Rare Chance to Purchase an Albert Tucker Artwork is not for the Faint-hearted27 September 2020
The Australian | Angelica Snowden
Some say revered Melbourne born artists Sidney Nolan and Albert Tucker were rivals, but “they challenged and inspired each other” according to Smith & Singer chairman Geoffrey Smith.
“It was this idea of painting both the landscape and … really forging a new vernacular for the Australian visual arts,” Mr Smith said. "They are very contemplative paintings and slowly reveal themselves. They are not for the faint-hearted. They are quite challenging.”
The auction house – formerly Sotheby’s – will soon present a collection of Tucker’s pieces which in some cases have never before been available for public sale and in others, have not been seen for more than 30 years.