Tom and Sylvia Lowenstein collection of 250 unseen works by Australian artists auctioned at Mossgreen Armadale

Friday 24th February
Published by: Glen Eira Leader
Written by: Rebecca Di Nuzzo
ART buffs have a rare opportunity to buy unseen works by some of Australia’s greatest artists when the Lowenstein Collection goes to auction next month.
More than 250 works collected by Caulfield’s Tom and Sylvia Lowenstein will go under the hammer at Mossgreen, Armadale, on March 7, and Mossgreen chief executive Paul Sumner said they were “delighted” to host the sale on behalf of the well-recognised couple.
“The collection is a snapshot of an artistic era seen through the eyes of one of the most influential and best loved couples in the Australian art scene over recent decades,” he said.
“The Lowenstein Collection is a remarkable and personal collection, overflowing with stories of the artists’ connections to Tom and Sylvia.”
The collection was founded more than 40 years ago by accountant and financial adviser Mr Lowenstein, who advises and manages accounts of more than 3000 visual artists, writers and musicians.
The auction will feature works by artists such as John Olsen, Charles Blackman, Garry Shead, Arthur Boyd, Margaret Olley, Akio Makigawa and Tim Storrier. Mossgreen is at 926-930 High St. The auction is from 6pm.