John Coburn (1928 – 2006)

Opera House, 1984, 76 x 91 cm

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 his abstract forms portraying the famous sails under a typical Sydney blue sky carried estimates of $25,000-$35,000. It sold for double that for $50,000 incl. buyer’s premium, making for a very happy seller and happy buyer alike.

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George Keyt (Sri Lanka, 1901 – 1993)

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

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Willy Eisenschitz (Austrian, 1889 – 1974)

BACKGROUND: We were asked by a company to research and sell this vivid landscape by Austrian painter Willy Eisenschitz. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We always felt that it was particularly attractive with the potential to do much better than its $3,000 to $5,000 estimate. It did not disappoint, and the high

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