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
26 FREDERICK McCUBBIN
1855-1917

Winter at Nunawading 1886

$250,000-350,000
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
27 ETHEL CARRICK
1872-1952

The Market, Caudebec (1903)

$140,000-180,000 Lot Sold: $274,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
28 E. PHILLIPS FOX
1865-1915

(Picardy Landscape)

$30,000-40,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
29 ETHEL CARRICK
1872-1952

The Table Vase (circa 1907)

$100,000-150,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
30 WALTER WITHERS
1854-1914

Corner of the Diamond Creek Road 1899

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $58,560 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
31 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Grapes (1938)

$30,000-40,000 Lot Sold: $36,600 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
32 W. C. PIGUENIT
1836-1914

Villa Maria Bay, Sydney 1882

$10,000-15,000 Lot Sold: $42,700 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Hans Heysen/Copyright Agency, 2020
33 HANS HEYSEN
1877-1968

The South Coast, Victor Harbour 1926

$15,000-20,000 Lot Sold: $20,740 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Namatjira Legacy Trust/Copyright Agency, 2020
34 ALBERT NAMATJIRA
1902-1959

Ghost Gum and Mt. Sonder, MacDonnell Range (1955)

$35,000-45,000 Lot Sold: $46,360 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
35 RUPERT BUNNY
1864-1947

Port of Toulon (circa 1925)

$20,000-30,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
36 ADRIAN FEINT
1894-1971

The Terrace, Neidpath 1942

$15,000-25,000 Lot Sold: $54,900 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © William Dobell/Copyright Agency, 2020
37 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

The Spotted Dog (1960)

$35,000-45,000 Lot Sold: $46,360 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
38 DANILA VASSILIEFF
1897-1958

Fitzroy Street with Grating (1938)

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
39 DANILA VASSILIEFF
1897-1958

You Yangs With Car (1938)

$18,000-25,000 Lot Sold: $21,960 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
40 DANILA VASSILIEFF
1897-1958

Kangaroo Ground Road (1942)

$18,000-25,000
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
41 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Hardman Range 1949

$100,000-150,000 Lot Sold: $122,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyrigh
42 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Carcass 1953

$60,000-80,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2020
43 CHARLES BLACKMAN
1928-2018

Double Figure (1964)

$40,000-60,000 Lot Sold: $54,900 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2020
44 CHARLES BLACKMAN
1928-2018

MANUFACTURA DE TAPEÇARIAS DE PORTALEGRE, PORTUGAL (MANUFACTURER) Children of the Night (1971)

$35,000-55,000
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Helen Brack
45 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

Seated Nude 1981

$30,000-40,000 Lot Sold: $37,820 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Helen Brack
46 JOHN BRACK
1920-1999

Study for A Hand with the Etruscans 1975

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2020
47 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Mount Kosciusko, Mount Northcote and Mount Clarke (1975)

$70,000-90,000
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2020
48 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Chichester Harbour 1954

$15,000-20,000 Lot Sold: $23,180 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844
49 CLIFTON PUGH
1924-1990

Landscape With a Hawk 1973

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $40,260 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0844 © The Estate of Joel Elenberg
50 JOEL ELENBERG
1948-1980

Animal Head II (1975)

$25,000-35,000

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