Issue 60 - Art Collector

April - June 2012


What now?
Presenting the most recent work by Polixeni Papapetrou, John Young, Deborah Paauwe, Jason Benjamin and Jess MacNeil.

Our writers and critics present seven undiscovered artists that collectors should know about.


Benjamin Armstrong by Kyla McFarlane
Peter Madden by Edward Colless
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy by Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Tamara Dean by Ashley Crawford
Collector’s Dossier: Jon Cattapan by Sasha Grishin

Critic’s choice
Aaron Seeto presents five artists whose work he is looking forward to seeing at the Art HK art fair in Hong Kong.

Award winners
Jane O’Sullivan presents the stand-out art prize winners of the past quarter.


Collector: Online Crusaders
Sue Gardiner profiles outspoken bloggers and committed collectors JimBarr and Mary Barr.

Dealer: Fiercely fair
Josie McNaught interviews Auckland dealer Michael Lett, currently
the envy of the New Zealand art world.

Dealer: Where artists run the show
Amy Griffiths surveys a selection of the most interesting artist run
spaces in Australia and New Zealand.

Art Centre: Warlayirti Artists
Maurice O’Riordan reviews the rich history of painting at
Warlayirti Artists.

Prue Gibson tells you how to get VIP access to this quarter’s hottest
international art fairs, Art Basel and Art HK12.

Inside the covers
Jane O’Sullivan talks to Jane O’Neill about her book Austral
Avenue: An experiment in living with art.

News & Analysis

News and views on the art world and market.

On the couch: The new realities
Art HK director Magnus Renfrew talks to Jane O’Sullivan about
the importance of the fair’s Asian identity.

Behind the scenes
Our writers take you behind the scenes of the Australian art world.

Agenda: Is that your best price?
Helen McKenzie investigates the taboo topic of asking for discounts.