Category: Jewels

The jewels and timepieces we are presented with are memorable for many reasons. Sometimes, it’s the client that leaves a lasting impression; sometimes it’s a compelling story that makes a piece so special. For me, as a gemmologist, it can be the excitement of seeing a jewel that I know I may see only once […]

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Fine Art

Category: Fine Art

Leonard Joel has been selling art at auction for over 100 years and we now present three fine curated auctions a year to market, offering a broad range of traditional, modern and contemporary fine art. Our most recent highlights were difficult to select, but we have been fortunate to present many fine examples in the […]

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OVATION Arts Centre Melbourne

Category: Events

Over the past two years, Ovation Dinner has raised funds to enable Arts Centre Melbourne through their program, ACCESS, to bring the performing arts to disadvantaged children around Victoria, regardless of gender, age, ability or cultural or socioeconomic background. Leonard Joel is proud to support Ovation 2020 and we recently spoke to Andy Dinan, Director […]

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Arts Project Australia and Leonard Joel: A New Traineeship Program

Category: Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia supports over 150 artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion within the broader contemporary art sector. Our Northcote gallery and studio are a hive of creative industry. Leonard Joel has been a proud partner of Arts Project Australia for the past 10 years, supporting the production of […]

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Valuations at Leonard Joel

Category: Valuations

Leonard Joel is the only auction house in Australia with a dedicated Valuations department, enabling us to offer a broad range of specialist expertise for the valuation and auction of single items and entire collections. Complimentary Valuations in Melbourne & Sydney We offer complimentary verbal valuations in our Melbourne and Sydney salerooms by appointment. We also […]

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Lessons Learned in 50 Years

Category: IFAW

Upon a foundation formed by 50 years of history and in-the-field experience across Oceania and throughout the globe, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has remained steadfast in its mission to ensure that both animals and people thrive together. From regions that are as diverse as the species that inhabit it, IFAW’s work throughout […]

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Our 2020 Commitment

Category: The 22nd Report

We were once the biggest trader, now the smallest and no negative commercial impact, whatsoever! Our cessation journey and advocacy for the removal of elephant ivory and rhinoceros’ horn from auction circulation is not over yet but in the almost three years since we began to make the connection between our own auction trade and the […]

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5 Minutes With Joe Hammond

Category: Uncategorized

This issue, we spend 5 minutes with Photographer & Videographer, Joe Hammond, who has an innate ability to beautifully bring so many of the human stories that we encounter to life, as seen in our recent My Leonard Joel: The Centenary Series. 1. FAVOURITE ARTIST So many favourites! Sticking to the medium of photography, Richard Mosse […]

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Category: Centum

THE GROWING DEMAND FOR CONTEMPORARY ART There’s an historic perception in the art world that an artist’s real value is only known once they pass on. This ‘ultimate career move’ heralds the end of production, thereby enhancing the value of those works remaining in existence as they become more scarce in the eyes of collectors […]

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Private Collections

Category: Private Collections

Extraordinary Private Collections pass through the salerooms of our Melbourne and Sydney offices or national affiliates every year and as head of this department my privilege is that I learn something or numerous things from every auction. Collections can be diverse in content, challenging operationally or unique in their demands.  I describe this as an […]

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