Saturday, March 08, 2008
Back In The Game
Just three months after two of my early works sold for over $23,000 at an important sale of Australian art at Christie's, in London, one of my few small, high gloss enamel-on-board paintings, Sports Babe: Tennis (Resized for Easy Consumption), 40cm x 50cm, from 2002, is to be auctioned on March 19th at Lawson Menzies' sale of Modern, Contemporary Australian And Important Aboriginal Art. The work is not particularly ambitious but it is, even I say so myself, beautifully executed and worth a lot more than the modest estimate of $5,000 published in the catalogue. Then again, recent auction results in both Sydney and London have exceeded pre-sale estimates by as much 40 per cent.