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PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF MR AND MRS JOHN D. MURCHISON, TEXAS

Brett Whiteley
1939-1992

WOMAN IN A BATH 1 1963

Estimate $200,000 – $300,000

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© Courtesy of Wendy Whiteley

PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF MR AND MRS JOHN D. MURCHISON, TEXAS

Brett Whiteley

1939-1992
WOMAN IN A BATH 1 1963

oil, tempera and collage on composition board
signed 'Whiteley' lower left; signed, dated and inscribed '"WOMAN IN A BATH" 1 / PAINTED BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE 1963 / AT 13 PEMBRIDGE CRESENT [sic] LONDON / Brett Whiteley' verso; frame: original, London
183 X 188CM

  • Lot Sold $800,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $976,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Mr Kym Bonython, Adelaide
Mr Victor Macallister, Sydney
Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide
Mr and Mrs John D. Murchison, Texas
Private Collection, Texas

Exhibited

Paintings from the Kym Bonython Collection of Modern Australian Art, Museum of Modern Art and Design of Australia, Melbourne, 8-31 October 1963, no. 53
Contemporary Paintings from a Private Collection, Newcastle City Art Gallery, Newcastle, 4-30 September 1964, no. 39, 'Woman in the Bath'
Young Australian Painters Exhibition for Japan, Tokyo and Kyoto, April - May 1965, no. 93

Literature

Kym Bonython, Modern Australian Painting 1960/1970, Rigby, Adelaide, 1970, p. 72 (illustrated)
Kathie Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: A Sensual Line 1957-67, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne, 2010, p. 278, cat. MM6, '1964'

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Important Australian Art

AU0776  |  14 May 2013  |  Melbourne
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