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UPDATE! Arthur Boyd ‘Bride Running Away’ Sells For $AU1.68 Million

Posted: August 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ART | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! Arthur Boyd ‘Bride Running Away’ Sells For $AU1.68 Million

Arthur Boyd - Bride Running Away AuctionUPDATED: Bride Running Away has set a new record for a Boyd Painting, fetching $AU1.68 Million at auction. The work was created in 1957, and is part of the “love marriage and death of a half caste” series, exploring the plight of Indigenous Australians at a time when they were greatly marginalised. The painting has been in a private collection since 1969.

Geoffrey Smith from Sotheby’s said the sale presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy the famous painting. “Bride Running Away is an icon of 20th century Australian art,” Mr Smith said.

“It was purchased by the current owners from Australian Galleries in 1969 and has never been offered publicly for sale.”

Mr Smith pointed out that the piece had great cultural significance. “It’s an incredibly seminal painting, a key work in his oeuvre. And was very confronting when it was first painted,” Mr Smith said. “Arthur Boyd was a great humanist and as an artist he explored the themes, the issues that confronted human kind.” :: Read the full article »»»»

MELBOURNE: The Collingwood Arts Precinct – Autumn 2012 – Open Night This Thursday 6-8pm April 19 2012

Posted: April 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on MELBOURNE: The Collingwood Arts Precinct – Autumn 2012 – Open Night This Thursday 6-8pm April 19 2012


MELBOURNE The Collingwood Arts Precinct - Autumn 2012 - Open Night  - Thursday 6-8pm April 19 2012In recent years the Collingwood Arts Precinct has hosted a number of Open Days & Open Nights and it is with great pleasure that the galleries of the precinct once again open their doors to Melbourne art lovers for ‘The Collingwood Arts Precinct – Autumn 2012 – Open Night’. This intimate evening of exhibitions at the galleries of the Collingwood Arts Precinct is another night to discover and engage with some of Australia’s best representatives of indigenous, modern and contemporary art in Australia.

The Collingwood Arts Precinct is now one of Melbourne’s most reputable gallery precincts with a broad range of commercial galleries representing some of Australia’s leading artists and new emerging talent. Each of the participating galleries are located on the eastern side of Smith Street toward Wellington Street and between Derby Street and Peel Street – all within easy walking distance from one another. On the Open Night each gallery will be serving champagne, wine and orderves & will of course have a great range of fine art on view for those attending.

Participating galleries include:

Australian Galleries – www.australiangalleries.com.au
Catherine Asquith Gallery – www.catherineasquithgallery.com
James Makin Gallery – www.jamesmakingallery.com
Kick Gallery – www.kickgallery.com
Mossenson Galleries – www.mossensongalleries.com.au

For further information on the artists and exhibitions please contact the galleries directly.

For further information on the Collingwood Arts Precinct Open Night please visit www.collingwoodartsprecinct.com.au