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The Laverty Australian Art Auction

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The biggest collection of Australian art
laverty collection, australia, bonhams, auction, art, william robinson, Morning Tallanbanna, 1998
Morning Tallanbanna, 1998 by William Robinson

The biggest collection of Australian art is due to go on auction at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art on 24 March. Over the past forty years, Colin and Elizabeth Laverty have built an extensive collection of some of the most surreal and abstract paintings by leading contemporary artists. They have also amassed work by dynamic and spontaneous indigenous artists, whose work has been sought after by museums and galleries around the world.

Before the collection goes up for auction, a selection of paintings are going on tour in London and New York before making their final farewell.

Until the 19th February, Londoners will be able to see over 250 pieces from the collection (a mere tenth of what's going on sale), including landscape painting, Morning Tallanbanna by William Robinson, and the wooden assemblage, Flora Galop by Rosalie Gascoigne. The preview will be shown at Bonhams in New Bond Street. The collection will then be flying off to Bonhams New York between the 2nd-6th March, showing off pieces like the acrylic based, Unitltled by Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Melbourne will get the final viewing between 15th-17th March at fortyfive downstairs before the auction in Sydney, where the collection is estimated to fetch somewhere between 2.5-3.59 AUD.
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Why? See and buy the best Australian art
When: 14th Feb - 24th March
Phone: 0425 83 82 83
Where: London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney
Cost: Free preview, auction - however much you're willing to spend
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