Smith & Singer

Important Australian & International Art

AU0845 | 2 September 2020 | Sydney | 6.30PM

BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 White Corella 1987
oil on canvas, © Wendy Whiteley
Estimate $600,000–800,000
Sold for $750,000
WILLIAM ROBINSON born 1936 Back Creek Gorge to the Coomera 1994
oil on canvas, © William Robinson
Estimate $250,000–350,000
Sold for $512,500
ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999 Bathers, Shoalhaven Riverbank and Clouds (1984-1985)
oil on canvas, © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
Estimate $300,000-400,000
Sold for $550,000
ELIOTH GRUNER 1882-1939 A Land of Wide Horizons, Michelago (1922)
oil on canvas
Estimate $80,000-100,000
Sold for $393,750
**AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST**
ARTHUR STREETON 1867-1943 Lagoon and Salute (1908)
oil on canvas
Estimate $150,000-250,000
Sold for $337,500
PENLEIGH BOYD 1890-1923 Springtime (1921)
oil on canvas
Estimate $50,000-70,000
Sold for $195,200
ALBERT NAMATJIRA 1902-1959 Glen Helen Gorge (circa 1945-1951)
watercolour over pencil on paper,© Namatjira Legacy Trust/Copyright Agency, 2020
Estimate $38,000-45,000
Sold for $112,500
AKIO MAKIGAWA 1948-1999 Untitled (1992)
Carrara white marble and Carrara black marble, © Akio Makigawa/Copyright Agency, 2020
Estimate $40,000–60,000
Sold for $100,000
Sale Number: AU0845

Important Australian & International Art

Surveying artistic practice from the last two centuries, the September Important Australian & International Art auction offered rare and never-before-seen examples of Naturalism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Modernism, along with paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the most influential artistic innovators of historical, modern and contemporary Australian and international art.

Realising a total of $6,304,375 and with a sold rate of 149% by value and 87% by volume – the highest in more than a decade at Smith & Singer (formerly trading as Sotheby's Australia) – the September 2020 sale galvanised bidding from across Australia and the world. 

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
2 SEPTEMBER 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 Sale Figure (including premium + GST ) $6,304,375

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EXHIBITION TIMES +

SYDNEY

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST –

WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

10AM - 5PM








Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
1 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Shoalhaven River with Wading Bird and Cockatoos (circa 1979-1980)

$30,000-40,000 Lot Sold: $53,750 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
2 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Shoalhaven River with Flying Bird and Cockatoos (circa 1979-1980)

$30,000-40,000 Lot Sold: $52,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2020
3 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Giraffes

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $31,250 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2020
4 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Treefern Hillside, near Tallebudgera (1971)

$30,000-40,000 Lot Sold: $60,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Reproduced with permission of the Margaret Olley Art Trust
5 MARGARET OLLEY
1923-2011

Basket of Mandarins 1965

$40,000-50,000 Lot Sold: $131,250 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Donald Friend/Copyright Agency, 2020
6 DONALD FRIEND
1915-1989

A Family Group 1954

$25,000-35,000 Lot Sold: $31,250 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © The Estate of Russell Drysdale
7 RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Midnight Osborne (1941)

$50,000-70,000 Lot Sold: $156,250 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © William Dobell/Copyright Agency, 2020
8 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Still Life (1940)

$30,000-50,000 Lot Sold: $102,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © William Dobell/Copyright Agency, 2020
9 WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

Lady Lloyd Jones (1951)

$80,000-100,000 Lot Sold: $100,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
10 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Lovers and Frog (Falling Figure) (1961)

$100,000-150,000 Lot Sold: $125,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Wendy Whiteley
12 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

White Corella 1987

$600,000-800,000 Lot Sold: $750,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Garry Shead/Copyright Agency, 2020
13 GARRY SHEAD
born 1942

Retinue of Dionysus 2010

$120,000-160,000 Lot Sold: $193,750 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
14 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Fishing at Dusk on the Shoalhaven (circa 1983)

$80,000-120,000 Lot Sold: $206,250 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845
16 E. PHILLIPS FOX
1865-1915

In the South of France (circa 1911)

$45,000-65,000 Lot Sold: $81,250 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845
17 ETHEL CARRICK
1872-1952

In Sydney Botanical Gardens

$60,000-80,000 Lot Sold: $187,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845
18 PENLEIGH BOYD
1890-1923

Springtime (1921)

$50,000-70,000 Lot Sold: $200,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845
19 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

The Campfire, Mount Macedon (circa 1908-1910)

$60,000-80,000 Lot Sold: $168,750 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Hans Heysen/Copyright Agency, 2020
20 HANS HEYSEN
1877-1968

(In the Ranges)

$10,000-15,000 Lot Sold: $20,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Namatjira Legacy Trust/Copyright Agency, 2020
21 ALBERT NAMATJIRA
1902-1959

Glen Helen Gorge (circa 1945 - 1951)

$38,000-45,000 Lot Sold: $112,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845 © Hans Heysen/Copyright Agency, 2020
22 HANS HEYSEN
1877-1968

The Druids, Flinders Range, South Australia 1932

$60,000-80,000
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845
23 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

Colour Note (with Cows) 1917

$30,000-40,000 Lot Sold: $47,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845
24 ELIOTH GRUNER
1882-1939

A Land of Wide Horizons, Michelago (1922)

$80,000-100,000 Lot Sold: $393,750 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0845
25 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Lagoon and Salute (1908)

$150,000-250,000 Lot Sold: $337,500 (including buyer's premium)

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