The Bushfire Relief Auction Raises Over $300,000

We are very excited to announce that we have raised more than $300,000 to be donated directly to the communities that need it most, through the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Since our announcement, support for this event has been overwhelming. We would like to sincerely thank all of our fantastic donors, sponsors, bidders and everyone who attended the event […]

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The Bushfire Relief Auction: Japanese Highlights

In this post, we shine a light on a beautiful selection of Japanese Works of Art (Lots 121-127) in our forthcoming Bushfire Relief Auction, generously donated by renowned gallerist, Lesley Kehoe. Internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading Japanese art dealers since 1981, Lesley Kehoe celebrates and is dedicated to the refined Japanese aesthetic […]

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The Bushfire Relief Auction: Brian Corr

“I continually seek a deeper understanding of the world in which we live and the nature of our experience within it…” Brian Corr TIMSHEL by artist Brian Corr is one of the highlights of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Bushfire Relief Auction. This extraordinary powerful sculpture, generously donated by the artist, is also imbued with a sense of stillness […]

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22nd Report

Category: The 22nd Report

Australia has started 2020 with prolonged and devastating bushfires. In place of our usual 22nd Report on our cessation of trade in ivory and rhino horn, we spoke to our friends at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) about their work in relation to the bushfires. — 1. Has the recent rain helped with […]

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A Victorian Collective Effort

A Fundraising Auction At Leonard Joel, we considered it our first priority for 2020 to in some way meaningfully assist with bushfire relief. In the first week of January this found its form with four emails I received, all within the space of seven days and all from individuals and organisations in Victoria concerned and […]

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The Bushfire Relief Auction

Leading artists, collectors, gallerists and jewellers have united to donate to this major fundraising auction at Leonard Joel. Auction Sunday 16 February, 6pm Viewing Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February, 10am-4pm We are delighted to share that we have joined forces with prominent figures from Melbourne’s art world and beyond to host a major fundraising […]

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The Edward Clark Collection, Part II

Category: Private Collections

In April 2019, we celebrated the collection of renowned antiques dealer, Edward Clark. With a strong European flavour, his collection of fine furniture and architectural antiques was a farewell to 50 years of trade and launched Edward’s semi-retirement from the industry. However, after being inspired on a recent European sojourn, Edward approached us to consider […]

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Kenneth Jack

Category: Fine Art

Throughout history, paintings have mirrored the ever-changing world, exploring our place in it as these shifts unfold. Artists have produced some of the best visual records of history, and have provided valuable insights and interpretations beyond what photos and written material could reveal. While paintings have long been valued for their visual beauty, it’s what […]

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The Art of Adornment

Category: Jewels

Following a fast paced 2019, here we are, starting another new year and in fact, a new decade. 2019 was a busy and successful year, with a strong team and some amazing jewels passing through our hands. The start of this year sees a number of wonderful submissions already for our Fine Jewels auction. Illustrated […]

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Walking In Memphis

Category: Modern Design

“When I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It’s not enough. Design should also be sensual and exciting.” Ettore Sottsass In a decade known for indulgence, the designs that emerged from the Memphis Group defined the boundary-pushing postmodernism of the 1980s. Reacting against the emphasis that was placed on the […]

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