Doris Jean McCarthy (1910 – 2010)

Iceberg and the Aurora, 1997, 122.5 x 163 cm

BACKGROUND:

Canadian Doris McCarthy lived a long and productive life, and her art is a wonderful legacy.

When we were contacted regarding the possible sale of her “Iceberg and the Aurora”, we were delighted to be able to assist the owners.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

It was offered here in Australia with estimates of $20,000-$30,000, but it beautifully surpassed these expectations, selling for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium.

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John Coburn (1928 – 2006)

BACKGROUND: Famous not only as one of Australia’s leading mid to late 20th century abstract artists, John Coburn is also renowned for creating the Sydney Opera House tapestry curtains. He did also create a unique painting of the Opera House itself in 1984. VALUATION & OUTCOME: This stunning painting with

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John Olsen (1928-)

BACKGROUND: This very fine gouache by Australia’s contemporary master had been purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 1992 for $4,400. VALUATION & OUTCOME: After a sympathetic reframe, “Dog in Landscape” achieved a very comfortable appreciation in value when it sold for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium. A handsome return for the

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