Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Aviatrix Flies High
Oh my God!I just received an email informing me that my large enamel on board painting, Dangerous Career Babe: The Aviatrix, was sold tonight for $A32,701 at Christie's sale of Modern And Contemporary Australian And South African Art in London. This exceeded the low-end of Christie's pre-sale estimate and represents a new record for my work at auction – an extraordinary achievement during a global economic downturn, especially for someone who has yet to exhibit in Europe.Last December, at another Christie's sale in London, two of my early enamel Career Babes, set a new high for my work of over $A23,000. However, this is my second heart-stopping – and totally unexpected – auction result in less than a week.I have to lie down for a while. I think I'm hyper-ventilating.