Estate of the late Max Germaine

Art Brokerage

BACKGROUND

We were entrusted with brokering the sale of select works from the estate of Max Germaine, who is most notably known for his encyclopedia on artists and galleries in Australia.

Valuation & Outcome

Works by David Boyd, Adrian Feint and a juvenilia work by the young Grace Cossington-Smith found new homes appreciative of the superb provenance.

This expressive and somewhat surrealist works by Adrian Feint achieved a sale price of $20,000 incl. buyer’s premium, much to the delight of the owner.

Case studies

Case Study : Brokerage

John Olsen (1928-)

BACKGROUND: This very fine gouache by Australia’s contemporary master had been purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 1992 for $4,400. VALUATION & OUTCOME: After a sympathetic reframe, “Dog in Landscape” achieved a very comfortable appreciation in value when it sold for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium. A handsome return for the

Case Study : Brokerage

Charles Frederick Goldie (1870 – 1947)

BACKGROUND: These portraits of Maori chiefs and elders by New Zealand artist Charles F. Goldie are highly sought after. The highest price ever paid for a painting by Goldie was achieved in April 2016, when “A Noble Relic of a Noble Race” sold for NZ$ 1.4 million incl. buyer’s premium.

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