Art for Arthritis: auction fundraiser - Art Collector

Sidney Nolan, Kelly in the Landscape. This work was estimated to go for $400,000 - $600,000, and sold in the earlier 2014 Auction for $736,364. Courtesy: the artist and Art for Arthritis  Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria has partnered with Menzies Art Brands for a unique new fundraising auction event, Art for Arthritis.

The auction, to be held on the 10th and 11th of December 2014, will feature works from some of the most famous names of the international and Australian art world including Brett Whiteley, Russell Drysdale, Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd and John Brack.

Setting itself apart from other auctions, Art for Arthritis provides buyers and sellers with the opportunity to make a donation toward the work of Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria (A&OV), either as an additional donation or as a percentage of the bid. Linda Martin, CEO of A&OV, says “Art for Arthritis will provide the chance for art collectors to acquire important and beautiful works as well as support the vital work we provide to 1.5 million Victorians, and more widely the 6.1 million Australians, who live with debilitating conditions.”

Menzies Art Brands CEO Justin Turner says: “When you consider that almost one in every three people in Australia has a condition that causes them a life of pain, this is a great opportunity to do a world of good and celebrate fine art and sculpture.”

Potential sellers for the December auction have until 31 October 2014 to have an obligation-free appraisal with Menzies’ auction experts. The public will have the chance to view major works that are selected for the December auction at the Menzies Sydney Gallery from 26 to 30 November 2014 and Melbourne’s Stonington Mansion from 4 to 9 December 2014.

Larissa Bricis

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