Spectacular Results for Fine Art & Objet D’Art formerly from the

Category: Important Collections

“If you buy a painting, it should be one you like, one that you can live with. This I think, is far more important than any investment value.” – Graham Joel Leonard Joel is thrilled to announce the enormous success of yesterday’s Fine Art & Objet D’Art formerly from the Estate of Graham Joel Auction, […]

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Over $365,000 raised at auction for the Royal Children’s Hospital

Category: Uncategorized

Leonard Joel is pleased to announce that over $365,000 was raised at the Me and UooUoo: RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail auction event for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation on 22 April. Each UooUoo was hammered down on the night, selling to enthusiastic bidders eager to support the life-changing work of the RCH Melbourne. Leonard Joel was proud to […]

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Records tumble as the Leonard Joel Diamond sells for $1,125,000 IBP

Category: Important Jewels

Leonard Joel is thrilled to announce that the largest and most expensive diamond ever to come to auction in Australia sold at last night’s Important Jewels auction in Sydney for $1,125,000 IBP. Lot 46, the spectacular platinum and diamond ring featuring a square emerald-cut diamond weighing 25.02 carats, delighted clients at the viewings in Melbourne […]

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To gild the lily or not to gild the lily

Category: Decorative Arts

From the dawn of civilization, humanity has held a reverence for gold, associating its yellow lustre with wealth, prosperity, extravagance, and beauty. If we look through the lens of decorative arts history, we see it epitomised in the sheer abundance of gilded objects, architecture, and ornaments from around the world. For both artists and artisans, […]

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Shining a spotlight on the world’s most trafficked animal

Category: The 22nd Report

One of the most unique mammals in the world – the pangolin – has become a highly prized commodity. Illegally trapped, killed, and trafficked by organised crime networks between countries and continents to feed demand for their scales and meat. From 2016 to 2019, an estimated 206.4 tonnes of pangolin scales were intercepted and confiscated […]

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In Conversation with Emily Nolan

Category: In Conversation

We visited Emily Nolan, founder of Melbourne-born women’s tailoring label E Nolan and enthusiastic Leonard Joel collector, and asked her to share what style, collecting and inspiration means to her.   Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your label, E Nolan? E Nolan started as a way for me to challenge […]

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The Collector’s Auction

Category: Sydney

Highlights of the April Auction   A highlight of the April Collector’s Auction in Sydney is this Roman marble portrait head that has been consigned from the estate of Rodney Ellison. It is rare to find such a fine ancient sculpture in private hands in Australia, and with provenance dating back to 1988. Roman portraits […]

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The art of collecting prints: what to know

Category: Prints & Multiples

Prints and other types of editions are a great place to start for someone who is beginning their art collection, especially if you are working within a budget. Many of your favourite painters of today also work within the medium of print, making it easier to acquire something to add to your collection. The most […]

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Big in China

Category: Luxury

COVID-19-related store closures and financial uncertainty may have caused concern and anxiety for most of us; however, the world’s luxury brands have been raking in big dollars. Most international luxury brands are posting significant growth as we sit at home spending our stimulus money, or is there another reason for the upward trend? On top […]

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Pierre Cardin, A Legacy Of Everything 1922 – 2020

Category: Modern Design

“I like to draw without constraint of corners, corridors, rooms or walls. Make sleeves to dresses or feet to a table, it’s the same thing” Pierre Cardin   Pierre Cardin died at 98 years old last year, in a time of upheaval, confusion and complete uncertainty of what the creative world holds for us all […]

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