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 © Lily Karadada/Copyright Agency, 2019
151 LILY KARADADA
born circa 1927

Bush Bucket (2004)

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 Lot Sold: $1,525 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © The artist. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
152 DAVID KEELING
born 1951

Perfect Curio I (2001)

Estimate $800 - $1,200 Lot Sold: $579.5 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Courtesy of John Kelly
153 JOHN KELLY
born 1965

Painting in a Museum (2) 1998

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $19,520 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Yvonne Kendall/VG Bild-Kunst. Copyright Agency, 2019
154 YVONNE KENDALL
born 1965

Russian Doll (2002)

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $122 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
155 JUSTINE KHAMARA
born 1971

Rotational Affinity 2013

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $549 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Janet Laurence
156 JANET LAURENCE
born 1947

Model of the Breath We Share

Estimate $800 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $1,464 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Alun Leach-Jones/Copyright Agency, 2019
157 ALUN LEACH-JONES
born 1937

Untitled

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $366 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
158 BRUNO LETI
born 1941

Clunes No 2 1995

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $732 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Hilarie Mais/Copyright Agency, 2019
159 HILARIE MAIS
born 1952

Where 2001

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $671 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Akio Makigawa/Copyright Agency, 2019
160 AKIO MAKIGAWA
1948-1999

Memory and Spirit 1998

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Kevin Maritz
161 KEVIN MARITZ
born 1954

Sculpture (1989)

Estimate $600 - $800
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Anne-Marie May. Courtesy Murray White Room, Melbourne
162 ANNE-MARIE MAY
born 1965

Untitled (2013)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $2,684 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Yikaki Maymuru/Copyright Agency, 2019
163 YIKAKI MAYMURU
born 1953

Bird and Spirit Figure (1989)

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500 Lot Sold: $366 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Meadmore Sculptures, LLC/Copyright Agency, 2019
164 CLEMENT MEADMORE
1929-2005

Untitled 1992

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $732 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Victor Meertens/Copyright Agency, 2019
165 VICTOR MEERTENS
born 1955

Untitled (1986)

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 Lot Sold: $854 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
166 JON MOLVIG
1923-1970

Lady in a Hat 1963

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $1,037 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Chico Monks/Copyright Agency, 2019
167 CHICO MONKS
1978-2019

Nightout 1 2010

Estimate $300 - $500
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Harold Munkara/Copyright Agency, 2019
168 HAROLD MUNKARA
active 1990s

Bird

Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $488 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
169 THERESE ANN MUNKARA
born 1953

Jilamara (2001)

Estimate $800 - $1,200 Lot Sold: $366 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Clinton Nain
170 CLINTON NAIN
born 1971

Little Black Smoke No. 5 2001

Estimate $600 - $800 Lot Sold: $732 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Courtesy of the artist
171 ROSELLA NAMOK
born 1979

Paraway ... ’notherway 2000

Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $134.2 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Eubena Nampitjin/Copyright Agency, 2019
172 EUBENA NAMPITJIN
1921-2013

Kinyu (2003)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $1,159 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © David Nash. DACS/Copyright Agency, 2019
173 DAVID NASH
born 1945

Raised Shield (1992)

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Simeon Nelson/Copyright Agency, 2019
174 SIMEON NELSON
born 1964

Field # 4 (1998)

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,220 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Angelina Ngal/Copyright Agency, 2019
175 ANGELINA PWERL NGAL
born 1952

Night Owl - Kula Kul (1997)

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $610 (including buyer's premium)

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