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 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
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 © Paul Boston
101 PAUL BOSTON
born 1952

Round House 2016

Estimate $3,000 - $4,000 Lot Sold: $3,172 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
102 JANINE MCAULLAY BOTT
born 1951

Whaler Horse (2009)

Estimate $200 - $300    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
103 ROBERT BRIDGEWATER
born 1971

Veil III 2004

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,220 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
104 ROBERT BRIDGEWATER
born 1971

Small Rapture (2008)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Louis Cane. ADAGP/Copyright Agency, 2019
105 LOUIS CANE
born 1943

Femme au bracelet (1990)

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $3,172 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Louis Cane. ADAGP/Copyright Agency, 2019
106 LOUIS CANE
born 1943

Tree

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $2,074 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
107 MICHAEL CARTWRIGHT
born 1959

Untitled

Estimate $200 - $300
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
108 MICHAEL CARTWRIGHT
born 1959

Untitled 1995

Estimate $200 - $300
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Jon Cattapan
109 JON CATTAPAN
born 1956

Double Set 2003

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,098 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Courtesy the Estate of Gunter Christmann
110 GUNTER CHRISTMANN
1936-2013

From Streets of Darlo Series No. 1 1994

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,464 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Courtesy the Estate of Gunter Christmann
111 GUNTER CHRISTMANN
1936-2013

CL 2001

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,830 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
112 ANTONIO COLANGELO
born 1954

Academy of Red Herrings: Appreciating Gratuitous Composition with Displacement Component, Mandate for Retinal Excitation. SO1792 1992

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $976 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Lorraine Connelly-Northey
113 LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY
born 1962

Narrbong (String Bag) (2007)

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $915 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Lorraine Connelly-Northey
114 LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY
born 1962

Narrbong (String Bag) (2008)

Estimate $300 - $400 Lot Sold: $915 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Lorraine Connelly-Northey
115 LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY
born 1962

Narrbong (String Bag) (2008)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $1,220 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Lorraine Connelly-Northey
116 LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY
born 1962

Narrbong (String Bag) (2013)

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Lorraine Connelly-Northey
117 LORRAINE CONNELLY-NORTHEY
born 1962

Narrbong (String Bag) (2013)

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $488 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Courtesy of the artist's estate
118 FRED CRESS
1938-2009

Doorway No. 1 1995

Estimate $800 - $1,200 Lot Sold: $915 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Augustine Dall’ava/Copyright Agency, 2019
119 AUGUSTINE DALL'AVA
born 1950

If Only Carl Knew No. 15 1990

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $5,856 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
120 CAROL DALTON
born 1950s

Marguerite III 1994

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $671 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Isabel Davies
121 ISABEL DAVIES
born 1929

Mungo Suite No. 1 (1986-1987)

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $268.4 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Isabel Davies
122 ISABEL DAVIES
born 1929

Mungo Suite No. 4 (1986-1987)

Estimate $300 - $500    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © John Frederick Davis/Copyright Agency, 2019
123 JOHN DAVIS
1936-1999

Monologue (1990)

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)

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