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.

Case studies

Case Study : Brokerage

Herbert Hepburn Calvert (1870 – 1923)

BACKGROUND: The set of the ten watercolours of Australian birds by H.H. Calvert was as fresh as the day they were created – a very rare find indeed. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We brokered the sale of these examples of H.H. Calvert’s watercolours of birds, and they achieved in total just

Case Study : Brokerage

Rah Fizelle (1891- 1964)

BACKGROUND We acted for the family of the artist in the sale of this previously unknown portrait of an elegant self-assured woman.  VALUATION & OUTCOME The painting carried a pre-sale estimate of $45,000 to $ 65,000. However, this beautiful typical work of the modernist artist sold for more than double

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