Sotheby's Australia

The David Newby Collection of Australian Art

AU0813A | 3 May 2017 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999, Landscape with Waterhole and Herons, near Alice Springs 1954. Sold for $585,600 May 2017. © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
TIM STORRIER born 1949 The Night Line 2005. Sold for $109,800 May 2017. © Tim Storrier
ALBERT TUCKER 1914-1999 Explorer 1964. Sold for $451,400. © The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
JEFFREY SMART 1921-2013 Garage in Via Mantellate (1976). Sold for $329,400. © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
Sale Number: AU0813A

The David Newby Collection of Australian Art

Selling for a total of $4.6 million with 174% sold by value, the rare and prestigious private collection of David Newby’s was assembled with great enthusiasm and foresight over more than thirty years and represented defining moments in the achievements of Australia’s most influential and revered artists.  Reflective of the empathy and love that David Newby, together with his late wife Mary Jan, found in historical, modern and contemporary Australian art, it was a collection that reflected the intelligence and passion of a person with a global perspective who possessed a deep and abiding interest in and empathy for Australia’s cultural achievements.

The sale opened at a cracking pace with a new auction record for Elioth Gruner’s Fisherman, Coogee Beach 1913 for $164,700 (estimate $60,000-80,000, lot 1).  This was quickly followed by an auction record for Ray Crooke’s Thursday Island 1958 for $170,800 (estimate $70,000-90,000, lot 4).

Stunning results were achieved at Sotheby’s Australia’s May sale of The David Newby Collection of Australian Art and Important Australian Art with its highest auction result achieved in ten years.  The sale total of $14,258,750 and 149.6% sold by value surpassed the two night sale results of May 2016. 

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Gary Singer
       
Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Fiona Hayward

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Brett Ballard
Sally Upjohn

Sally Upjohn

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Sally Upjohn
Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Liza Hallam

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $4,621,360 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION TIMES +

EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  LEVEL 9 & 19, 41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
TUE. 18 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
WED. 19 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
THU. 20 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 21 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 22 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SUN. 23 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST

SYDNEY | 30 & 34 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
THU. 27 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 28 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 29 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SUN. 30 APR 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
MON. 1 MAY 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
TUE. 2 MAY 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
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The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of William Dobell. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
26 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Angoram on the Sepik River (1952)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $70,760 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Lloyd Rees. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
27 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

(Untitled) 1950

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $51,240 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of David Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
28 DAVID BOYD
1924-2011

Apple Pickers 1972

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $21,960 (including buyer's premium)
The David Newby Collection of Australian Art - AU0813A © The Estate of Ray Crooke. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
30 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

Backyards, Thursday Island

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000

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