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MASTERPIECE: Brett Whiteley The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984

PAA006 | 13 October 2020 | Private Auction | 6.30PM

BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984
oil, collage and charcoal on canvas, © Wendy Whiteley
Estimate $900,000–1,200,000
Sale Number: PAA006

MASTERPIECE: Brett Whiteley The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984

Smith & Singer is honoured to present Brett Whiteley's The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984, within our forthcoming private auction on Tuesday 13 October 2020.  

Whiteley is widely and appropriately celebrated as one of Australia’s great cultural identities.  He was both a charismatic artist pop star and a phenomenally gifted draughtsman and painter, whose versatile and expansive oeuvre encompasses a wide range of media and subjects.  The resplendent The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984, continues the artist’s long-held commitment to, and celebration of, avian iconography within the Australian landscape.  Unlike earlier compositions, where subjects were placed against an anonymous or generic background, here Whiteley places the plump, white-breasted bird in a Moreton Bay Fig tree in The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Formerly on loan to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and on display at the Brett Whiteley Studio since 2015, the painting hails from the collection of the respected dealer Denis Savill, having formerly been owned by the renowned collector and patron, Dr Peter Elliott AM.


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PRIVATE AUCTION
13 OCTOBER 2020 l 6.30 PM

EXHIBITION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Sydney

30 Queen Street 
WOOLLAHRA  NSW  2025 
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WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER –

TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER

 

 
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Geoffrey Smith

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Australian & International Art 
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Gary Singer

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Australian & International Art 
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Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

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Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
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Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Sydney 
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Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
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E: Liza Hallam

Auction Results & Details

EXHIBITION TIMES +

EXHIBITION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

SYDNEY

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA
Tel: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
[email protected]

WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER –

TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER








MASTERPIECE: Brett Whiteley <I> The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens </I> 1984 - PAA006 © Wendy Whiteley
1 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984

Estimate $900,000 - $1,200,000

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