Single-Owner Collections

We have conducted over 150 single-owner auctions, which has included the collections of many prominent figures such as The Collection of the Late Ann Lewis AO, The Leo Schofield Collection, The Collection of John & Marita McIntosh, The Ray Mitchell & Julian Sterling Collection of Chinese & Asian Art, The Estate of the Late Margaret Olley AO, The John Kluge (USA) Collection of Australian Indigenous Art to name just a few.

In 2015, Mossgreen sold The Peter Elliott Collection of Fine Australian Art, Indigenous Australian Art, Chinese Art & Antiques. It was the most significant collection of its kind ever to appear at auction in Australia and realised a remarkable $7.026 million over three days in Sydney (98% sold by lot and 213% sold by value).

In 2016, Mossgreen was entrusted with The Denis Joachim Collection of important Australian colonial books, paintings and photographs, an auction which realised a total of $3.34 million and in June last year, Mossgreen was honoured to present the collection of Max Dupain: Estate Photographs to market. The collection of 500 original photographs, direct from the Dupain’s estate, was 100% sold by lot and set multiple records for photography at auction in Australia, achieving a total of $1.67 million against a low estimate of $877,800.

Highlights in 2017 include The Lowenstein Collection of Modern & Contemporary Australian Art. Assembled over 30 years by Lowensteins Artist Management & Accountancy firm, this unique collection represents the very best of Australian art, with works by renowned artists such as John Olsen, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Tim Storrier and Ben Quilty to name just a few.

The Hickinbotham Collection that occurred in Adelaide realised some phenomenal results including the sixth highest price ever achieved at auction for an Australian artist, the highest price achieved for a painting sold in South Australia and an artist record for Russell Drysdale’s masterpiece, Grandma’s Sunday Walk; sold for $2.97 million in June. This sale included fantastic results for a number of Australian artists like Arthur Streeton, Albert Namatjira and Charles Conder and achieved a total of $4.4 million against a low estimate of $2.67 million continuing our consistent track record of selling the best Single Owner Collections that come on the market.

Please contact a member of our team for further information on any of these auctions or for a confidential discussion on how to best present your collection to market, and click here to read more about Single-Owner Collections at Mossgreen.

Forthcoming auctions from this category

The Contents Of Boree Cabonne, Six Generations
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am

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Viewing, Auction & Collections Location:
2951 The Escort Way
Boree, Orange NSW 2800

Friday 27 October 10am–5pm
Saturday 28 October 10am–5pm

Sunday 29 October 2017
Time: 10am

Monday 30 October, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 31 October, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 1 November, 10:00am – 5:00pm

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The Contents of Falls House
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am

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Viewing & Auction Location:
36–40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

Saturday 11 November 10am–5pm
Sunday 12 November 10am–5pm
Monday 13 November 10am–5pm

Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: TBC

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Paul Sumner
Director of Single-Owner Collections


Deanna Baxter
Head of Single-Owner Collections Department


Hamish Clark
Head of Single-Owner Collections, Sydney

Sam Fricker
Administrator, Single-Owner Collections

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