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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Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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E: Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art
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Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Fiona Hayward

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
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E: Brett Ballard
       

Auction Results & Details

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

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
WED. 9 NOV 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
THU. 10 NOV 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
FRI. 11 NOV 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
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SYDNEY | 30 & 34 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
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Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
26 JAMES GLEESON
1915-2008

Arriving with the Night 1998

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © William Robinson
27 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

To Beechmont with Bushfire and Approaching Storm 1998

Estimate $250,000 - $300,000 Lot Sold: $305,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
30 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Study for Jacob Descending (1979)

Estimate $140,000 - $180,000 Lot Sold: $170,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Wendy Whiteley
31 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Milk (1976)

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $390,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
32 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Trees (1958)

Estimate $300,000 - $500,000 Lot Sold: $366,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
33 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Shoalhaven Hillside (1975)

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811
34 RAH FIZELLE
1891-1964

(Street, Italy) (1929)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0811
35 RAH FIZELLE
1891-1964

(Lake, Italy) (1929)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
36 RAH FIZELLE
1891-1964

(Hillside Town, Italy) (1929)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811
37 PETER PURVES SMITH
1912-1949

French Countryside (1935 or 1936)

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
38 PETER PURVES SMITH
1912-1949

Botanic Gardens 1949

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $14,640 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
39 DANILA VASSILIEFF
1897-1958

Children Playing in Collingwood School (1939)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $43,920 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
40 DANILA VASSILIEFF
1897-1958

Corner, Fitzroy (1938)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Sali Herman. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
41 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

Paddington Scene 1946

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Wendy Whiteley
42 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Bush, Ulladulla (1958)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of John Perceval. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
43 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Lagoon at Weetangera Waterfall 1965

Estimate $40,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Margaret Preston. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
44 MARGARET PRESTON
1875-1963

Sydney Bridge and Fort Denison 1946

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Wendy Whiteley
45 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Sydney Winter 1980

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $366,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811
46 JOEL ELENBERG
1948-1980

Mask E (1979)

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Lot Sold: $97,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © Charles Blackman. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
47 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

The Game of Chess 1956

Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,200,000 Lot Sold: $1,799,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
48 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

The Two-Up Game (Portrait of Ermes de Zan) (2006)

Estimate $500,000 - $700,000
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia.
49 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Absalom 1953

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0811 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
50 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Fourth Study for Conversation Piece (1997)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $79,300 (including buyer's premium)

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