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Reading the Fine Print | Why Collect Prints?

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Printmaking is among the most thrilling spheres in art. For both collectors and artists, this medium offers a suite of benefits - collaboration, innovation and accessibility (to name just three). For artists, printmaking fosters collaboration with a master printmaker. It also represents the opportunity to innovate. Since its inception in 140 AD, printmaking has expanded from woodblock prints into etchings, lithographs, screenprints and now, digital prints. For collectors, prints offer an accessible avenue into iconic artists. Plus, they can sometimes reveal an unseen side of an artist’s practice. Charles Blackman may be best known for his paintings, but he was also...

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Mad about Alice! Five Question Interview with Auguste Blackman

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Alongside our new collection Mad About Alice!, we asked Auguste Blackman five questions. Here, he opens up about being raised by one of Australia’s foremost artists, rabbits as omens and enduring power of a girl’s tumble down a rabbit-hole. Enjoy! [Below: Charles and Auguste Blackman] The story of Alice in Wonderland has been interpreted in many ways - sometimes as a whimsical fairy tale and sometimes as something darker. In Charles’s work, there are elements of both. What do you think the story meant for him? It was the beginning of his family life. Barbara was pregnant with me and Charles had listened...

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Five Tips For Becoming a Savvy Art Collector

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At Angela Tandori Fine Art we have been serving art collectors for sixteen years. In that time we have learnt from some of the savviest art collectors around. Here are five top tips from our artful collectors. 1. Consider the Medium. Drawings and graphics can be an optimal avenue for savvy collectors. Generally less expensive than paintings, works on paper can allow a collector to buy from famous artists while staying within a budget. Significant Australian artists such as Charles Blackman and Garry Shead offer a rich and extensive canon of graphics and drawings. 2. Support Contemporary Talent. Works by...

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ANNE HALL - Inside the Dollhouse

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What was it like to be a talented and aspiring female artist in Australia in the 1960’s? In 1967, when Anne Marie Hall was twenty-two she met her future husband, artist John Perceval. A year later, she debuted at South Yarra Gallery to high praise. In her work, critics sensed something terse. Guided by feeling, her the restlessness of her figures was pressed out, commanding attention and empathy. In the 1800’s a Danish play shocked theatregoers with the story of a woman’s marriage and life in “a doll’s house”. Ibsen’s story told of the limited opportunities for a woman to...

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Transforming Your Collection: Why and How to Resell Art

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  At Angela Tandori Fine Art, we respect change. We believe any healthy collector can embrace resale in developing their art collection - and we’re here to make the process as liberating as can be.   Why Resell? Resale is the engine behind renewal, change and focus. Repurposing your collection can help mitigate the challenges life throws in your way. If you find yourself in a new life stage, reselling works of art can help make space for this transition. It can also be a source of change. If you feel like your art collection doesn’t reflect who you are...

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