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Laverty's to Part with Prized Collection, Sydney

Posted: Nov. 6th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
William Robinson

2013 is the last time Colin and Elizabeth Laverty will be together with their prized collection of artwork in Sydney. Set to be sold by Bonhams at the Museum of Contemporary Art in March of next year, the two will be dividing up their nearly 2000 work strong contemporary art collection and setting it to auction.

The decision to sell part of their 2000 strong collection of contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous art is bittersweet for Dr. Colin and Mrs. Elizabeth Laverty whose love of fine art has developed over a period of 50 years.

A passion for aesthetically pleasing images and a desire to be surrounded by objects of beauty has driven the collecting exploits of the couple, who according to Elizabeth Laverty, collect with their hearts and not with their heads.

To be sold by Bonhams in Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art on 24 March 2013 following previews in London, New York and Melbourne, the sale will include about 300 works from the Laverty collection which are estimated to be worth between $4 million to $6 million.


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