Media Release: Artmarketspace Launches ‘Art Auctions’ with a Significant Single-Owner Auction of Works from the Estate of David Boyd

Posted on February 18th, by Bourse Communications in News and Announcements. Comments Off on Media Release: Artmarketspace Launches ‘Art Auctions’ with a Significant Single-Owner Auction of Works from the Estate of David Boyd

Artmarketspace is excited to announce the launch of its newly-developed auction capability, Art Auctions, and will launch with a fabulous single-owner auction of works from the Estate of David Boyd, consigned by members of the Boyd family.

David Boyd and Arthur Boyd (along with ceramicist and sculptor, Guy Boyd) were the most successful art-brothers Australia has ever had. Works by David Boyd are extremely popular on the auction market and he is represented in the public collections of every National and State Art Institution, as well as a very large number of significant private collections around the country.

David Boyd left Australia to live in London in the 1960’s where he had great success as a painter and ceramicist, before finally returning home in 1975 where he lived till his passing in 2011. His work concentrated on narratives that range from his important early works of the 1950’s and 1960’s that tell the often brutal history of our nation’s first peoples, through to the more lyrical and whimsical later series’ that mixed robust ancient stories from classical mythology with contemporary Australia and its landscape.

Artmarketspace CEO and co-founder Lee Steer, said:

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to thank the members of the Boyd family for the opportunity to launch with such a fabulous auction of works from the Estate of David Boyd.”

Tall Ships Returning 1988 (1988)
100 x 120cm, Oil on Canvas
Est $25,000 – $35,000
The Island (1979)
90 x 114cm, Oil on Board
Est $16,000 – $22,000

Art Auctions offers greatly reduced vendor commission rates for selling artwork via auction, with a buyers-premium that reduces, as the value of the work increases. This auction capability means that individual artwork auctions can be conducted with artwork sold from an owner’s home, without having to incur any marketing or logistics costs and integrated buyer logistics are fully automated, allowing for instant shipping quotes and options to ship nationally or globally. Art Auctions’ Unique Video Experiences (UVE) is another feature of Art Auctions that allows artworks to be viewed close-up, at distance and in a 360-degree view.

Lee Steer, said:

“I am delighted to announce this exciting next stage in the evolution of Artmarketspace and with our new auction capability we now offer very attractive seller and buyer commission rates, that are much lower than what traditional auction houses charge.”

Live viewings of the single-owner auction of works from the Estate of David Boyd will be held from 28th February to 1st March (11am – 5pm each day), at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra (Sydney) and from 27th March to 29th March (11am – 5pm each day), at 409 Malvern Road, South Yarra (Melbourne).

The auction will take place on 29th March, starting at 5pm (AEST), on  

David Boyd’s granddaughter, Jesamine Boyd, will be available to meet the public at the viewings in Sydney and Melbourne (each Saturday 3pm to 5pm).

For further information please contact:

Lee Steer, CEO,
M: +61 414 471 537
E: [email protected]  

Rod North, Managing Director,
Bourse Communications Pty Ltd
T: +613 9510 8309, M: +61 408 670 706,
E: [email protected]

About Artmarketspace
Conceived, built and developed in Australia, Artmarketspace is unlike any other, in that it provides a comprehensive one-stop-shop for sellers and buyers of art, catering for all sectors of the market.
Art Auctions that cater for the secondary market with low selling rates and a better online offering, backed by live viewings around Australia. Vendors can sell one artwork themselves from their home or use Artmarketspace to handle it all for them.
Primary Market sales, relevant for artists and art-dealers, as well as for private art sellers who want to sell at a fixed price to a national market. Videos of the artworks that provide a much more honest and revealing buyer experience for the new online buyer, where the buyers can see the nuances that previously only an eye in a live experience could see.
A one-stop automated online logistics and delivery system for both auction and primary market sales that allows for easy door-to-door delivery.

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