You have conducted the auction at the Caulfield Cup Calcutta in an exemplary fashion for many years. You extract a pool of approx. $40,000 with very entertaining remarks and accurate auctioneering. In the opinion of most people at the Calcutta you are the finest auctioneer we have ever heard and there are many real estate and country people who attend the auction.
A J BlakeleyFormer Calcutta Convenor, Royal South Yarra Tennis Club
Sensational performance last night Phil, you really got things rolling and achieved a fabulous result, Well done.
Bruce SmithPresident, Tommy Hafey Club Inc. Richmond Football Club
D&H Art Auction in Sydney
Friday, 30 August 2019
Deutscher and Hackett held their Sydney last night to a packed crowd. Offering works from well known names such as Jeffrey Smart, Howard Arkley, Roy de Maistre, Paddy Bedford, John Olsen, Fred Williams, and Arthur Boyd. Others from the likes of Cressida Campbell, Ben Quilty, Gordon Bennett, Danie Mellor, Brooke Andrew and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott were keenly contested. The auction featured works from the Ken and Joan Plomley Collection of Modernist Art and selected works from the pARTners Art Collective. Chris Deutscher reported that over Over 80% of the works had sold on the night with more that will sell within the ensuing days. The sale results for the offering were healthy. The pARTners Collective sold all bar one of their works.
Below is auctioneer Roger McIlroy selling: Notes to Basquiat by Gordon Bennett