Art Books

  • # 33144

    DIXON, Christine and SMITH, Terry.

    Aspects of Australian figurative painting 1942 – 1962. Dreams, fears and desires.

    Sydney : Power Institute, 1984. Quarto, illustrated cards, 96pp. illustrated. Cover illustration by Charles Blackman. Includes much on Nolan and his contemporaries.

  • # 33142

    MACKENZIE, Andrew

    Walter Withers. The forgotten manuscripts

    Melbourne : Mannagum Press, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (laminate scratched), pp. 144, illustrated in black and white.

  • # 33139

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874 - 1961)

    Lionel Lindsay : the printmaker’s printmaker

    Melbourne : Douglas Stewart Fine Books, 2011. Quarto, A4 size, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Essay and illustrated catalogue of 103 rare books, bookplates, woodcuts, drawings, etchings and ephemera. Limited to 1000 copies bound in wrappers, a deluxe edition of 150 copies also published (although not all were made up). Price list loosely enclosed.

  • # 33137

    CHRISTIE, Robyn and MILLER, Justin.

    The D.R. Sheumack Collection : eighty years of Australian painting.

    Compiled by Robyn Christie and Justin Miller. Sydney : Sotheby’s Australia, 1988. Quarto, silver-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket (spine slightly sunned), pp. [148], illustrated. Catalogue of one of the finest collection of traditional Australian paintings formed in the past century. Includes works by Norman Lindsay, William Dobell, Tom Roberts, Hans Heysen etc.

  • # 33135

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    The all new Australian graffiti

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1985. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers, [144] pp, all illustrated, light handling wear. Scarce. The third volume in Ellis’ series on Australian graffiti with hundreds of examples of street graffiti in the 1980s.

  • # 33134

    ELLIS, Rennie; TURNER, Ian

    Australian graffiti

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1975. First edition. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers, [96] pp, all illustrated, previous owner’s name to endpaper, foreword by Ian Turner. Scarce.

  • # 33132

    JACKS, Robert et al.

    The Field revisited

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria 2018. Two volumes in plastic slipcase, quarto, each with diecut wrappers, the first volume being a 144 page monograph on the seminal exhibition of Australian modernism held in 1968, the second volume being a 96 page facsimile of the rare original 1968 catalogue. Fine condition. ‘The National Gallery of …

  • # 33131

    Christie's Australia Pty. Ltd

    The Harold E. Mertz Collection of Australian Art

    Melbourne : Christie’s Australia Pty. Ltd., 2000. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (handling creases), pp. 172, 153 works catalogued, extensively illustrated. The hardcover catalogue for the Mertz Collection, the most valuable single owner collection of Australian art offered to that date, many new records for Australian artists were set at this sale. Masterpieces by John Brack, …

  • # 33129

    McKAY, Kirsten

    Sybil Craig 1901 – 89. Modernist painter

    Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, 2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 750 numbered copies.

  • # 33128

    FISHER, Tim et al.

    Painting forever. Tony Tuckson

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2000. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated; a very good copy.

  • # 33127

    BROWN, Joseph

    Paintings from the Dr. Joseph Brown Collection

    Melbourne : Christie’s 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (after Blackman, a little creased at edges), pp. 216, 196 lots, illustrated, prices annotated. Important Australian art from the collection of one of the leading art dealers.

  • # 33109

    [KNGWARREYE]. NEALE, Margo, ELLWOOD, Tony, NISHINO, Hanako, et al.

    Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

    Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2008. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. 272, illustrated throughout in colour, exhibition catalogue for the exhibition of Australian Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s work ‘Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye’. Contains text by Craddock Morton, Kevin Rudd, Murray McLean, Margo Neale, Tony Ellwood, Hanako Nishino, Yasuyuki Nakai and Akira …

  • # 33108


    Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alhalkere. Paintings from Utopia.

    Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 1998. Quarto, illustrated cards in paper dustwrapper, 154pp. illustrated throughout. An important monograph, a very good copy, scarce.

  • # 33107

    ROBERTS, Tom; GAYLARD, Geoff

    Australian impressionist & realist artists

    [s.l] : Graphic Management Services, [c.1990]. Quarto, buckram boards with illustrated dust jacket, pp 228. Showing 210 works from 70 artists including Jack Absalom, Kenneth Jack, Sir Ivor Hele, and Herman Pekel.

  • # 33105

    HOOVEN, F. Valentine

    Tom of Finland. The official life and work of a gay hero

    New York : Abrams, 2020. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 296, illustrated. New copy. Tuoko Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland (1920-1991), was an iconic and provocative artist who rose to cult status in the international gay community and beyond for his work celebrating gay archetypes and masculinity during a time when being gay was …

  • # 33104

    JUDIN, Juerg and KARSTENS, Pay Matthis

    Tom of Finland : Made in Germany

    Milan : Skira Editore, 2021. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 176, illustrated. New copy. A spectacular book showing life and work of the Finnish icon from an unknown perspective with around 150 illustrations and well researched texts. Tom of Finland has became the most famous and influential Finnish artist of the 20th century. Born Touko Laaksonen …