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$6M private art collection goes under hammer

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Gina Fairley

One of Australia’s great private art collections – that of James Fairfax – goes under the hammer this month, potentially returning historic works to public holdings.

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This stunning painting by Ralph Balson will be offered early in the sale. Lot 8, Constructive Painting (1953) Estimate: $120,000 - 160,000.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW.

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