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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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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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
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E: Brett Ballard
Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Liza Hallam

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
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Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Fred Williams. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
51 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

(After the Fires, Upwey) (1968)

Estimate $45,000 - $65,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Charles Blackman. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
52 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Child with a Pram 1953

Estimate $120,000 - $160,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Helen Brack
53 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

The Return of the Prodigal Son 1953

Estimate $600,000 - $800,000 Lot Sold: $1,372,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Helen Brack
54 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

Three Bridesmaids 1961

Estimate $120,000 - $160,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian Art - AU0819
55 JON MOLVIG
1923-1970

The Brumbies 1959

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Estate of Leonard French. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
56 LEONARD FRENCH
1928-2017

Man Created (1969-1970)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
57 PETER POWDITCH
born 1942

Untitled 1998-1999

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $7,076 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
58 PETER POWDITCH
born 1942

Sun Torso, 130 (Bunch) 1972

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Donald Friend. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
60 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

The Verandah Bed (1954)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $37,820 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
62 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Wilsons Promontory 1939

Estimate $9,000 - $12,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
63 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Man and Bird (New Guinea Series)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Jennifer Dickerson. Licensed by Viscopy, 2017
64 ROBERT DICKERSON
1924-2015

The Witness (circa 1985)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819
65 TIM STORRIER
born 1949

Evening Fire 1987

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $23,180 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Jennifer Dickerson
66 ROBERT DICKERSON
1924-2015

Country Homestead 2004

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Cressida Campbell. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
67 CRESSIDA CAMPBELL
born 1960

Goldfish (1984)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © Charles Blackman. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
68 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Four Shadows (circa 1965)

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819 © The Estate of David Boyd. Licenced by Viscopy, 2017
69 DAVID BOYD
1924-2011

(Angels in an Orchard) 1972

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
70 SAM FULLBROOK
1922-2004

(Flannel Flowers)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
71 E. PHILLIPS FOX
1865-1915

Sea at Narrabeen (1914)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian Art - AU0819
72 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Fossil Bay, Flood Tide 1925

Estimate $200,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $329,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
73 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Mt. Stephen (1922)

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Lot Sold: $97,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
74 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

A Study 1920

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $21,960 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0819
75 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

The Artist's Dining Room (1911)

Estimate $45,000 - $65,000    Lot Sold: SOLD

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