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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Liza Hallam

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Australian & International Art
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Auction Results & Details

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

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Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
51 EUAN MACLEOD
born 1956

Looking Down, Looking Up Garie 2001

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Richard Larter/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
52 RICHARD LARTER
1929-2014

Film Goddess 1959

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
53 GUY BOYD
1923-1988

Swimmer (1981)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $43,920 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
54 GUY GREY-SMITH
1916-1981

Horse and Jockey 1970

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 ©The Estate of John Coburn/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
55 JOHN COBURN
1925-2006

Tower of Babel 1973

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Wendy Whiteley
56 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

The Feeling of Flight 1979

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Tony Tuckson/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
57 TONY TUCKSON
1921-1973

TP 222 Untitled (Red/Black/White – Drizzly) (circa 1962)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © John Olsen/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
58 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Kalla Kooper in Flood 1978

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 Emily Kngwarreye/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
59 EMILY KNGWARREYE
1910-1996

Untitled (Alhalkere) 1993

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
60 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

The Artist, Rock Cleft and Reflections

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $95,160 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © H., C. and A. Glad
61 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

The Blue Hat 1938

Estimate $100,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $170,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © H., C. and A. Glad
62 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

The Seventies (1942)

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
63 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

Louis McCubbin Bathing at Mount Macedon

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
64 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

Shelling Peas (1913)

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
65 GEORGE WEBB
1861-1949

Sydney Harbour at Sunrise with South Head in the Distance (circa 1890)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
66 SEPTIMUS POWER
1878-1951

Resting (circa 1920)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $46,360 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
67 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

(Approaching Storm)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $23,180 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
68 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

Spring Time in Devon 1924

Estimate $40,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
69 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Dryburgh Abbey

Estimate $20,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
70 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

Portrait of H. Abrahams, Esq. 1915

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
71 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

The Somme Valley (1918)

Estimate $120,000 - $160,000 Lot Sold: $146,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
72 TOM ROBERTS
1856-1931

Major Peter Henson Bancroft 1922

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $39,040 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Sali Herman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
73 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

Redfern Backyards 1963

Estimate $18,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $21,960 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Sali Herman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
74 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

(Terrace Houses) 1974

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
75 JAMES GLEESON
1915-2008

The Ritual 1981

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000

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