Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0828 | 28 August 2018 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999, Drowned Bridegroom (1959). Sold for $1952,000 August 2018. ***Auction record for the artist*** (c) The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2018.
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982, Orange Hill (1966-1967). Sold for $1,098,000 August 2018. (c) The Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2018.
RUPERT BUNNY 1864-1947, A Provincial Town in France (1904). Sold for $488,000 August 2018.
GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH 1892-1984, Fruit in the Window 1957. Sold for $451,400 August 2018. ***Second highest price for the artist*** (c) The Estate of Grace Cossington Smith.
RUPERT BUNNY 1864-1947, A Word of Advice (1908). Sold for $353,800 August 2018.
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982, Creek Bed, Werribee Gorge (1976). Sold for $305,000 August 2018. (c) The Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2018.
Sale Number: AU0828

Important Australian Art

Sotheby's Australia continues its art auction market leadership with stunning results achieved at the August sale of Important Australian Art with a total of $8.84 million with 88% sold by value. 

The sale presented a collection of extraordinary moments in Australian art history. Surveying major stylistic developments, this auction offers rare and prestigious examples of Naturalism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism, and Abstraction, along with ground-breaking paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the most influential artistic innovators of historical, modern and contemporary Australian art.

 
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Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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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
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Brett Ballard
Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Liza Hallam

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $8,840,120 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION

MELBOURNE  |  14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE
WED. 15 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
THU. 16 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 17 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 18 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SUN. 19 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST

SYDNEY | 30 & 34 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
THU. 23 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 24 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
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SUN. 26 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
MON. 27 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
TUE. 28 AUG 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST








Important Australian Art - AU0828 © Del Kathryn Barton/Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1 DEL KATHRYN BARTON
born 1972

Farewell 2004

Estimate $150,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $244,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © Cressida Campbell/Copyright Agency, 2018
2 CRESSIDA CAMPBELL
born 1960

Wheat Fronds and Sky (2016)

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Lin Onus/Copyright Agency, 2018
3 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Frogs (1988)

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $183,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Gordon Bennett
4 GORDON BENNETT
1955-2014

Edge (With Displaced Point of Identification)1993

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $42,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © David Noonan
5 DAVID NOONAN
born 1969

Untitled (2004)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Howard Arkley/Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
6 HOWARD ARKLEY
1951-1999

Tudor House, Fitzroy Gardens 1987

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $51,240 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © Juan Davila/Licenced by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
7 JUAN DAVILA
born 1946

Woman in a Landscape 1998

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
Important Australian Art - AU0828 ©The Estate of Lin Onus/Copyright Agency, 2018
8 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Wirrirr Wirrirr (Rainbow Birds)

Estimate $140,000 - $180,000 Lot Sold: $170,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © Nicholas Harding
9 NICHOLAS HARDING
born 1956

In the Swell (White Hat and Rubber Ring) 2006

Estimate $20,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $34,160 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828
10 DALE FRANK
born 1959

Conara Cleveland Epping Forest 2006

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $67,100 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Nolan Trust/ Bridgeman Images
11 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

(Untitled: Three Figures) (1943)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Nolan Trust/ Bridgeman Images
12 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

View from the Artist's Studio, Parkville, Melbourne (1944)

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2018
13 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Nebuchadnezzar Eating Grass (1969)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $54,900 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2018
14 CHARLES BLACKMAN
1928-2018

The Kite Flyers (1953)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $29,280 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828
15 CLARICE BECKETT
1887-1935

(At Rickett's Point, Beaumaris)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $56,120 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 ©The Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
16 GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
1892-1984

Chair in the Room 1960

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000 Lot Sold: $82,960 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
17 GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
1892-1984

Fruit in the Window 1957

Estimate $200,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $451,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2018
18 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Orange Hill (1966-1967)

Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000 Lot Sold: $1,098,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © Wendy Whiteley
19 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Harbour (Grey Day) (1978)

Estimate $2,000,000 - $3,000,000
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2018
20 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Drowned Bridegroom (1959)

Estimate $1,600,000 - $1,900,000 Lot Sold: $1,952,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2018
22 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Lovers, Ram and Black Cockatoo (1967)

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Nolan Trust/ Bridgeman Images
23 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Figure and Camel 1966

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © Wendy Whiteley
24 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992
PINTON FRÈRES, TAPISSERIE D'AUBUSSON, FRANCE (MANUFACTURER)

The Artist's Studio (1976)

Estimate $100,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $213,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0828 © The Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2018
25 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Creek Bed, Werribee Gorge (1976)

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $305,000 (including buyer's premium)

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