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Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection

AU0825 | 16 May 2018 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

LIN ONUS 1948-1996 Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995). Sold for $793,000 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist** (c) The Estate of Lin Onus/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018.
LIN ONUS 1948-1996 Fish at Dusk (1996). Sold for $671,000 May 2018. (c) The Estate of Lin Onus/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018.
SIDNEY NOLAN 1917-1992, Ned Kelly (1973). Sold for $561,200 May 2018. (c) The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images.
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 Bathroom and Figure 1963. Sold for $512,400 May 2018. (c) Wendy Whiteley.
DEL KATHRYN BARTON born 1972 Of Pollen 2013. Sold for $378,200 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist** (c) Del Kathryn Barton/Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK 1936-2015 Headland, Hawkesbury River 1985. Sold for $366,000 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist**
CHARLES FREDERICK GOLDIE 1870-1947 Pokai (The Strategist) 1921. Sold for $366,000 May 2018.
JOHN PERCEVAL 1923-2000 The Man 1942. Sold for $353,800 May 2018. (c) The Estate of John Perceval/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
CHARLES BLACKMAN born 1928 The Dreaming Garden (1970). Sold for $341,600 May 2018. (c) Charles Blackman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018.
PETER UPWARD 1932-1983 Crown Street Indigo 1960. Sold for $329,400 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist**
Sale Number: AU0825

Important Australian & New Zealand Art (Lots 1-98)
Including Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection (lots 99-137)

Sotheby's Australia continues its art auction market leadership with stunning results achieved at the May sale of Important Australian & New Zealand Art with a total of $8.84 million with 82.3% sold by value, including seven new artist auction records.  The result represents the highest total for an art auction in Australia for 2018.

Two monumental and highly significant paintings by Lin Onus both exceeded the previous auction record for the artist. Commissioned by Melbourne Airport, Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995) established the new auction record of $793,000 (estimate $450,000-650,000, lot 10) and Fish at Dusk (1996) realised $671,000 (estimate $450,000-650,000, lot 11).  These works were painted in the last two years of Lin Onus’ life and represented the artist’s most ambitious paintings in their scale, complexity and visual impact. Sotheby's Australia now holds four of the top five highest auction results for the artist.

An artist auction record of $305,000 was established for Gottfried Lindauer’s Maori Girl Learning the Haka which provided an intimate and rare insight into Māori culture, as a young child is taught by her elders the tribal dance (estimate $250,000-350,000, lot 98).  William Delafield Cook's Headland, Hawkesbury River 1985 exceeded its high estimate selling for $366,000 setting a new auction record for the artist (estimate $150,000-200,000, lot 8).

 
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Geoffrey Smith

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Australian & International Art
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Australian & International Art
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Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

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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: $8,841,584 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  LEVEL 9, 41 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
MELBOURNE  |  1 SPRING STREET, MELBOURNE
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SYDNEY | 30, 34 & 36-40 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
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Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
1 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Narcissus and Cave (1976)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $91,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Fred Williams/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
2 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Treefern Hillside, near Tallebudgera (1971)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
3 JUSTIN O'BRIEN
1917-1996

Maremma Landscape (1986)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $79,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Lloyd Rees/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
4 LLOYD REES
1895-1988

Tuscany 1957-1972

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of William Dobell/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
5 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Colour Abstract (Scene on the Harbour) 1960

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Charles Blackman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
6 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Two Schoolboys (1954)

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $146,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Wendy Whiteley
7 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Moreton Bay Fig, Botanic Gardens (1984)

Estimate $900,000 - $1,100,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
8 WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK
1936-2015

Headland, Hawkesbury River 1985

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $366,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Lin Onus/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
10 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995)

Estimate $450,000 - $650,000 Lot Sold: $793,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 ©The Estate of Lin Onus/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
11 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Fish at Dusk (1996)

Estimate $450,000 - $650,000 Lot Sold: $671,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Del Kathryn Barton/Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
12 DEL KATHRYN BARTON
born 1972

Of Pollen 2013

Estimate $100,000 - $140,000 Lot Sold: $378,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
13 PETER TYNDALL
born 1951

A Person Looks At A Work of Art/ / someone looks at something .... 1999

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
14 DANIEL BOYD
born 1982

King No Beard 2008

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $23,180 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of David Larwill/Courtesy of Fiona Larwill and Sotheby's Australia
15 DAVID LARWILL
1956-2011

The Dead Flea 2001

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $23,180 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Gordon Bennett
16 GORDON BENNETT
1955-2014

Home Décor (Algebra) Relâche 1998

Estimate $50,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $54,900 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
17 MICHAEL ZAVROS
born 1974

Debaser / Marc Jacobs 2010

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $35,380 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Guan Wei
18 GUAN WEI
born 1957

Cloud B#3 2012

Estimate $35,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $42,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of John Perceval/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
19 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Adam and Eve 1951

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Charles Blackman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
20 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Flowers in the Blue Vase 1973

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
21 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Moses and the Donkey

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Wendy Whiteley
23 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Bathroom and Figure 1963

Estimate $350,000 - $450,000 Lot Sold: $512,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
24 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Kelly at Glenrowan 1964

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Charles Blackman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
25 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Midsummer Night's Dream (Christabel and the Unicorn) (1983)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $30,500 (including buyer's premium)

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