Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0816 | 16 August 2017 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999 Moby Dick Hill (1949). Sold for $1,220,000 August 2017. © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 The Drought Crow: Sloping Up on the Olgas 1 (Up Front and Outback) 1984-1985. Sold for $1,024,800 August 2017. © Wendy Whiteley
CHARLES BLACKMAN born 1928 Suite 1961. Sold for $305,000 August 2017. © Charles Blackman. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1912-1981 Boy with a Lizard (1966). Sold for $536,800 August 2017. © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
JOHN PERCEVAL 1923-2000 French Nuns 1948. Sold for $451,400 August 2017. © The Estate of John Perceval. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982 Mernda (1972). Sold for $244,000 August 2017. © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
Sale Number: AU0816

Outstanding results were achieved at Sotheby’s Australia’s August sale of Important Australian Art held at the InterContinental Sydney on 16 August.  Surveying major stylistic developments, the auction offered rare and prestigious examples of Colonial Art, Naturalism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism, and Abstraction, along with ground-breaking paintings and works on paper by the most influential artistic innovators of historical, modern and contemporary Australian art.  With 97 works of art on offer, the sale realised $11.3 million with clearance rates of 125.4% by value.

The ground-breaking painting by Arthur Boyd, Moby Dick Hill (1949) sold for $1,220,000 becoming the third highest priced work by the artist at auction.  Sotheby's Australia now hold the five highest auction results for the artist.

E. Phillips Fox's impressionist masterpiece Monastery, San Lazzaro (1907) debuted for auction last night and became the new auction record for the artist at $1,061,400 nearly doubling the existing record.  Elioth Gruner's Silver Sands (Bondi) 1918 exceeded its high estimate selling for $244,000 setting a new auction record for the artist.

Exceptional prices were also achieved for Rick Amor, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, John Perceval, Jeffrey Smart and Brett Whiteley.

 
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
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E: Gary Singer
       
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
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: $11,314,890 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  LEVEL 9, 41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
WED. 2 AUG 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
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Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia.
51 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Joy Hester 1991

Estimate $50,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Estate of Robert Dickerson
52 ROBERT DICKERSON
1924-2015

Mother and Child by the River in the Moonlight (1998)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Charles Blackman. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
53 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Girl and Flowers

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Criss Canning. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
54 CRISS CANNING
born 1947

Pink Poppy (2002)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $20,740 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Margaret Olley
55 MARGARET OLLEY
1923-2011

Still Life with Lupins and Marigolds (1981)

Estimate $55,000 - $75,000 Lot Sold: $67,100 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
56 GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
1892-1984

Rocks in Bush 1960

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $32,940 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Estate of Herbert Badham
57 HERBERT BADHAM
1899-1961

Boatshed, Sydney Harbour 1927

Estimate $18,000 - $22,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Estate of Margaret Preston. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
58 MARGARET PRESTON
1875-1963

N.S.W. Everlasting Flowers 1929

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0816
59 WEAVER HAWKINS
1893-1977

El Sokko Grande, Tangier (1923)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Estate of Roland Wakelin
60 ROLAND WAKELIN
1887-1971

Sawmill at Kempsey 1932

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Rick Amor. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
61 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Silent World 2003

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $117,120 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816
62 LEWIS MORLEY
1925-2013

Christine Keeler 1963

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Wendy Whiteley
63 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Silver Eye (1988)

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $19,520 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
64 JAMES GLEESON
1915-2008

Dusk I 1983

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 Lot Sold: $2,318 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
65 JAMES GLEESON
1915-2008

Anatomy of a Dream 1995

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Reproduced with the permission of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
66 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Bird of Paradise (Flowers) 1968

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Charles Blackman. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
67 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Four Shadows (circa 1965)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © Reproduced with the permission of Jinx Nolan
68 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Three Monkeys 1963

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $81,740 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816 © The Estate of Lloyd Rees. Licenced by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
69 LLOYD REES
1895-1988

Behind the Reefs 1975

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816
70 JULIAN ASHTON
1851-1942

Hawkesbury Landscape 1898

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $7,930 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816
71 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

The Pool of Venus (1920)

Estimate $100,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $201,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816
72 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Lady Hillingdon (1938)

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000
Important Australian Art - AU0816
73 PENLEIGH BOYD
1890-1923

From Vaucluse 1922

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $39,040 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0816
74 RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

Flower Piece (circa 1926-1932)

Estimate $14,000 - $18,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0816
75 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Roses (1932)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $41,480 (including buyer's premium)

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