Issue 3 - Art Collector

January-March 1998
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Sally Smart
Sigmund Freud and Max Ernst are just two of the disparate influences at work in the art of this emerging Melbourne artist, writes Anna Clabburn.

Who is Adam Cullen?
Andrew Frost gets some unlikely answers to the big questions from this contemporary Sydney artist.

News & Features

Immaculate Conceptions
Conceptual art might dominate the contemporary scene but it also divides it. Adrian Martin quizzes the cognoscenti

Collector: Janet Holmes à Court
Over three decades, Janet Holmes à Court has built arguably the country’s most comprehensive and significant private collection of Australian Art, David Bromfield reports.

Gallerist: Stuart Purves
When Melbourne’s Australian Galleries opened a branch in Sydney it almost broke director Stuart Purves’s spirit not to mention his bank balance. Andrew Frost reports.

Buying Smart: the Fundamentals
Buying a work of art that’s right for you is primarily a matter of obtaining and applying knowledge, writes national arts columnist Michael Reid.

From Rembrandt to Roberts
Saleroom correspondent Terry Ingram recalls some of the more dubious art sales from the early days of the colony.

The Sherman-Wright Collection Art Index
Access Economics’ benchmarks of the Australian art market exclusive to Australian Art Collector.

Survey: Aboriginal Art, Part II
Assisted by coordinating editor Sally Butler, we continue our survey of Australia’s most dynamic art market sector.

‘Collected’ for Centuries
Queensland curator Margo Neale traces the development of Australia’s major collections of Indigenous art.

From Dot to Dollar
Red Centre curator Liesl Rockchild examines the relationship between the remote Aboriginal community art centre and the commercial gallery.

Yirrkala’s Big Barks
Susan McCulloch writes on the enduring traditional art of this Top End community.

Teach Me, Teach Me…
Through the work of scores of prominent graduates, Sydney’s public art schools have had considerable influence on Australian art, writes Mark Titmarsh.

The Kwoma
David Said writes on the art of the New Guinean people from the Sepik River, the master artists of the Washkuk Hills.

Crime Czars Move into Art
David Hickie leads a team of reporters in an exclusive investigation of art theft in Australia in the 90s. Includes a section on insuring your artworks.