Artemis Auctions

Artemis Auctions

Leading art auctioneer, Deutscher and Hackett and specialist auction house and art gallery, Mossgreen announced today that they will jointly run an additional art auction house- Artemis Auctions.

The new separate business, headed by Richard Ennis, former Head of Art at Leonard Joel, will cater for the growing number of buyers and sellers in the lower to mid-market range and will provide a higher level of client services than is currently available in Australia for this area of the market and will be the only specialist art auctioneer in this mid to lower value market sector.

The new company-Artemis Auctions- as a specialist fine art auction house, will establish itself immediately as the market leader for the presently under-serviced lower to mid-market level of the Australian art market, and will offer unrivalled art expertise sourced across these two leading Australian-owned auction companies.

Market-leading client services at Artemis Auctions will include:

  1. Consignment for the online catalogue up to one week before the auction. (Traditionally, entries for auction catalogues close about 2 months before the auction)
  2. Improved online buying tools such as images of the picture frames, the back of the work and a close up of the signature.
  3. Online condition reports for all lots.
  4. Free online catalogue subscriptions and newsletters.
  5. No handling fees.
  6. Auctions and viewings held three times a year at Ormond Hall, Melbourne in April, July and October 2009

Artworks can be consigned through Deutscher and Hackett offices in Melbourne and Sydney and at Mossgreen Gallery in Melbourne.

The first Artemis auction in April features a fine single-owner collection of fine quality contemporary art – The Esa Jaske Collection featuring works by James Gleeson, Ken Whisson, Mostyn Bramley-Moore, Louise Bourgeois, and other leading Australian and International artists.