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

Brett Whiteley
1939-1992

WHITE SACRED BABOON 1964-1965

Estimate $100,000 – $150,000

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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
WHITE SACRED BABOON 1964-1965

oil, tempera and collage on canvas on composition board
signed 'whiteley' lower centre; signed, dated and inscribed '"WHITE SACRED BABOON" /DEC-APRIL/ 1964-65 / Brett Whiteley' verso; frame: original, London
188 X 152.4CM

  • Lot Sold $360,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $439,200 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Marlborough New London Gallery, London
Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide
Mr and Mrs John D. Murchison, Texas
Private Collection, Texas

Exhibited

Brett Whiteley: Zoo and Christie Series, Marlborough New London Gallery, London, 5-30 October 1965, no. 1, illustrated
Recent Works from London by Brett Whiteley, Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, 31 January - 17 February 1966, no. 1, $2,700
Recent Works from London by Brett Whiteley, Kym Bonython's Hungry Horse Art Gallery, Sydney, 7-24 March 1966, no. 1
23 Items by Brett Whiteley, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 27 September - 14 October 1966, no. 3

Literature

Eddie Wolfram, 'Zoo Story: Rillington Place', The Arts Review, London, Vol. XVII, No. 20, 16 October 1965, p. 14
Elwyn Lynn, 'The Picture of Horror', The Australian, Sydney, 12 March 1966, p. 9
Kathie Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: A Sensual Line 1957-67, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne, 2010, p. 282, cat. MM16, '1964'

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Important Australian Art

AU0776  |  14 May 2013  |  Melbourne
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