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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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 
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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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MELBOURNE

14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER -

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

10AM - 5PM








The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
26 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Study for Figure Watching the Sea 1993

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $9,150 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
27 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Man in Landscape (1995)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
28 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Walking Man (The Night) 2001

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
29 RICK AMOR
born 1948

The Wave (Study) 1999

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $3,660 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Rick Amor/Copyright Agency, 2019
30 RICK AMOR
born 1948

Self Portrait in Grisaille 1996

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
31 JOHN PASSMORE
1904-1984

Still Life with Fruit and Jug

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
32 JOHN PASSMORE
1904-1984

Nudes

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
33 GODFREY MILLER
1893-1964

Still Life with Compote

Estimate $14,000 - $18,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Akio Makigawa/Copyright Agency, 2019
34 AKIO MAKIGAWA
1948-1999

Cycle of Life II 1999

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $25,620 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Akio Makigawa/Copyright Agency, 2019
35 AKIO MAKIGAWA
1948-1999

Cycle of Life II 1999

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $41,480 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Michael Johnson/Copyright Agency, 2019
36 MICHAEL JOHNSON
born 1938

XU (1994)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Paul Partos/Copyright Agency, 2019
37 PAUL PARTOS
1943-2002

Untitled (Ochre-Blue) 1996

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Inge King/Copyright Agency, 2019
38 INGE KING
1915-2016

Bush Family (1960, cast 1989)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $26,840 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Inge King/Copyright Agency, 2019
39 INGE KING
1915-2016

Untitled (1960s)

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $10,980 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Inge King/Copyright Agency, 2019
40 INGE KING
1915-2016

Bird Symbol (1986)

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Denise Green/Copyright Agency, 2019
41 DENISE GREEN
born 1946

Narcissus 1990

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Robert Jacks/Copyright Agency, 2019
42 ROBERT JACKS
born 1943

Geisha 1963

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Robert Jacks/Copyright Agency, 2019
43 ROBERT JACKS
born 1943

Fleeting Day Lingered 1990

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Robert Jacks/Copyright Agency, 2019
44 ROBERT JACKS
born 1943

Black Zenith (1994)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,318 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
45 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Teenagers Courting (1972)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $5,856 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Joy Hester/Copyright Agency, 2019
46 JOY HESTER
1920-1960

Woman Resting 1943

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © John Perceval/Copyright Agency, 2019
47 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Figures in Hay Cart 1956

Estimate $14,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $17,080 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
48 MARIA KUCZYNSKA
born 1948

Yorrick (1986)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $2,196 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
49 MARIA KUCZYNSKA
born 1948

Samurai (1986)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $1,952 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
50 MARIA KUCZYNSKA
born 1948

Mt. Everest Piece 1998

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000    Lot Sold: SOLD

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