Ben Quilty’s quest: To Asia and beyond

Katrina Strickland


“…At Menzies, dealer David Hulme bid $ 25,000 for Quilty’s 40 x 30 cm Portrait after Self Portrait by Arthur Streeton. It had been estimated to sell for $14,000 to $18,000.

Hulme says he bought the painting on behalf of a UK collector who has spent time in Australia; he will pay $30,680 once buyer’s premium and GST are included. …..

The other Quilty in Menzies’ sale Six Skulls, fell just short of expectations, appearing to sell for a $29,000 hammer.  ….

In any case, Hulme’s client has the better taste, according to the artist; Six Skulls is not one of his favourite works, but the self portrait after Arthur Streeton is. “I love that little painting, It just worked,”, he says. …”

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Brigitte Banziger

Hello, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We offer comprehensive art valuation and art brokerage services (selling and buying art on behalf of clients). Our art services cover everything from valuations, art care and restoration, to general advice such as helping define the goals for your art collection and work out the best strategy on how to achieve those goals, including where, how and when to buy or sell.

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