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Carol Jerrems’ Vale Street breaks auction record

A print of Carol Jerrems' 1975 iconic Vale Street has broken the world record for highest selling Australian photo in auction, with the hammer falling at $122,000.

A bidding war erupted when Vale Street went for auction at Smith & Singer (formerly Sotheby's Australia) in Sydney last November, where it smashed its estimations of $30-50K and performed remarkably well against other artworks.

COVID-19 UPDATE: March 19

Find out comprehensive updates on how COVID-19 is affecting the Australian and international photo industry: Photokina cancelled... Head On goes online... Dakis closes office... Melbourne's Photo 2020 postponed... NPPP award ceremony closed to public... 'Cancel your weddings'... Geelong Gallery closed... Brisbane's Maud Street events up in the air...

Cocoons and silver linings

Back in the 1980s, a young marketing analyst called Faith Popcorn, one of the first soothsayers for the secular age we now call 'futurologists', came up with the notion of 'cocooning'. What she didn't see coming was the COVID-19 world, in which cocooning is becoming compulsory!

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