Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0833 | April 2019 | Sydney | 6.30 pm

ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999, Drowned Bridegroom (1959). Estimate $1,600,000-1,900,000. Sold for $1,952,000 August 2018. **Auction record for the artist.** © The Estate of Arthur Boyd
JOEL ELENBERG 1948-1980, Mask A (1979). Estimate $200,000-300,000. Sold for $634,400 November 2018. **Auction record for an Australian sculpture.** **Auction record for the artist.** © The Estate of Joel Elenberg.
LIN ONUS 1948-1996, Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995). Estimate $450,000-650,000. Sold for $793,000 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist.** © The Estate of Lin Onus.
DEL KATHRYN BARTON, born 1972, Of Pollen 2013. Estimate $100,000-140,000. Sold for $378,200 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist** © Del Kathryn Barton/Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK 1936-2015, Headland, Hawkesbury River 1985. Estimate $150,000-200,000. Sold for $366,000 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist.**
PETER UPWARD 1932-1983, Crown Street Indigo 1960. Estimate $50,000-70,000. Sold for $329,400 May 2018. **Auction record for the artist.**
GODFREY MILLER 1893-1964, Summer (1955-1957). Estimate $180,000-220,000. Sold for $231,800 August 2018. **Auction record for the artist**
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992, PINTON FRÈRES, TAPISSERIE D'AUBUSSON, FRANCE (MANUFACTURER), The Artist's Studio (1976). Estimate $100,000-120,000. Sold for $213,500 August 2018. **Australian record for a tapestry.** © Wendy Whiteley.
Sale Number: AU0833

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