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posted 19 November 2020

19 November 2020, Australian Financial Review, Gabriella Coslovich The packed November auction season was off to a flying start last week with Deutscher and Hackett posting its highest auction total for the year and the highest value Melbourne sale in a decade. The 63-lot auction last Wednesday night, featuring twenty classics of Australian art, pulled in $13 million (including buyer’s premium),...

posted 12 November 2020

Nick Miller, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 2020A painting of a rural family heading off to a night at the movies has tied the record for the sale of a Russell Drysdale work with a hammer price of $2.4 million at auction in Melbourne – just as the city returns to cinemas after the pandemic lockdown. Drysdale's Going to the pictures, from 1941, had been tipped to set a new record for the...

posted 5 November 2020

Maggie Raworth, Nine News, 5th November 2020A rare Australian painting - one of just a handful in existence - will soon go under the hammer, with the Melbourne auction house selling the work estimating it will fetch millions. Painted by Russell Drysdale in 1941, artwork Going to the Pictures is up for sale for the first time since it was purchased almost 80 years ago. With an estimated value of...

posted 27 October 2020

Watch as Henry Mulholland, Lynne Clarke and David Stein reveal the stories behind Russell Drysdale's iconic painting 'Going to the pictures' 1941, the highlight of Twenty Classics of Australian Art + Important Australian and International Fine Art.   Auction in Melbourne - Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 7pm.

posted 24 September 2020

Sydney Morning Herald, Nick Miller, September 24 2020 Lynne Clarke, daughter of renowned Australian artist Russell Drysdale, has a vivid memory of ‘going to the pictures’ as a young child in the 1940s. “I remember seeing Pinocchio and having nightmares for years,” the 82 year-old says. “I found it horrifying. I didn’t like going to the cinema much.” She laughs. Back then, the movies were a big...