Issue 8 - Art Collector

April-June 1999
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Undiscovered, Unmasked
Our writers each uncover their candidate for saleroom star of the new millennium:
Lucinda Chambers, John Vella, Darren McDonald, Catherine Truman, Rosella Namok, Guy Benfield, David Hume.

Louise Hearman: Secrets & Skies
Jennifer Spinks admires the art of one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary painters, while Andrew Frost charts the artist’s career and market profile.

Elizabeth Day: Art, Object and Livelihood
Patrick Crogan introduces the work of an emerging Sydney artist who would happily give the clothes off her back for her art.

Dossier: Fred Williams
With works in international collections like the Met and the Tate to remind us, Fred Williams changed the way we look at the landscape. Judith White surveys his life, art and career.

News & Features

Oz Op: Then & Now
A short, crazy trip or an enduring influence on Australian artists? Sally Butler looks at the op art phenomenon, then and now, while Edward Colless identifies op’s legacy at play in modern day Melbourne.

Aladdin’s Lamp: Found in an Attic
For the astute fossicker, the Australian saleroom continues to produce handsome arbitrage results on the international market, writes Terry Ingram.

A collector’s guide to Australian modernist artists, their international influences and how they have fared in the auction room. Andrew Frost reports.

Artist-Run Spaces
Independent galleries run by artists allow collectors the chance to unearth emerging talent, reports Victoria Hynes.

Indigenous Art Association
Shane Simpson reports on a new association dedicated to the ethical trade of Indigenous art.

The Powers That Be: Bill Wright
In the first of a series profiling the most influential figures in Australian art today, Susan McCulloch caught the former Sydney Biennale director, now curator at Sherman Galleries, at his outspoken best.

Collector: Malcolm Enright
After 30 years collecting contemporary art, Brisbane creative director Malcolm Enright is putting his entire collection up for auction. Sally Butler asked him why.

Gallerist: Christopher Hodges
The founder of leading commercial gallery Utopia Art talked to Andrew Frost and Michael Hutak about life, art and the politics of representing both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.