Hits and misses as Minter Ellison sells down art collection

AFR230715Jane O’Sullivan writes on the Sotheby’s auction of Fine Asian, Australian and European Arts and Design in the Australian Financial Review of 23 July 2015:

….. While the majority of these Minter Ellison works were from the 1990s and early 2000s, there were also 10 Max Dupain photographs. The most interest was shown for his beach scenes. Art consultant David Hulme was outbid on The Office Worker’s Dream, which sold to a phone buyer for $5,490, but he picked up Dupain’s classic Sunbaker for $20,740 in the middle of its $15,000 to $20,000 estimate.

Sunbakers turn up regularly at auction though recent prices have been inconsistent. Last month, one sold for $14,400 including a 20 per cent buyer’s premium with Leonard Joel. A year earlier another fetched $26,400 with the same auction house.

Later in the sale, Hulme won a more contemporary beach shot, Anne Zahalka’s photograph of the Cole Classic ocean swim, for $12,810, setting an auction record for the artist.  …

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