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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Study for Portrait of Wendy I 1985

$500,000–700,000

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© Wendy Whiteley/Copyright Agency, 2024

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

BRETT WHITELEY

1939-1992
Study for Portrait of Wendy I 1985

charcoal on paper on board
signed and dated 'brett whiteley 85' lower right; signed with monogram 'B/W' upper right; signed, dated and inscribed '"STUDY FOR / PORTRAIT OF W." / 1985 / brett whiteley' verso
177 x 152.4 cm

Provenance

Brett Whiteley, Sydney
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Private Collection, London
Vivienne Sharpe Art Dealer, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above
Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

Exhibited

162 Drawings: Brett Whiteley 1960-85, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 19 October - 6 November 1985, no. 156, illustrated
Studies of the Nude, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 19 March - 2 May 1986, no. 35, illustrated

Literature

Robert Gray, 'A Few Takes on Brett Whiteley', Art and Australia, Sydney, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1986, p. 217 (illustrated)
Ashleigh Wilson, Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2016, p. 339
Kathie Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné, Schwartz City, Melbourne, 2020, cat. no. 75.85, Vol. 7, p. 654, 'Study for Portrait of W., 1'

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