Sotheby's Australia

The Rae Rothfield Collection

AU0838 | 23 October 2019 | Melbourne | 6.30PM

BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 Wendy under the Shower 1962
oil and tempera on board, © Wendy Whiteley
Estimate $350,000–450,000
Sold for $439,200
ANTONY GORMLEY born 1950 MEME CXLVI 2011
cast iron, © Antony Gormley
Estimate $80,000–120,000
Sold for $213,500
ARMAN 1928-2005 Guitare Abacale
bronze, edition 95 of 350, © Arman.Adagp/Copyright Agency, 2019
Estimate $8,000–12,000
Sold for $19,520
** AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST IN AUSTRALIA **
ANTONY GORMLEY born 1950 MEME CXLIX 2011
cast iron, © Antony Gormley
Estimate $80,000–120,000
Sold for $225,700
** AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST IN AUSTRALIA **
LYNN CHADWICK 1914-2003 Winged Figures II (1975)
bronze, edition 4 of 9, © The Estate of Lynn Chadwick. All Rights Reserved 2019/Bridgeman Images
Estimate $80,000–100,000
Sold for $183,000
HENRY MOORE 1898-1986 Maquette for Reclining Figure: Wing (1979, cast in 1984)
bronze, edition 6 of 9, © The Henry Moore Foundation, 2019
Estimate $70,000–90,000
Sold for $103,700
CLARICE BECKETT 1887-1935 The Bus Stop (circa 1930)
oil on board
Estimate $35,000–45,000
Sold for $79,300
ARNALDO POMODORO born 1926 Disco (1991)
bronze, edition 3 of 9, plus 2 artist's proofs, © Arnaldo Pomodoro. All rights reserved
Estimate $35,000–45,000
Sold for $48,800
** AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST IN AUSTRALIA **
Sale Number: AU0838

The Rae Rothfield Collection

The Rae Rothfield Collection achieved 46 records and realised a total of $2,343,650, with a sold rate of 153.35% by value.  The result marks the most significant auction of sculptural work ever held in Australia. No fewer than 5 Australian auction records were realised for renowned international artists, led by Antony Gormley’s MEME CXLIX 2011 for $225,700 (lot 9, estimate $80,000–120,000) – a record for any work by the artist at auction in Australia.

The auction reflected the intelligence and passion of a collector with a global perspective, who possessed a deep and abiding interest in, and empathy for, contemporary Australian and international art.  A successful businesswoman with a deeply felt concern for the health and welfare of her local and broader community, Rae had a strong devotion (some would say compulsive addiction) to collect, display and share paintings, works on paper, and above all, sculpture, with her family, friends and more casual visitors to her home in Melbourne.

AUCTION IN MELBOURNE
23 OCTOBER 2019 l 6.30 PM
14-16 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE

 
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Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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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: Total Sale Figure (including premium) $2,343,650.50

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14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

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WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

10AM - 5PM








The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Meadmore Sculptures, LLC/Copyright Agency, 2019
1 CLEMENT MEADMORE
1929-2005

Scronch 1994

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $57,340 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
3 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Study for Outskirts, Athens (1965) and The Plastic Tube (1980)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $15,860 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
4 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Drawing for Beach Huts and The Message (1965)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $15,860 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
5 CLARICE BECKETT
1887-1935

The Bus Stop (circa 1930)

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000 Lot Sold: $79,300 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2019
6 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Two Eyes of the Dams 1970

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2019
7 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Country Life Form 1993

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Antony Gormley
8 ANTONY GORMLEY
born 1950

MEME CXLVI 2011

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $213,500 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Antony Gormley
9 ANTONY GORMLEY
born 1950

MEME CXLIX 2011

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $225,700 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Wendy Whiteley
10 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Wendy under the Shower 1962

Estimate $350,000 - $450,000 Lot Sold: $439,200 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © The Estate of Lynn Chadwick. All Rights Reserved 2019/Bridgeman Images
11 LYNN CHADWICK
1914-2003

Winged Figures II (1975)

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Lot Sold: $183,000 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2019
12 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Old Tree, Bayswater (1958)

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2019
13 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Landscape (1958)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
14 WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
born 1955

Bird 1 (2011)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Mike Parr. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
19 MIKE PARR
born 1945

Bronze Liars (Minus 1 to Minus 16) (1996)

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © The Henry Moore Foundation www.henry-moore.org/DACS. Copyright Agency, 2019
20 HENRY MOORE
1898-1986

Maquette for Reclining Figure: Wing (1979, cast in 1984)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $103,700 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Arman. ADAGP/Copyright Agency, 2019
21 ARMAN
1928-2005

Guitare Abacale

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $19,520 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Arnaldo Pomodoro. All rights reserved
22 ARNALDO POMODORO
born 1926

Disco (1991)

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
23 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Figure with Tree on the Hill 1993

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
24 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Figure in a Landscape 1992

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
25 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Runner 1993

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $19,520 (including buyer's premium)

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