Smith & Singer

Important Australian Art

AU0867 | 17 April 2024 | Sydney | 6.30PM

CHARLES BLACKMAN 1928-2018 Girl with Flowers (1958)
oil on composition board, 150 x 132 cm
Estimate $700,000–900,000
Sold for $1,227,273
© Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2023
SIDNEY NOLAN 1917-1992 Desert Bird 1948
enamel paint on composition board, 90.2 x 120.7 cm
Estimate $500,000–700,000
Sold for $1,595,455
© The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyright Agency, 2023
HOWARD ARKLEY 1951-1999 Shadow Factories 1991
synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 175.5 x 135.5 cm
Estimate $800,000–1,000,000
Sold for $1,043,182
© The Estate of Howard Arkley/Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
ROSALIE GASCOIGNE 1917-1999 Grasslands 1987
synthetic polymer paint on sawn and split soft-drink wooden crates on plywood, 92 x 217 cm
Estimate $500,000–700,000
Sold for $613,636
© Rosalie Gascoigne/Copyright Agency, 2023
JOHN BRACK 1920-1999 Finale 1973
oil on canvas, 146 x 114.5 cm
Estimate $550,000–750,000
Sold for $650,455
© Helen Brack
CHARLES BLACKMAN 1928-2018 Centennial Park, Sunday (1968)
oil on canvas, 151.8 x 212.5 cm
Estimate $150,000–250,000
Sold for $233,182
© Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2023
JOHN KELLY born 1965 Cow Up a Tree 2020
oil on canvas, 150 x 114 cm
Estimate $120,000–160,000
Sold for $245,455
© Courtesy of John Kelly
DEL KATHRYN BARTON born 1972 from her nest in the holm-oak tree the nightingale heard him 2011
synthetic polymer paint, gouache, watercolour and ink on canvas, 173 × 153 cm
Estimate $280,000–380,000
Sold for $343,636
© Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
CRESSIDA CAMPBELL born 1960 Wheat Fronds and Sky (2016)
unique colour woodblock print, 109 x 120 cm
Estimate $200,000–250,000
Sold for $257,727
© Cressida Campbell/Copyright Agency, 2023
Sale Number: AU0867


Consign now to our next auction of Important Australian Art.

Smith & Singer is a premier art dealership in Australia, having for several years over the past decade achieved greater total sales and higher individual results than all of our competitors. 

In 2023, Smith & Singer continued to lead the art auction market in Australia with sales at auction exceeding $42 million for the year.  This exceptional achievement comprised six of the 10 highest prices for art at auction in Australia, including the auction record for Australian sculpture.

Building on this resounding success, our carefully curated first sale of Important Australian Art for 2024 will feature significant examples of historical, modern and contemporary Australian and international art from notable collections.

Smith & Singer offer unique and unparalleled in-house scholarship and access to local and international collectors.

To participate in this momentous sale, please contact our highly experienced specialists for a confidential market appraisal. You may also use our appraisal estimate form.


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Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith


Australian & International Art 
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Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
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Emily Walker

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Gallery Manager

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