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
201 KIMIO TSUCHIYA
born 1955

Gold on Ash (1998)

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $817.4 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
202 LUN TUCHNOWSKI
born 1946

(Untilted) 1995

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,220 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
203 UNKNOWN ARTIST Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $1,220 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
204 UNKNOWN ARTIST Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $122 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
205 UNKNOWN ARTIST Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $1,220 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
206 UNKNOWN ARTIST Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $1,037 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
207 UNKNOWN ARTIST Estimate $200 - $300 Lot Sold: $915 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
208 VINCE VOZZO
born 1954

Head

Estimate $800 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $549 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
209 RALWURRANDJI WANAMBI
born 1959

Darwurr at Yanawalu

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
210 WOLPA WANAMBI
died 1996

Yolnu Ga Waak (Nawurrk)

Estimate $2,000 - $2,500 Lot Sold: $1,342 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Julian Wigley
211 JAMES WIGLEY
1918-1999

Half Caste Girl in Bar

Estimate $300 - $500
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
212 ALEX KOSMAS
born 1957

Balance VIII (1997)

Estimate $400 - $600 Lot Sold: $488 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838
213 ANDREW WRIGHT-SMITH
born 1956

Trunk Line (1990)

Estimate $300 - $500
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Lena Yarinkura/Copyright Agency, 2019
214 LENA YARINKURA
born 1961

Camp Dog (2010)

Estimate $500 - $1,000 Lot Sold: $1,708 (including buyer's premium)
The Rae Rothfield Collection - AU0838 © Courtesy of Wik and Kugu Art Centre, Aurukun
215 RON YUNKAPORTA
born 1956

Apelech Law Poles (2005)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000    Lot Sold: SOLD

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