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
51 MARIA KUCZYNSKA
born 1948

Bronze Table Mountain 1988

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
52 MARIA KUCZYNSKA
born 1948

Grey Torso (1989)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $6,710 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
53 OLEG KUDRYASHOV
born 1932

Construction Plates 1720, 21, 21a (1988)

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Miguel Berrocal. ADAGP/Copyright Agency, 2019
54 MIGUEL BERROCAL
1933-2006

Salvador Y Dalila, Homage to Salvador Dali (Opus 157) 1974-1978

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,928 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Succession Picasso/Copyright Agency, 2019
55 PABLO PICASSO
1881-1973

Plongeurs (1956)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Pierre Alechinsky. ADAGP/Copyright Agency, 2019
56 PIERRE ALECHINSKY
born 1927

Pair of Cylinders (1981)

Estimate $2,800 - $3,800 Lot Sold: $5,490 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Barford Sculptures Ltd, 2019
57 ANTHONY CARO
1924-2013

New Year Book (1995-1997)

Estimate $40,000 - $50,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Neil Taylor
58 NEIL TAYLOR
born 1953

Entangled Disc (2000)

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Neil Taylor
59 NEIL TAYLOR
born 1953

Retro Classic (1999)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,684 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Neil Taylor
60 NEIL TAYLOR
born 1953

Cyclone Structure (1999)

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 Lot Sold: $3,172 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Neil Taylor
61 NEIL TAYLOR
born 1954

Room at the Ossuary (2017)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $5,856 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Neil Taylor
62 NEIL TAYLOR
born 1945

Little Fire for Marey II (1995)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Neil Taylor
63 NEIL TAYLOR
born 1953

Coming and Going (2007)

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Neil Taylor
64 NEIL TAYLOR
born 1953

Cad Crisis (2013)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $7,930 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Estate of David Larwill/Copyright Agency, 2019
65 DAVID LARWILL
1956-2011

Summer Series 3 1989

Estimate $700 - $1,500 Lot Sold: $1,952 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Estate of David Larwill/Copyright Agency, 2019
66 DAVID LARWILL
1956-2011

Strength 1999

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 Lot Sold: $5,490 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Estate of David Larwill/Copyright Agency, 2019
67 DAVID LARWILL
1956-2011

Le Chat (1988)

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $19,520 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Bruce Armstrong
68 BRUCE ARMSTRONG
born 1957

Owl (1991)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $6,710 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Bruce Armstrong
69 BRUCE ARMSTRONG
born 1957

Penguin (1991)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $6,710 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Jenny Watson
70 JENNY WATSON
born 1951

Alice Discovers Gold (1984)

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
71 JOHN MILDER
born 1951

Woman 1 1997

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $11,224 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Andrew Rogers
72 ANDREW ROGERS
born 1947

Flora Exemplar (1996)

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $85,400 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2019
73 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Dancers (1954, cast in 1996)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
74 CLIFFORD LAST
1918-1991

The Lovers (1962)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $7,564 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
75 CLIFFORD LAST
1918-1991

Family (1966)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $6,710 (including buyer's premium)

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