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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The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
76 GEOFFREY BARTLETT
born 1952

Shell (Single Born) (2002)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
77 GEOFFREY BARTLETT
born 1952

Embrace 1995

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Dudley Cole/Copyright Agency, 2019
78 PETER D. COLE
born 1947

Harvest (1990)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Dudley Cole/Copyright Agency, 2019
79 PETER D. COLE
born 1947

From Kyneton to New York 1994

Estimate $7,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Dudley Cole/Copyright Agency, 2019
80 PETER D. COLE
born 1947

(Untitled) 1989

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $3,050 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Dudley Cole/Copyright Agency, 2019
81 PETER D. COLE
born 1947

Untitled 1992

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Paul Augustin Aizpiri.ADAGP/Copyright Agency, 2019
82 PAUL AIZPIRI
1919-2016

Le Petit Clown

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
83 LAURENCE AMBROSE
active 1990s

Park Bench (1996)

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,830 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
84 ZOE AMOR
born 1974

The Family 2006

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $793 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
85 ZOE AMOR
born 1974

Nature's Riot (2007)

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $1,952 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Len Annois Estate
86 LEN ANNOIS
1906-1966

(Untitled) 1963

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Vivienne Yvonne Audette/Copyright Agency, 2019
87 YVONNE AUDETTE
born 1930

Early Morning 1960

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Vivienne Yvonne Audette/Copyright Agency, 2019
88 YVONNE AUDETTE
born 1930

The Ball Game 1997

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Vivienne Yvonne Audette/Copyright Agency, 2019
89 YVONNE AUDETTE
born 1930

Landscape 1968

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $5,490 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
90 LINCOLN AUSTIN
born 1974

Becoming 2012

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Philomena Baadjo/Copyright Agency, 2019
91 PHILOMENA BAADJO
born 1965

Yarkee (2005)

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $610 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
92 ARTIST UNKNOWN

Standing Figure (2005)

Estimate $500 - $700 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Raymond Biaussat. ADAGP/Copyright Agency, 2019
93 RAYMOND BIAUSSAT
born 1932

Le Secret des Herbes

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $244 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Marion Borgelt/Copyright Agency, 2019
94 MARION BORGELT
born 1954

Tapestry of Detail: Curiosities, Whims and Fetishes No. XXVII 1995-1996

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $366 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Marion Borgelt/Copyright Agency, 2019
95 MARION BORGELT
born 1954

Enigma Suite: Artifact No 11 1997

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $427 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Marion Borgelt/Copyright Agency, 2019
96 MARION BORGELT
born 1954

Of Flesh and Bone No. 7 1998

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $793 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Marion Borgelt/Copyright Agency, 2019
97 MARION BORGELT
born 1954

Orchestre des Promeneurs No. 7 (2002)

Estimate $800 - $1,200 Lot Sold: $671 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Marion Borgelt/Copyright Agency, 2019
98 MARION BORGELT
born 1954

Bottled Histories No. 14 1999

Estimate $800 - $1,200 Lot Sold: $671 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Marion Borgelt/Copyright Agency, 2019
99 MARION BORGELT
born 1954

Votive Suite No. 19 1996-1997

Estimate $500 - $1,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Marion Borgelt/Copyright Agency, 2019
100 MARION BORGELT
born 1954

Cryptologist's Memoir No. 11 2004

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $732 (including buyer's premium)

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