Mossgreen Auction will have a busy three days end of August when they will be offering the over 1,000 lots from the Peter Elliott collection in Sydney. This vast and varied single owner collection not only includes Australian art, Australian indigenous art, oceanic and tribal art, and Chinese and Asian art, but also decorative arts and antiques.
In the introductory essay to the catalogue, art publisher Lou Klepac is quoted saying “Peter had a better eye for paintings than many dealers”, and that for him “collecting was a serious and passionate occupation … not an activity to acquire ‘trophies’ or make investments”.
Many works from the Australian art were shown to a wider audience in 2011 at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney, and and Gavin Fry published the companion book “The Peter Elliott Collection”.
This promises to be a most interesting auction, and we are looking forward to seeing the paintings and many more fascinating items. Works are estimated keenly, starting from a few hundred dollars, so expect fierce bidding.
If you are interested in any of the Australian and international art, please let us know. We would be delighted to assist you with pre-purchase advice, due diligence reports and bidding on the night. Phone 02 9977 7764 and email [email protected]
Personal viewing is as follows:
- Melbourne, 13 – 16 August, Mossgreen, 926-930 High Street, Armadale
- Brisbane, 21 – 23 August, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street
- Sydney, 28 – 30 August, Byron Kennedy Hall, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
Online viewing is available at The Peter Elliott Collection.
The auction of the Peter Elliott collection of Australian art will be held on Sunday, 30 August 2015, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks/Sydney.
The further auction sessions will be held on 31 August and 1 September in the Byron Kennedy Hall, Moore Park.
David restricted himself and picked his favourites from the 193 lots of Australian art, so here are Dave’s Faves from the Peter Elliott collection for your enjoyment and perusal: