Maestri to move from Surry Hills
ACCLAIMED contemporary artist Guy Maestri has listed his Surry Hills apartment while he looks for alternative space around the inner west. His 120sqm Toga-built apartment in Chelsea Court has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. plus two courtyards.
The home in the early 1990s block has been previously described as a “mini museum-like space”, filled with the most amazing collection of incredible Australian art.
Everything in the home is apparently handmade, found, swapped or gifted. It’s been Maestri’s home for the past decade since the Mudgee-born artist paid $590,000 in 2007.
Maestri, who won the 2009 Archibald Prize, says his typical approach was to “throw a lot of paint at the canvas”.
Now he’s looking to double his money with a price guide of $1.25 million set for its July 15 auction through BresicWhitney Darlinghurst agents James Peach and Shannon Whitney.
The agents suggest investors could secure a potential rent of about $900 a week.
Artist Guy Maestri and his Fitzroy St, Surry Hills property.