The end of the year brings a bounty for the astute art collector: the next 4 weeks will be packed with fine art auctions.
Bonhams, Deutscher + Hackett, Menzies and Sotheby’s combined alone will offer more than $ 30 million worth of art in this end of year round.
To date in 2017, $92 million dollars worth of art have sold at auction. This means that the Australian art auction market is well on track to beat last years’ $106.5 million for the second best turn-over since 2007, when total sales at auction were $175.6 million.
More offerings and works new to market would have helped this growth, with collectors prepared to spend bigger for the best works on offer.
Sotheby’s last auction of the year presents 82 carefully selected lots, with rare colonial, impressionist, modernist and modern treasures among them.
View them personally in Melbourne from 8 to 12 November, at 41 Exhibition Street.
In Sydney, you can inspect the works from 16 to 21 November at 30 and 34 Queen Street, Woollahra.
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