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InterContinental Sydney and Sotheby’s Australia Launch Sculpture in the City

December 16, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

InterContinental Sydney and Sotheby’s Australia invite you to experience Sculpture in the City, an exhibition of works from five internationally acclaimed Australian artists. 


From now until mid-February 2016, InterContinental Sydney’s gallery annex will be home to a selection of sculptures available for purchase by John Kelly, Robert Klippel, David Larwill and Akio Makigawa.  A highlight of the exhibition is famed artist John Kelly’s maquette, Man Lifting Cow, of which Sotheby’s Australia is an exclusive agent.

Following regional success of installation exhibitions, such as Sculptures by the Sea, InterContinental Sydney and Sotheby’s Australia have collaborated to provide a smaller inner city accessible exhibition, introducing national, international and local visitors to a sample of Australian sculptural works.

Jörg T. Böckeler, InterContinental Sydney General Manager said, “We are delighted to welcome Australia’s most celebrated sculptures to InterContinental Sydney.  Our guests, as well as Sydney locals and visitors trust InterContinental Sydney to unlock inimitable and authentic experiences, and welcoming Sotheby’s Australia back to our gallery presents a wonderful opportunity in our own Sydney icon.

What is remarkable about our partnership with Sotheby’s Australia is the desire to push artistic boundaries. Sculpture in the City presents a selection of Australia’s most distinguished sculptors, and we have been able to ignite a truly local experience for both curious and art-aficionado guests and visitors alike with this shared philosophy.”

Geoffrey Smith, Chairman Sotheby’s Australia said, “Sculpture in the City is an opportunity for visitors to the InterContinental to engage with and appreciate major works by Australia’s leading sculptors.  It is through this immersion that we are able to facilitate to both local and international visitors an awareness of significant Australian art.

By exhibiting important and exciting Australian sculptures in the heart of the city of Sydney we are able to connect with and inspire visitors with a truly unique experience.  This exhibition is the result of the close relationship that Sotheby’s Australia enjoys with the InterContinental Sydney and is a testament to our successful corporate partnership.”

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