Sotheby's Australia

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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Australian & International Art
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Australian & International Art
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Liza Hallam

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Administrator

Australian & International Art
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Auction Results & Details

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

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EXHIBITION

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Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Estate of Leonard French/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
26 LEONARD FRENCH
1928-2017

Bridge Drama (1984-1985)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
27 JOHN PASSMORE
1904-1984

Figure Study (1954)

Estimate $40,000 - $50,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
28 GODFREY MILLER
1893-1964

Seated Figure (circa 1935-1936)

Estimate $28,000 - $38,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
29 GODFREY MILLER
1893-1964

Paddington Terrace Series (circa 1948-1951)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
30 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Jack (1961)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
31 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Long Tom 1961

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (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
32 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

The Dreaming Garden (1970)

Estimate $280,000 - $340,000 Lot Sold: $341,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © John Olsen/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
33 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Sturt Peas, Pilbara (1983)

Estimate $160,000 - $180,000 Lot Sold: $317,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
34 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

The Stockman (1958)

Estimate $220,000 - $260,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © John Olsen/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
35 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Night Train and Owls 1980

Estimate $160,000 - $180,000 Lot Sold: $317,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Wendy Whiteley
36 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

The Meeting 1981

Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,400,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Reproduced with the permission of Jinx Nolan
37 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Carcass of Ram 1953

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000 Lot Sold: $183,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
38 JUSTIN O'BRIEN
1917-1996

The Draught of Fishes (1946)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
39 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Flea Market, Paris (1949-1950)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $85,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
40 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Study for Via Leopardi (2004)

Estimate $80,000 - $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 © Charles Blackman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
41 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Children Playing (1968)

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Jennifer Dickerson/Licensed by Viscopy, 2018
42 ROBERT DICKERSON
1924-2015

Pensive Girl

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $20,740 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © John Olsen/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
43 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Rookery

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (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
44 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

You Yangs (1964)

Estimate $40,000 - $50,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
45 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

The Prodigal Son and a Waterfall (1967)

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
46 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Ned Kelly (1973)

Estimate $450,000 - $650,000 Lot Sold: $561,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
48 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Parrots in the Bush

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $53,680 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of David Boyd/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
49 DAVID BOYD
1924-2011

Children in Boats

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $10,370 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Ray Crooke/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
50 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

(Island Scene)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000    Lot Sold: SOLD

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