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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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
76 ALAN SUMNER
1911-1994

The 8 Hours Monument, Russell Street (circa 1947)

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 Jeffrey Smart
77 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

High C (1957)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Donald Friend/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
78 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

The Olivier's in School for Scandal 1948

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 © The Estate of Donald Friend/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
79 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

Native Boy with Fish 1945

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
80 ROY DE MAISTRE
1894-1968

Still Life with Lamp

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © The Estate of Margaret Preston/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
81 MARGARET PRESTON
1875-1963

Native Flowers 1952

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 Margaret Preston/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
82 MARGARET PRESTON
1875-1963

Still Life with Banksias (1955)

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
83 RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

White Roses (circa 1928-1932)

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
84 RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

Low Tide, Brignogan (circa 1900)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
85 DAVID STRACHAN
1919-1970

Still Life with Pears and Yellow Flowers

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825 © Lou Klepac
86 NORA HEYSEN
1911-2003

A Few Roses

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
87 ADRIAN FEINT
1894-1971

(Yellow and White Roses) 1954

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 Lot Sold: $3,904 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
88 ADRIAN FEINT
1894-1971

(Hibiscus) 1957

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $11,590 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
89 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

(Coastal Scene with Dhows) 1923

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
90 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

Lion Island 1920

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 © H., C. and A. Glad
91 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

The Duke's Picnic (1945)

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 © H., C. and A. Glad
92 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

Boarded 1954

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
93 RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

Moses and the Brazen Serpents

Estimate $20,000 - $25,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
94 EDWARD ATKINSON HORNEL
1864-1933

Girl in Spring Blossoms 1910

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $30,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
95 CHARLES CONDER
1868-1909

(Untitled) (circa 1893)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
96 SYDNEY LOUGH THOMPSON
1877-1973

Girl with Japanese Umbrella 1915

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
97 CHARLES FREDERICK GOLDIE
1870-1947

Pokai (The Strategist) 1921

Estimate $300,000 - $400,000 Lot Sold: $366,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
98 GOTTFRIED LINDAUER
1839-1926

Māori Girl Learning the Haka (circa 1907)

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $305,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
99 JOHN PASSMORE
1904-1984

Abstract Sydney Harbour (1957-1958)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $79,300 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & New Zealand Art | Important Australian Art from The J.G.L. Collection - AU0825
100 DANILA VASSILIEFF
1897-1958

Three Forms (1953)

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $63,440 (including buyer's premium)

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