Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Sydney preview of works included in Sotheby's sale of Important Australian Art opened at the auction house's local headquarters at 118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra (Tel. 02 9362 1000) yesterday and will continue through Sunday, 16th August. A Melbourne preview will open on 20th August at 926 High Street, Armidale (Tel. 02 9509 2900) and close on Monday, 24th August, the day of the sale. Both the Sydney and Melbourne galleries will be open from 11am to 5pm daily.Another of my early paintings, Ultra Violet One, a 1.50m x 1.0m, enamel on canvas first sold at an eponymous solo exhibition in Brisbane, in 1998, is being offered by a Sydney-base private collector. Sotheby's estimate of between $A8,000 and $A12,000 is realistic if somewhat dwarfed by the high six figures expected for works by elders such as Jeffrey Smart and Sidney Nolan.