Art lovers pay top dollar for James Fairfax collection

The Australian, Emily Ritchie and Matthew Westwood, 31st August 2017

Sentiment might be cooling in Sydney’s housing market but the art market remains buoyant with significant paintings in the collection of late media mogul James Fairfax fetching well above expectations at auction last night.

The Cell Block Theatre at Sydney’s National Art School was packed to the brim with art lovers and keen buyers, and there were 14 phone bidders gathered around the auctioneer.