Australian and International Art

Shapiro Auctioneers is committed to Australian painting, sculpture and photography. We have consistently proven that exceptional international works of art can be sold to advantage in Australia.

The market for Australian artists including Arthur Boyd, Cressida Campbell, John Coburn, Robert Dickerson, Petrina Hicks, Ian Fairweather, Donald Friend, Bill Henson, Fred Leist, Robert Macpherson, Tracey Moffatt, Margaret Olley, Narelle Autio, John Olsen, Trent Parke, John Passmore, Margaret Preston, Jeffrey Smart, Ethel Spowers, Danila Vassilieff, Roland Wakelin and Brett Whiteley are all currently in strong demand. 

For a confidential and obligation-free appraisal please contact one of our specialists.

Sale Highlights

Our specialists

Rohan Hawthorn

Rohan Hawthorn

GENERAL MANAGER
Australian and International Art
Rohan Hawthorn is the General Manager of Shapiro Auctioneers and a specialist in Australian and International Fine Art. Rohan's career in the auction industry spans 15 years, beginning his career at Goodman Auctions and progressing to the role of junior specialist at Bonhams Auctioneers. At Bonhams he was responsible for significant one owner collections including those of Lindsay Fox, John Laws, the Estate of Rudy Komon as well as the liquidation of MG Rover. After leaving the auction industry Rohan was manager at Andrew Crawford Gallery before starting his own consultancy agency, his clients including Tim Storrier who he worked with to assist in cataloguing and managing the artist's private and historical collection. Since joining the team at Shapiro Auctioneers in 2009 Rohan has built the fine art department and curated auctions of numerous collections including the Estate of Ray Hughes, the Estate of Darcy Ryan, The Barbara Sheridan Donnay and the late Gilbert J. Donnay Collection, the Estate of Andrew Curtis, The Duncan and Sally Mount Collection and major corporate collections from The Royal Bank of Scotland, Corrs Westgarth Chambers and PWC.
Andrew Shapiro

Andrew Shapiro

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Australian and International Art
20.21C Art and Design
Andrew Shapiro is Managing Director of Shapiro Auctioneers Australia. His career in the auction industry spans 30 years, from bases in New York, London and Sydney. In 1984, Mr Shapiro joined Phillips New York, where he established his reputation as a leading specialist in 19th and 20th Century Fine and Decorative Arts and became a senior vice-president. In 1990 he arrived in Australia and introduced auction sales for Phillips Australia. Mr Shapiro was profiled in the international publication, Art and Auction (Nov 2000) as the progressive leader in the Australian auction industry. In 2001 Andrew Shapiro led the management buy-out of Phillips International Auctioneers from Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy across Australia. Over the next seven years Shapiro Auctioneers has confirmed its position in the auction industry as a leader in Australian and International Art, Aboriginal Art, 20/21 Century Design, Traditional Furniture and Decorative Art in particular English and European Silver and Objets d'vertu. Significant one owner collections have highlighted many of the past years including the K R Bernard Smith Collection, The Property of A Gentleman, the L Richard Smith Collection, the New Collection and many others. Record prices in all areas of 20th Century Australian and International Design for silver, glass, furniture and books as well as the highest prices recorded for European sculpture and painting keep Shapiro Auctioneers in the forefront of buyers and sellers.
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