The James Fairfax Collection of Decorative Arts sells for $1.74 million
Leonard Joel have secured the entire studio and home contents of the well known Australian artist, collector and social historian Murray Walker. Known to many within the art and museum communities for his detailed and ranging knowledge of early Australian history Murray has now decided, in his own words, “that it is time to share the collection”. Murray has been collecting for half a century and the collection of objects, art, ephemera, memorabilia and bush furniture presents an eclectic and very personal survey of Murray’s collecting taste. As a writer and cultural anthropologist Murray can truly lay claim to have “travelled the world” and immersed himself in so many cultures – in this sense the collection is very much a “world collection”.
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Head of Collectables
t:(03) 8825 5635 / 0439 493 038
e: Giles Moon
Leonard Joel is honoured to announce its appointment by the executors to manage this historic...