SH137 - The Sally and Shane Thompson Collection of Contemporary Art

Auction Details

Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 6:30pmShapiro Gallery, 162 Queen St, Woollahra, SydneyWoollahra Hotel Function Room, 116 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney

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Saturday 15 - Tuesday 25 July 2017 11:00am to 5:00pm

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  • 1_1
    LOT 001

    Richard (Dick) Watkins (b. 1937)


    Untitled, 1993

    oil on paper, initialled and dated l.l.c. 'R. W. '93'

    EST.$1,000 - $1,500Sold for$3,120 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 56 x 76 cm
    • Provenance: Leonard Joel, The Sunday Art Auction, Melbourne, 28/08/2011, Lot No. 348
    • Reference: © Dick Watkins, Licensed by VISCOPY Ltd, Australia
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    LOT 002

    Jun Chen (b. 1960)


    Untitled, 2009

    ceramic, signed and dated on lower edge 'J. Chen, 2009'

    EST.$2,000 - $3,000Sold for$9,000 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 40 cm, diameter 37 cm
    • Provenance: The Hughes Gallery, Sydney
    • Exhibited: Jun Chen, Spring, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney 26 June - 22 July 2009
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    LOT 003

    Peter Upward (1932-1984)


    Untitled

    oil on board, signed u.r.c. 'Peter Upward'

    EST.$2,000 - $3,000Sold for$1,920 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 25.5 x 25.5 cm
    • Provenance: Leonard Joel, The Sunday Art Auction, Melbourne, 28/08/2011, Lot No. 149
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    LOT 004

    Robert Klippel (1920-2001)


    Opus 948

    polychrome wood wall sculpture, inscribed and numbered 'Vernier, 903-162'

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000Sold for$2,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 23 x 34 cm
    • Provenance: Mossgreen Auctions, A Single Owner Collection Of Fine Australian Art, Melbourne, 15/03/2010, Lot No. 4
    • Reference: © Andrew Klippel, Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, represented by Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
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    LOT 005

    Anthony (Tony) Tuckson (1921-1973)


    Untitled

    ink on paper

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$5,760 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 50.5 x 63.5 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of Clinton Tweedie, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
    • Reference: © The Estate Of Tony Tuckson, Licenced By Viscopy Ltd, Australia
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    LOT 006

    Aida Tomescu (b. 1955)


    Ultramarine

    oil on paper

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$6,600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 120 x 80 cm
    • Provenance: Lawson Menzies, Quarterly Fine Art Auction, Sydney, 23/02/2012, Lot No. 106
    • Reference: © Aida Tomescu, Licenced By Viscopy Ltd, Australia
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    LOT 007

    Jeff Thomson (New Zealand, b. 1957)


    Standing Cow, 2001

    found corrugated iron

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$5,520 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 136 x 197 cm
    • Provenance: Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
    • Reference: © Jeff Thomson, Licenced By Viscopy Ltd, Australia
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    LOT 008

    Davida Allen (b. 1951)


    Islands on a Clear Day, 2000

    oil on board, titled, signed and dated verso 'Islands on a Clear Day, Davida Allen, 2000'

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$5,760 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 80 x 80 cm
    • Provenance: Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane
    • Exhibited: Davida Allen, Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane 2001; Art/Life: Selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. 3 August - 15 September, 2013
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    LOT 009

    Joe Furlonger (b. 1952)


    Two Seated Figures, 1986

    acrylic on canvas, signed and dated l.r.c. 'JF, '86'

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$6,720 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 141.5 x 125 cm
    • Provenance: Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
    • Exhibited: Art/Life: Selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. 3 August - 15 September, 2013
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    LOT 010

    Martin Finnin (Irish, b. 1968)


    Two Aerials Responding to a Rumour, 2010

    oil on canvas, signed l.l.c. 'FINNIN'

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$3,600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 110 x 160 cm
    • Provenance: John Martin Gallery, London
    • Exhibited: 49 Ox Hides and a Lump of Faith, John Martin Gallery, London, 2010
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    LOT 011

    Kevin Lincoln (b. 1941)


    Two White Cards No. 3, 1986

    oil on canvas, signed u.l.c ‘Lincoln’ and dated verso '1986'

    EST.$5,000 - $7,000Sold for$6,000 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 91 x 124.5 cm
    • Provenance: Leonard Joel, The Sunday Art Auction, Melbourne, 28/08/2011, Lot No. 251
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    LOT 012

    Jun Chen (b. 1960)


    White Cloud, 2009

    oil on canvas, signed l.r.c. 'Jun Chen, 2009'

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$10,200 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 136.5 x 160.5 cm
    • Provenance: The Hughes Gallery, Sydney
    • Exhibited: Jun Chen, Spring, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney 26 June - 22 July 2009
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    LOT 013

    Martin Finnin (Irish, b. 1968)


    A Forest of Erections (After Foggy), 2007

    oil on canvas, signed l.l.c. 'Finnin'

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$4,560 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 100 x 120 cm
    • Provenance: John Martin Gallery, London
    • Exhibited: Art London, John Martin Gallery, London, 2007
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    LOT 014

    Jon Molvig (1923-1970)


    Nude in a Butcher’s Shop, 1965

    oil on board, signd l.r.c. ‘Molvig’

    EST.$22,000 - $28,000Sold for$26,400 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 92 x 123 cm
    • Provenance: The Collection of Otte van Gilst (wife of Jon Molvig), Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
    • Exhibited: Jon Molvig, A Queensland Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, 18 July -19 August, 2006, Art/Life: Selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. 3 August - 15 September, 2013
    • Reference: Literature: Churcher, B., Molvig: The Lost Antipodean, Penguin, Ringwood VIC, 1984
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    LOT 015

