George Keyt (Sri Lanka, 1901 – 1993)

Figures with Mirror, 1974, 85 x 50 cm

BACKGROUND:

We might call George Keyt the Picasso of Sri Lanka. His work is very highly sought by Sri Lankan art collectors both at home and within the ex-pat community. In Australia, Keyt’s work is very rare.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

The South Australian-based owner had inherited not one, but two paintings by artist. We brokered the sale of this particularly delightful example by the Sri Lankan master on their behalf, and it sold for $24,000 incl. buyer’s premium in Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

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Case Study : Brokerage

John Peter Russell

BACKGROUND: The importance of this painting is hard to underestimate: it is the only known portrait of American painter Dodge Macknight in existence. It was painted by eminent Australian impressionist John Peter Russell in the same year he portrayed Vincent Van Gogh (this painting is held in the Van Gogh

Case Study : Brokerage

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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