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

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E: Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E: Gary Singer
       
Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
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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EXHIBITION TIMES +

MELBOURNE

14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER -

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

10AM - 5PM








The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Courtesy of the artist and Utopia Art Sydney
127 HELEN EAGER
born 1952

Untitled 2003

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $549 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
128 RAH FIZELLE
1891-1964

Mother and Infant (circa 1950)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Graham Fransella
129 GRAHAM FRANSELLA
born 1950

Lovers 1991

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Graham
130 PETER GRAHAM
born 1970

Thrown Voice (1998)

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $366 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Graham
131 PETER GRAHAM
born 1970

Snapping Out of It (1998)

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $366 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Graham
132 PETER GRAHAM
born 1970

Immersed in Feed Back (1996)

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $305 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Graham
133 PETER GRAHAM
born 1970

Incantation (1996)

Estimate $300 - $500    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Peter Graham
134 PETER GRAHAM
born 1970

Milk Weed (1998)

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $610 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Denise Green/Copyright Agency, 2019
135 DENISE GREEN
born 1946

Story: June # 1 2000

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $244 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Denise Green/Copyright Agency, 2019
136 DENISE GREEN
born 1946

London Towers #3 1996

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $366 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Denise Green/Copyright Agency, 2019
137 DENISE GREEN
born 1946

Study for Balancing Stand

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $305 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Deborah Halpern
138 DEBORAH HALPERN
born 1957

Sleeping Dog 2003

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $1,952 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Deborah Halpern
139 DEBORAH HALPERN
born 1957

Angel Maquette 1987

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
140 ELAINE HAXTON
1909-1999

(Untitled)

Estimate $500 - $700 Lot Sold: $1,464 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Dale Hickey/Copyright Agency, 2019
141 DALE HICKEY
born 1937

To G. M. (1991)

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $1,037 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Dale Hickey/Copyright Agency, 2019
142 DALE HICKEY
born 1937

Italian Moment (1991)

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $1,342 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
143 FRANK HINDER
1906-1992

Bathers 1939

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $3,416 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
144 ROBERT HOLLINGWORTH
born 1947

Blue Flash 1991

Estimate $800 - $1,200    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Curtis Hore
145 CURTIS HORE
born 1958

Untitled (1991)

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $305 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Curtis Hore
146 CURTIS HORE
born 1958

Kathleen

Estimate $200 - $300    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
147 NOEL HUTCHISON
born 1940

Release 1 (1984-1987)

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $305 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
148 TIM JOHNSON
born 1947

Morisot (1998)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Timothy Matthew Jones/Copyright Agency, 2019
149 TIM JONES
born 1962

That Rhythm Again ! 1999

Estimate $800 - $1,200    Lot Sold: SOLD
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Timothy Matthew Jones/Copyright Agency, 2019
150 TIM JONES
born 1962

Aspiration Tree (1996)

Estimate $1,200 - $1,500 Lot Sold: $1,952 (including buyer's premium)

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