts Up Shop', Elizabeth Fortescue, The Art Newspaper, Vol. XX, No. 220, Jan 2011, p. 65

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‘Standing Room Only for Hogarth Galleries' Last Hurrah’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 6 December 2010

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'Deutscher & Hackett Sale Navigates End of Year Ennui and with New Records Tallies $4.7 Million', Australian Art Sales Digest, 17 Nov 2010

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'Deutscher & Hackett’s 2010 Finale offers Pedigree with Panache', Australian Art Sales Digest, 7 Nov 2010
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‘Smith & Hall Collapse Sends a Chill through SMSF Sector’,
Australian Art Sales Digest, 13 Oct 2010

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‘Market Resilience Promoted in London by Buoyant Results at Christie’s', Australian Art Sales Digest, 27 Sep 2010 

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'Kaliman and Reid Signal Generational Shift for Secondary Art Dealer Market', Australian Art Sales Digest, 21 Sep 2010

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'Drawing from the Roof of the World Goes Through the Ceiling at Davidson Auctions', Australian Art Sales Digest, 12 Sep 2010 
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'From Rubbish to Rare Treasure – Christie’s UK Salvages Historical Works via iPhone App for First Australian Art Outing in Two Years', Australian Art Sales Digest, 7 Sep 2010

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'Deutscher & Hackett Overcomes Tough Room to Tally $6.21 Million and Secure Second Spot in Year to Date Sales', Australian Art Sales Digest, 1 Sep 2010

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‘Vale Hogarth Galleries!’
Australian Art Sales Digest, 26 Aug 2010

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'Fred Williams, Footy Players and Femmes Fatales Fill Top Tier at Deutscher & Hackett’s Fine Art Auction', Australian Art Sales Digest, 18 Aug 2010

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'Buyers World Over Compete with Bay Bidders for 100% Clearance at Hoffman Estate Sale', Antiques Reporter, 13 Aug 2010
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'Checks and Balances and a Bigger Cheque for the Vendor', Australian Art Sales Digest,  2 Jun 2010

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'Museum Quality Work Dominates Top Tier at Deutscher & Hackett’s Important Fine Art Auction', Australian Art Sales Digest, 14 Apr 2010 
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'The Estate of the Late Lillian Hoffman: Tribal, Aboriginal art, Artefacts and Antiquities', Australian Art Sales Digest, 11 Jun 2010 
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'None of that ‘Crusty Old Stuff’: Contemporary Art Supports a Solid Show at Deutscher & Hackett’s Fine Art Auction', Australian Art Sales Digest, 28 Apr 2010 

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‘Art Aborigène en Paris: Contemporary Art, bien sûr!, mais avec un peu Primitive Appeal’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 5 Oct 2009

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‘Wet Paint and Wet Behind the Ears - Parisian Aboriginal Art Auctions Need Refining’
Australian Art Sales Digest, 9 Nov 2009

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‘Art in Adelaide – Immigrant Dislocations and Aboriginal Dystopias’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 6 Nov 2009

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‘Withdraw the Benjamin Law Busts? A Contrary View’
Australian Art Sales Digest, 24 Aug 2009
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‘PR and Politics: The 26th Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards; and 3rd Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin 2009’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 17 Aug 2009

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'Early moderns show their staying power at Bonhams’ Important Australian Art Sale', Australian Art Sales Digest, 15 November 2018

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'Sotheby’s sets new records with aplomb in a sale headed by a rare and important early Dobell and a catalogue full of fresh works', Australian Art Sales Digest, 10 April 2019

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‘Santa Brings Solid Close to End of Year for Menzies Art Brands Sales’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 16 Dec 2009
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‘Summer Snow and Westerly Winds: Menzies Art Brands’ Final Front for the 2009 Season’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 30 Nov 2009
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‘The Hunt is Still Alive and Well for Collectors of British Sporting Pictures’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 3 Nov 2009
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‘Deutscher~Menzies Achieves 86% Clearance Rate and Highest Price for 2009 To Date’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 23 Sep 2009

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‘British Sporting Pictures Race Away with Top Results at Davidsons Sale’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 9 Nov 2009
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‘Tom Shuts up Shop and Sells with Tim at Bay East’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 8 Nov 2009
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‘Bay East Re-Branded: the Curious and Collectable Side by Side’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 21 Sep 2009
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‘Hopes Ride High on Top Lot Merry-Go-Round’, Australian Art Sales Digest, 8 Sep 2009
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‘Collector Cachet: What Price Provenance?', Australian Art Sales Digest, 28 Aug2009
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Pre-ArtiFacts

Business Review Weekly

John Kavanagh, ‘Outback and Upmarket’, 27 Jul 2006, p. 66

John Kavanagh, ‘Aboriginal Art Draws the Collectors’, 21 Jul 2000

Sydney Moring Herald


Peter Fish, ‘In Search of Lost Tribes’, Money, 21 Jan 2004, p. 9


Denise Cullen, ‘Putting the Art Back in Artefact’, Weekend Money, 1 Apr 2000, p. 126

The Bulletin


‘Carmel Dwyer Hammer and Stipple’, Arts and Entertainment, 8 Jun 1999, pp. 106-108

Sunday Telegraph

 

‘Arts Beat’, Diana Simmonds, 5 Aug 2001, p. 126

The Australian

 

Fiona Carruthers ‘Auctioneer on Alert’, 8 May 1998, p. 17