Smith & Singer

Important Australian & International Art

AU0844 | 24 June 2020 | Sydney | 6.30PM

HOWARD ARKLEY 1951-1999 Stucco House 1988
synthetic polymer paint on canvas, © The Estate of Howard Arkley/Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
Estimate $700,000–900,000
Sold for $854,000
**AUCTION RECORD FOR AN EXTERIOR SUBJECT BY THE ARTIST**
JOHN BRACK 1920-1999 Laughing Child 1958
oil on canvas, © Helen Brack
Estimate $400,000–600,000
Sold for $915,000
ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999 Shoalhaven River Bank (3 Rocks) (1983)
oil on canvas, © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
Estimate $300,000–400,000
Sold for $366,000
FREDERICK MCCUBBIN 1855-1917 The Bathers 1906
oil on canvas
Estimate $400,000–600,000
Sold for $439,200
SIR GEORGE CLAUSEN, R.A., R.W.S., R.I. 1852-1944 A Village Boy 1899
oil on canvas
Estimate $400,000–600,000
Sold for $488,000
**AUSTRALIAN AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST**
ETHEL CARRICK 1872-1952 On the Sands (1910)
oil on wood panel
Estimate $140,000–200,000
Sold for $231,800
JOEL ELENBERG 1948-1980 Mask C (1980)
bronze (brown patina) and black Belgian marble, edition of 6, plus 2 artist's proofs, © The Estate of Joel Elenberg
Estimate $120,000–160,000
Sold for $219,600
Sale Number: AU0844

Important Australian & International Art

In 2019, Smith & Singer (formerly known as Sotheby’s Australia) realised the second-highest auction and annual totals for fine art in the company’s auspicious history, with our annual total surpassing $39,000,000 – 40% of the Australian art auction market and almost double our two closest competitors – and our November sale achieving $13,917,150.  The November auction marked a further milestone as the thirteenth consecutive sale to exceed $8 million and the second to exceed $12 million, a record hitherto unseen in the history of the Australian art market.

Held in Sydney on 24 June 2020, Important Australian & International Art realised $6,960,100, the highest fine art auction total of any auction house in 2020 to date, and reaffirmed Smith & Singer's leadership of the market.  The auction presented an exceptional selection of Australian and international works.  Comprised of key pieces from throughout the last two centuries, this auction offered rare and never-before-seen examples of Colonialism, Naturalism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism, and Abstraction, along with paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the most influential artistic innovators of historical, modern and contemporary Australian and international art.

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
24 JUNE 2020 l 6.30 PM
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA,
111 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

 
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 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
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 Sales Figure (Including Premuim) $6,960,100.00

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EXHIBITION TIMES +

MELBOURNE

14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

TUESDAY 9 JUNE –

SUNDAY 14 JUNE

10AM - 5PM

 

SYDNEY

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE –

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE

10AM - 5PM








Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
1 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Evening, Shoalhaven River (1976)

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $70,760 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2020
2 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Bushfires near Weipa, Cape York (1977)

$35,000-45,000 Lot Sold: $58,560 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Inge King/Copyright Agency, 2020
3 INGE KING
1915-2016

Great Boulder (1967-1968)

$50,000-70,000 Lot Sold: $61,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © John Perceval/Copyright Agency, 2020
4 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Flooded Creek 1960

$55,000-75,000 Lot Sold: $115,900 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
5 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

The Prawn Fisherman on Bundanon Beach

$60,000-80,000 Lot Sold: $91,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Helen Brack
6 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

Laughing Child 1958

$400,000-600,000 Lot Sold: $915,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
8 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Market Garden, Early Morning (1950)

$200,000-250,000
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2020
9 CHARLES BLACKMAN
1928-2018

Double Image III 1961

$250,000-350,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
10 WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK
1936-2015

Hillside, Portsea 1988

$200,000-300,000 Lot Sold: $244,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Estate of Joel Elenberg
11 JOEL ELENBERG
1948-1980

Mask C (1980)

$120,000-160,000 Lot Sold: $219,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Estate of Howard Arkley/Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contem
12 HOWARD ARKLEY
1951-1999

Stucco House 1988

$700,000-900,000 Lot Sold: $854,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
13 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Study for Bondi Penthouse (2002)

$100,000-150,000 Lot Sold: $195,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
14 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Shoalhaven River Bank (3 Rocks) (1983)

$300,000-400,000 Lot Sold: $366,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2020
15 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Pilbara Bushfire (1983)

$150,000-200,000 Lot Sold: $195,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyrigh
16 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Kelly Head

$10,000-15,000 Lot Sold: $30,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyrigh
17 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Kelly Head

$10,000-15,000 Lot Sold: $25,620 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyrigh
18 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Tasmania 1984

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Wendy Whiteley
19 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

The Owl 1983

$30,000-40,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Si
20 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Kangaroo Shooter 1968

$120,000-160,000 Lot Sold: $146,400 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
21 YOSL BERGNER
1920-2017

Self-Portrait (1939)

$40,000-50,000 Lot Sold: $48,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
22 ETHEL CARRICK
1872-1952

On the Sands (1910)

$140,000-200,000 Lot Sold: $231,800 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
23 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

The Bathers 1906

$400,000-600,000 Lot Sold: $439,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
24 SIR GEORGE CLAUSEN, R.A., R.W.S., R.I.
1852-1944

A Village Boy 1899

$400,000-600,000 Lot Sold: $488,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
25 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Bridge in New Norfolk, Tasmania 1938

$100,000-150,000 Lot Sold: $292,800 (including buyer's premium)

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