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BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984

Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000

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© Wendy Whiteley

BRETT WHITELEY

1939-1992
The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens 1984

oil, collage and charcoal on canvas
signed ‘brett whiteley’ lower right; signed, dated and inscribed ‘“The arrival – a glimpse in the Botanical Gardens” / 1984 / brett whiteley’ verso
106 x 90.6 cm

  • Lot Sold $1,325,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $1,656,250 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Brett Whiteley, Sydney
Dr Peter M. Elliott AM, Sydney, acquired from the above in 1984
The Peter Elliott Collection, Mossgreen Auctions, Sydney, 30 August 2015, lot 11, illustrated $793,000
Denis Savill, Sydney, acquired from the above
On long-term loan to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2015-2020

Exhibited

Brett Whiteley: Eden and Eve, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 12-28 July 1984, no. 26, ‘Sunset in Centennial Park’, illustrated
Brett Whiteley Retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 September – 19 November 1995, no. 119, illustrated
Affinities: Brett Whiteley & Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney, 10 February – 8 July 2001, illustrated
Up Close and Personal: Works from the Collection of Dr Peter Elliott AM, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 12 August – 18 September 2011, ‘Sunset in Centennial Park’
Destination Sydney, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly, 5 December 2015 – 7 February 2016, ‘Sunset in Centennial Park’, illustrated
Brett Whiteley: Feathers and Flight, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney, 4 June 2020 – September 2020

Literature

Barry Pearce, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1989, p. 146 (illustrated), ‘Sunset in Centennial Park’
Barry Pearce with contributions from Bryan Robertson and Wendy Whiteley, Brett Whiteley: Art & Life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995, plate 146, pp. 208 (illustrated), 235
Lou Klepac (ed), Australian Painters of the Twentieth Century, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2000, p. 243 (illustrated)
Lou Klepac, Affinities: Brett Whiteley & Lloyd Rees, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2001, n.p. (illustrated)
Gavin Fry, The Peter Elliott Collection of Australian Art, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2013, cat. no. 123, pp. 2 (illustrated), 175, ‘Sunset in Centennial Park’
Kathie Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné, Schwartz City, Melbourne, 2020, cat. no. 168.84, Vol. 4, p. 277 (illustrated), Vol. 7, p. 642

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