    Ildiko Kovacs (b. 1962)


    Roadworks # 22, 2005

    oil on board, signed, titled and dated verso 'Ildiko Kovacs, Roadworks #22, 2005'

    EST.$7,000 - $9,000Sold for$13,200 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 76 x 99 cm
    • Provenance: Martin Browne Contemporary, Potts Point
    • Labels: Martin Browne Contemporary, Potts Point
    • Exhibited: Ildiko Kovacs Roadworks, Martin Browne Contemporary, Potts Point, 30 November - 18 December 2005
    • Reference: Ildiko Kovacs is represented by Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
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    LOT 016

    Peter Powditch (b. 1942)


    Sun Torso XIV, 1971

    oil and mixed media on composition board

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$10,320 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 91.5 x 39.5 cm
    • Provenance: Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast, Deutscher Menzies, Major Fine Art Auction, Brisbane, 22/02/2006, Lot No. 161
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    LOT 017

    Anthony (Tony) Tuckson (1921-1973)


    Tp173 (Abstract Figures), 1956-57

    oil on canvas, label attached verso inscribed 'Abstract Figures'

    EST.$40,000 - $60,000Sold for$52,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 101 x 71 cm
    • Provenance: Private Collection, Sydney till 1986. , Deutscher Menzies, Australian & International Fine Art, Sydney, 14/06/2006, Lot No. 14
    • Exhibited: Tony Tuckson: Twenty Paintings on Canvas 1947 - 1957, Watters Gallery, Sydney, 5 - 22 November 1986, Cat. No. 20
    • Reference: Literature: Tuckson, M., & Legge, G., Tony Tuckson: Twenty Paintings on canvas 1947? - 1957?, Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1986 (illus.) © The Estate Of Tony Tuckson, Licenced By Viscopy Ltd, Australia
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    LOT 018

    Robert Klippel (1920-2001)


    Opus 661, 1987

    polychrome wood, initialled, numbered and dated 'R.K No.661, 1987'

    EST.$20,000 - $30,000
    • Measurements: 250 x 35 x 24 cm
    • Provenance: Mossgreen Auctions, A Single Owner Collection Of Fine Australian Art, Melbourne, 15/03/2010, Lot No. 7
    • Exhibited: Art/Life: Selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. 3 August - 15 September, 2013
    • Reference: This sculpture is one of a suite of five originals that were cast in bronze and are permanently installed in the Tank Street forecourt of the Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane © Andrew Klippel, Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, represented by Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
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    LOT 019

    Nyumitja Laidlaw (b. 1938)


    Wati Nyirrunya MinyPirni Kantilila, 2006

    synthetic polymer paint on canvas, signed and dated verso 'Nyumitja Laidlaw, 2006'

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000
    • Measurements: 99 x 93.5 cm
    • Provenance: Warburton Mission, Northern Territory Art Mob, Hobart, Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 26/07/2010, Lot No. 166
    • Reference: © Nyumitja Laidlaw, Licenced By Viscopy Ltd, Australia
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    LOT 020

    Weaver Jack (c.1928-2010)


    Lungarung, 2005

    synthetic polymer paint on canvas, bears artist's name, art centre, year, medium, catalogue number verso '3220'

    EST.$8,000 - $12,000
    • Measurements: 110 x 167 cm,
    • Provenance: Painted at Bidyadanga, Western Australia in 2005, Short St Gallery, Broome, Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 26/07/2010, Lot No. 72
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    LOT 021

    Hector Chundaloo Jandany (1929-2006)


    Darrowing Hill, 1997

    natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen, signed verso 'HECTOR', catalogue details inscribed verso 'Hector, Darrowing Hill, KA.HC.0036/97'

    EST.$6,000 - $9,000
    • Measurements: 120.5 x 120.5 cm
    • Provenance: Painted at Warmun, (Turkey Creek) in 1997 Warmun Traditional Artists, Turkey Creek Kimberley Art, Melbourne, Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 26/07/2010, Lot No. 92
    • Exhibited: Art/Life: Selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. 3 August - 15 September, 2013
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    LOT 022

    Artist Unknown


    Camp Dog

    natural earth pigments on carved wood

    EST.$6,000 - $9,000Sold for$5,040 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: length 83.5 cm
    • Provenance: Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 26/07/2010, Lot No. 45
    • Exhibited: Art/Life: Selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Collection, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. 3 August - 15 September, 2013
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    LOT 023

    Michael Snape (b. 1951)


    Vista 5, 1999

    oil on board, on 37 artists boards

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000Sold for$2,880 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: each panel approximately 17.5 x 23.5 cm; 223 x 90 cm overall size
    • Provenance: Mossgreen Auctions, The Estate of Ann Lewis, AO, Sydney, 07/11/2011, Lot No. 315
    • Reference: © Michael Snape, Licenced By Viscopy Ltd, Australia
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    LOT 024

    James Ross (b. 1948)


    Blue Landscape with Gilles, 1991

    oil on four shaped panels, signed, titled and dated verso 'James Ross, Blue Landscape with Gilles, July/Aug 1991'

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000Sold for$6,600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 195 x 255 cm
    • Provenance: Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Mossgreen Auctions, The Estate of Ann Lewis, AO (Art lots only), Sydney, 07/11/2011, Lot No. 82, Sue Crockford Gallery, New Zealand
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