Mythical Smart dare, ‘13 zinnias for 13 guineas’, resurfaces

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 6th May 2017


Deutscher and Hackett’s Henry Mulholland with Jeffrey Smart’s Zinnias, painted in 1940 on a dare. Picture: John Feder

The nation’s art market has reported its best results since 2008, with $36.5 million traded at auction­ so far this year in a hot run that is expected to continue in Sydney on Wednesday when Deutscher and Hackett offer a catalogue of 132 artworks with a combined...