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posted 13 December 2022

Jane Raffen, AASD, 13 December 2022 After 2021’s roller derby-like pandemic-induced scramble, 2022 settled into unfamiliar territory: a boom-time pattern. Launching early and finishing late, Deutscher and Hackett devoured more than $52 million dollars of fine art, delivering a coup de grâce to their competitors' ambitions with equanimity, along with a solid haul of new and significant records,...

posted 8 December 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 8 December 2022 For the first time in 15 years an Australian auction house has superseded the $50 million mark in its annual sales. Bolstered by the sale of two big corporate collections, auction house Deutscher and Hackett has steamed ahead of its competitors, turning over more than $52 million this year, surpassing the boom-time record set in...

posted 30 November 2022

Riah Pryor, The Art Newspaper, 30 November 2022 Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Untitled (Seated female figure with long yellow hair), 1921/22 This striking work was created by the German-born artist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, who escaped Nazi Germany only to be interned in camps in New South Wales and Victoria in Australia (via the Huyton internment camp near Liverpool, England), before becoming a grammar...

posted 24 November 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 24 November 2022 With the auction year almost at an end, fresh and noteworthy works keep coming to market. The first five lots in Deutscher and Hackett’s sale in Melbourne next Thursday night are all new to auction, chief among them a classic Howard Arkley painting of a suburban house, as well as works by Jeffrey Smart, Arthur Boyd, Charles...

posted 26 October 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 26 October 2022 Another great Australian corporate art collection has come to an end. The last parcel of superannuation fund Cbus’s collection was dispersed by Deutscher and Hackett last week, in the final of five auctions this year. The collection of 310-artworks featuring headline artists including Arthur Streeton, Sidney Nolan, and Fred...