Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0819 | 21 November 2017 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

CHARLES BLACKMAN, born 1928, Mad Hatter's Tea Party 1956. Sold for $1,891,000 November 2017. ***Auction Record for the Artist*** (c) Charles Blackman. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
JOHN BRACK 1920-1999 The Return of the Prodigal Son 1953. Sold for $1,372,500 November 2017. (c) Helen Brack
ALBERT TUCKER 1914-1999 Image of Modern Evil 29 1946. Sold for $1,159,000 November 2017. ***Auction Record for the Artist*** © The Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982 After Bushfire (1969). Sold for $573,400 November 2017. (c) The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 Shao 1979. Sold for $1,159,000 November 2017. © Wendy Whiteley
Sale Number: AU0819

Records Tumble for Highest Ever November Auction

Strong buyer interest lead to Sotheby’s Australia achieving its highest ever November Important Australian Art result of $10.67 million, and the auctioneers highest yearly art auction sale total since 2007.  Eight new world auction records were established with the two stand-out results being Charles Blackman’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for $1,891,000 and Albert Tucker’s Image of Modern Evil 29 with $1,159,000.

 
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Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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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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Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
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Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $10,666,216 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  LEVEL 9, 41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
WED. 8 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
THU. 9 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
FRI. 10 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
SAT. 11 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
SUN. 12 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT

SYDNEY | 30 & 34 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
THU. 16 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
FRI. 17 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
SAT. 18 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
SUN. 19 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
MON. 20 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
TUE. 21 NOV 17 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT








Important Australian Art - AU0819
1 DORRIT BLACK
1891-1951

(Portrait of Iberia Performer) (circa 1944)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $42,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
2 DORRIT BLACK
1891-1951

(Summer Landscape)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
3 ADRIAN FEINT
1894-1971

Flowers with Sunset: Panel for 'Orion' 1946

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $76,860 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
4 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

(Desert Landscape) (circa 1956)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
5 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

(Treescape) (1958)

Estimate $45,000 - $65,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
6 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

(Murrumbidgee River) (1977)

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $42,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © John Olsen. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
7 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Spoonbills on the Murray 1971

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $84,180 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Lloyd Rees. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
8 LLOYD REES
1895-1988

Bathurst Landscape 1983

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
9 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

After Bushfire (1969)

Estimate $380,000 - $420,000 Lot Sold: $573,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
10 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Image of Modern Evil 29 1946

Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000 Lot Sold: $1,159,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of William Dobell. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
11 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Study for Margaret Olley (1948)

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000 Lot Sold: $268,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of William Dobell. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
12 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Study for Camille Gheysens (1957)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
13 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Study for Head Office (2002)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $140,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Wendy Whiteley
14 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Two Giraffes No. 2 1964-1985

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $231,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
16 DALE FRANK
born 1959

Julian McMahon 2008-2009

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Wendy Whiteley
17 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Wategos Beach, Holiday Suite 9 1989

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $109,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Wendy Whiteley
18 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Wategos Beach, Holiday Suite 7 (1989)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © William Robinson
19 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Sunset and Rising Moon 1993

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $146,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Wendy Whiteley
20 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Shao 1979

Estimate $850,000 - $950,000 Lot Sold: $1,159,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
21 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Kelly and Rifle (1980)

Estimate $250,000 - $300,000 Lot Sold: $414,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Sali Herman. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
22 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

Woolloomooloo 1973

Estimate $55,000 - $75,000 Lot Sold: $85,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Helen Brack
23 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

Study for Standing Nude 1970

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819
24 GODFREY MILLER
1893-1964

Figure Group

Estimate $60,000 - $70,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Ian Fairweather. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
25 IAN FAIRWEATHER
1891-1974

Fisher (1963)

Estimate $300,000 - $400,000    Lot Sold: SOLD