Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer have produced their first sale of Australian and International Fine Art under their own names after their departure from Sotheby’s.
Geoffrey Smith has made it very clear that they are only interested in pursuing sales of the most valuable artworks that they can find, and their upcoming auction is a prime example of this philosophy.
Just 59 lots are being offered on 24 June in Sydney, with a low estimate of $5.96 million and high estimate of $8.3 million, which represents an average of $100,000 per artwork, even if all lots were to sell at their low estimates.
Of course, prices do vary considerably, with the top estimates for lot 12, Howard Arkley’s “Stucco House”, 1988, at $700,000-900,000, and the lowest estimates at $10,000-15,000 for lot 32, “Villa Maria Bay, Sydney”, 1882, by William Piguenit.
Previews are held in Melbourne at 14-16 Collins Street until 14 June 2020, and in Sydney, you can view the artworks at 30 Queen Street, Woollahra, from 17 to 24 June 2020.
The Auction is held on 24 June 2020, 6.30 pm, in the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra.
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