Deutscher + Hackett secured the privilege to offer the finest artworks from one Australia’s most distinguished private collections: that of the late James O. Fairfax AC.
The 54 lots offered on 30 August in Sydney represent a master class in Australian painting, with outstanding impressionist, modernist and modern classics. It’s worth going to the viewing just for the sheer pleasure of it.
If you would like to know more, avail yourself to the sale catalogue: it gives an illuminating insight into the life of an extraordinary collector, and notably features a roll call of high calibre essay writers and their research.
Fairfax was a generous benefactor during his lifetime (among others, he gifted a substantial number of European Old Masters to the Art Gallery of New South Wales), and the proceeds of this auction will also go towards a good cause: they are earmarked to help to create a charity with a focus on children’s medical research.
The Sydney preview is from 24 August until 29 August.
Please note: you will find Deutscher + Hackett at their new premises at 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington. And of course also online at the D+H website.
The auction is held on Wednesday, 30 August at the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst.
We would be delighted to assist you with independent advice on any of the offerings in this extraordinary sale.
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