Maestri to move from Surry Hills

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - REALESTATE -

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.

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