Smith & Singer
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JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Pilbara Bushfire (1983)

$150,000–200,000

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© John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2020

JOHN OLSEN

born 1928
Pilbara Bushfire (1983)

oil on canvas
signed 'John Olsen' lower right; inscribed 'Pilbara Bush fire' verso
136.8 x 152 cm

  • Lot Sold $160,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $195,200 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

John Olsen, Sydney
Allen D. Christensen, California, acquired from the above in 1983
The Christensen Fund, Perth (label verso)
Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne
Savill Galleries, Sydney, acquired from the above in October 1994
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above on 21 December 1994

Exhibited

The Land Beyond Time: Paintings and Drawings by John Olsen, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, May 1984, no. 89, illustrated
On long-term loan to the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (label verso)

Literature

John Olsen with Mary Durack, Geoffrey Dutton, Vincent Serventy and Alex Bortington, The Land Beyond Time: A Modern Exploration of Australia's North-West Frontiers, Macmillan Company of Australia, Melbourne, 1984, p. 70 (illustrated)

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Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
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Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
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Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
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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
Important Australian & International Art

AU0844  |  24 Jun 2020  |  Sydney
6.30PM


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