Sotheby's Australia

Important Australian Art

AU0837 | 27 August 2019 | Sydney | 6.30PM

Sale Number: AU0837

Consign now with the premier auctioneer of Australian art.

In 2018 Sotheby's Australia continued its market leadership with $33.78 million sold at auctions and established numerous auction records for Australian works of art.

Sotheby's Australia offers unique and unparalleled in-house scholarship and access to local and international collectors.  Our carefully curated August 2019 sale will include significant examples of historical, modern and contemporary Australian art.

A highlight is Charles Blackman’s Bather 1958, an evocative and tender composition that featured in Blackman’s defining solo exhibition at the Johnstone Galleries in Brisbane in 1958.  As the artist’s friend and contemporary, the poet Judith Wright, stated at the time: ‘Where some painters stimulate us by their energy, grace or wit, what we remember of Blackman’s paintings is, above all, their depth of meaning.  He does not illustrate aspects of our experience … rather he shows us what those aspects become for us in inner transformation.  His painting is not of the world of things, but of the world of our experience of them, in which they are changed from things to meanings.’

To participate in this momentous sale, contact our highly experienced specialists for a confidential appraisal.

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
27 AUGUST 2019 l 6.30 PM
INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY
117 MACQUARIE STREET, SYDNEY

EXHIBITION

Melbourne

14-16 Collins Street
MELBOURNE  VIC  3000 
Tel: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
Fax: +61 (0)3 9671 3096
enquiries@sothebysaustralia.com.au

 

Sydney

30 Queen Street 
WOOLLAHRA  NSW  2025 
Tel: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
Fax: +61 (0)2 9263 1100 
enquiries@sothebysaustralia.com.au

Geoffrey Smith
Chairman
+61 (0)2 9302 2402
+61 (0)3 9508 9900
geoffrey.smith@sothebysaustralia.com.au

Gary Singer
Chief Executive Officer
+61 (0)2 9302 2402
+61 (0)3 9508 9900
gary.singer@sothebysaustralia.com.au

MELBOURNE
Fiona Hayward
Senior Specialist, Art
+61 (0)3 9508 9900
fiona.hayward@sothebysaustralia.com.au

SYDNEY
Brett Ballard
Senior Specialist, Art
+61 (0)2 9302 2402
brett.ballard@sothebysaustralia.com.au

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

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 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E: Gary Singer
       
Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
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 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
E: Liza Hallam



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