Willy Eisenschitz (Austrian, 1889 – 1974)

Mountain Scene, 60 x 74 cm

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 volume of phone bidders from Europe only stopped when a final price of $23,000 was reached – more than seven times its low estimate.

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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

Case Study : Brokerage

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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