Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0811 | 23 November 2016 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

CHARLES BLACKMAN, born 1928, The Game of Chess 1956. Sold for $1,799,500 November 2016 ***Auction Record for the Artist*** (c) Charles Blackman. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia.
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982. Turnip Diggers (1968). Sold for $549,000 November 2016 (c) The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia.
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992, Still Life with Cornflowers 1976. Estimate $634,400 November 2016. (c) Wendy Whiteley.
WILLIAM ROBINSON, born 1936. To Beechmont with Bushfire and Approaching Storm 1998. Sold for $305,000 November 2016. (c) William Robinson.
Sale Number: AU0811

Important Australian Art

Sotheby’s Australia’s November sale of Important Australian Art has clearly positioned the auctioneer as the undisputed art market leader in Australia for 2016.  With strong buyer interest, the collection of 102 lots realised $8.53 million and achieved a new world auction record for Charles Blackman’s The Game of Chess 1956, which sold for $1,799,500.

The results achieved by Sotheby’s Australia represents the continued strength and confidence in the Australian Art Market.  Sotheby’s Australia auctioned six of the top ten Australian paintings in 2016.

 
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Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

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Australian & International Art
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Australian & International Art
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Fiona Hayward

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Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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Brett Ballard

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Australian & International Art
Sydney
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Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $8,529,630 Including Buyer's Premium

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
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SYDNEY | 30 & 34 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
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Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Herbert Badham
1 HERBERT BADHAM
1899-1961

Botanical Gardens, Sydney (circa 1936)

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Lot Sold: $170,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 ©The Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
2 GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
1892-1984

Drapery and Foliage

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of William Dobell. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
3 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Storm Approaching, Wangi 1948

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $408,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
4 ELAINE HAXTON
1909-1999

The Pea Picker's Family (1944)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Ian Fairweather. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
5 IAN FAIRWEATHER
1891-1974

Kneeling Figures (circa 1951)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $103,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
6 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Ploughed Paddock, Lysterfield (1968)

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000 Lot Sold: $67,100 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
7 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Turnip Diggers (1968)

Estimate $450,000 - $650,000 Lot Sold: $549,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Wendy Whiteley
8 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Still Life with Cornflowers 1976

Estimate $350,000 - $550,000 Lot Sold: $634,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
9 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Final Study for the Rome Metro (1982)

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Robert Dickerson
10 ROBERT DICKERSON
1924-2015

Street Scene (1950)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
11 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

The Escaped Bride (1957-1958)

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $158,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Reproduced with the permission of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
12 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Salt Pans near Lake Eyre 1957

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Reproduced with the permission of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
13 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

South Seas 1969

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
14 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

At Eaglemont 1889

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811
15 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

'And the Sunlight Clasps the Earth' 1895

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $689,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
16 WALTER WITHERS
1854-1914

After the Heat of the Day 1891

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $183,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
17 EMMA MINNIE BOYD
1858-1936

The Last Load 1896

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811
18 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

The Billabong (1928)

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $158,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
19 CLIFTON PUGH
1924-1990

The Cat and the Wounded Bird 1963

Estimate $35,000 - $55,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Margaret Olley
20 MARGARET OLLEY
1923-2011

Ranunculus and Fruit (2007)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Wendy Whiteley
21 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

A Snippet of Tuscany 1960

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000 Lot Sold: $42,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Rosalie Gascoigne. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
22 ROSALIE GASCOIGNE
1917-1999

Airborne 1 1993

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $128,100 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
23 WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK
1936-2015

A Plant and a Tree 1971

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Brent Harris
24 BRENT HARRIS
born 1956

Whites Hinged on Black 1988

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000