Brett Whiteley Work to Make a Bird of Auction Attraction
The Australian | Adeshola Ore
Brett Whiteley’s love of birds, which began with collecting their eggs as a child, fuelled his fascination with the natural world. The motif of the natural landscape weaves together the collection of more than 50 mostly Australian artworks that Sydney auction house Smith & Singer will place under the hammer on Wednesday. It’s the first time Whiteley’s 1987 depiction of native Australian corellas will be auctioned.