About A Secondary Eye

A Secondary Eye was founded with the aim of developing the secondary market for art and collectibles in Australia. Initially based in Brisbane and now on Queen Street in Woollahra, Sydney, we organise exhibitions alongside our core business of conducting private sales. We specialise in First Nations artists, as well as Australian and international contemporary art.

As secondary market art dealers, we help collectors buy and sell works by important artists from Australia and beyond, ensuring full confidentiality and discretion for each interaction. We offer a variety of services to collectors, and are able to tailor our expertise to your specific needs – including collection management, valuations and advisory services. Please get in touch with us to discuss what we can do for you.

Jesse-Jack De Deyne - About A Secondary Eye

Jesse-Jack De Deyne

With experience primarily focused on Australian Indigenous Art, this is an area that I can offer specialised advise in. I hold the strong belief that the art produced by Australia’s First Nations artists has a worthy position amongst the finest artwork in the world. 

My grandfather was one of the early major collectors and having grown up in a family immersed in art has led me to pursue a career in this field. I have spent time working at Maningrida Arts & Culture in Arnhem Land, followed by taking up a role as an Australian Indigenous Art specialist at a major auction house in Melbourne. It was here that I was able to establish a network of significant buyers and collectors that allows me to have access to some of finest Australian artwork available to the market. 

With A Secondary Eye what I will seek on your behalf are the very best pieces to include in your collection and if looking to sell, provide some guidance on how best to offer your pieces to the secondary market, whether that be via auction or private sale. 

+61 424 202 434

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Boris Cornelissen

Having worked in the art world across three different continents, I have developed a deep appreciation for a diverse range of cultural traditions. One of the real privileges of this has been meeting the collectors for whom art has grown from a passing interest into a life-long passion. Helping those collectors find the works they’ve been looking for, or helping them sell works to open new doors, is always an extremely rewarding experience.

I started my career at Sotheby’s in London, where I spent six years in the contemporary art department, eventually becoming a specialist and head of sale. I then moved to Sotheby’s Hong Kong, where I worked on bringing international contemporary art to the quickly growing Asian market, as well as sourcing contemporary Chinese art from European collections.

Some of my personal career highlights included not only selling blue-chip works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter or Yayoi Kusama, but also achieving new auction records for historically overlooked artists – such as the Belgian Pop Art painter Evelyne Axell, or Tsuruko Yamazaki, one of the few female members of Japan’s influential Gutai group.

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Boris Cornelissen - About A Secondary Eye