Art Books

  • # 28104

    [BLACKMAN]. AMADIO, Nadine

    The Lost Domains

    Sydney: Reed, 1980. First edition. Large folio, boards in illustrated dust jacket (slight fading to spine) and orange slipcase (a few marks), 144pp, light foxing to preliminaries, magnificently illustrated with Blackman’s paintings of his most famous series, including Alice in Wonderland, Schoolgirls, Gardens, Nudes, Children Playing etc. An important monograph.

  • # 28103

    [GASCOIGNE, Rosalie]. EDWARDS, Deborah

    Rosalie Gascoigne : material as landscape

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 62, illustrated throughout in colour, essay on the artist by Deborah Edwards, preface by Edmund Capon, text by James Mollison and Steven Heath, includes list of plates, catalogue of works and biographical notes. Published for the exhibition held at the Art Galler …

  • # 28080

    HOLZWARTH, Hans Werner

    Jean-Michel Basquiat XXL

    London : Taschen, 2018. Folio (395 mm tall), boards in dustjacket, pp. 608, extensively illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. Get up close to the bold brushwork and scribbled words of Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most successful artists of his time. This XXL-sized monograph gathers Basquiat’s major works in pristine reproduction. Texts by editor …

  • # 28095


    The woodblock paintings of Cressida Campbell (signed copy)

    Sydney: Public Pictures, 2008 (second edition 2009). Thick quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 360 profusely illustrated, faint traces of foxing to edges and jacket, barely noticeable, slight rubbing to edges of dustjacket, a very good copy. Signed by the artist on the title page. All editions of this beautifully produced reference book on Cressida Campbell …

  • # 28079

    GILL, Matthew Tjupurrula (1960 - )

    [WESTERN DESERT ART] Stations of the Cross : an Aboriginal perspective

    Balgo Hills, W.A. : [Warlayiri Artists?], 1987. Complete set of prints comprising an illustrated title sheet and 15 individual designs, 280 x 220 mm (sheets), loose as issued, printed in brown, black and red on white artist’s paper; each of the designs has a printed caption beneath the image (one caption is covered by a …

  • # 28029


    [TORRES STRAIT; QUEENSLAND] Collection Jolika : un chef-d’oeuvre océanien des Iles du Détroit de Torres. Paris, 3 décembre 2015.

    Paris : Christie’s, 2015. Quarto (295 x 230 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, [24] pp, with numerous colour plates, maps, bibliography; text in French and English; an as new copy. This superb auction catalogue was produced to promote the sale of what has long been considered a masterpiece of Oceanic Art: a nineteenth-century ceremonial mask from …

  • # 27925

    [KAHAN] Adelaide Festival of Arts, March 12-26 1960 : souvenir programme.

    Adelaide : Adelaide Festival of Arts Executive Committee, 1960. Quarto (275 x 210 mm), colour pictorial wrappers (some light staining to lower wrapper), staple bound; inside wrappers with colour advertisements, pp 71 [1], photographic illustrations, mostly b/w but including a double-page of colour plates of Louis Kahan’s costume designs for Rigoletto, a full-page colour plate …

  • # 28011

    DE LISLE, Gordon (1923-2002) (photographer)

    Djawa painting a bark at Millingimbi Mission, Arnhem Land.

    Front cover photographic illustration for Parade magazine, August 1965, no. 177. Melbourne : Southdown Press Pty. Ltd., 1965. Quarto (285 x 200 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, stapled, 66 pp (including wrappers), illustrated; a fine complete copy of the August 1965 issue. From page 3: ‘Our cover: Djawa, head man of an Arnhem Land tribe, spends his …

  • # 27584


    [ANNAND] Opera 1963 Princess Theatre Melbourne

    South Melbourne, Vic. : Frelance Press, [1963]. Quarto (290 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a striking abstract design by revered commercial artist Douglas Annand (very reminiscent of the work of John Coburn), lower wrapper with advertisement for Coonawarra wines, stapled, [16] pp, numerous b/w photographic portraits of members of the Company, advertisements for Melbourne …

  • # 27819

    Chan Chan How, Ang Eng San and Low Puay Hua.

    Sketches of Singapore

    [Cover title : 新加坡速寫 / 陳長豪, 洪永山, 劉培和 = Sketches of Singapore / Chan Chang How, Ang Eng San, Low Puay Hua.]. Text in English and Chinese. Singapore : Educational Publications Bureau, 1976. Oblong small quarto (scuff to lower wrapper), pp. 89, illustrated. Sketches of the people and scenery of Singapore in the 1970s. Scarce.

  • # 28065

    OLSEN, John

    John Olsen “The Kiss”

    Townsville and Melbourne : Lyre Bird Press & Zimmer Editions, 2009. Folio, quarter-calf over linen, gilt-lettered on spine, unpaginated, original signed Olsen etching bound in as frontispiece, titled ‘The Kiss’ and editioned out of 30 copies, an original Olsen pen sketch of a lyre bird facing title page with the edition number written by the …

  • # 27930


    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. (Signed copy)

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. ‘Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.’ Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …

  • # 27916

    JERREMS, Carol

    Carol Jerrems : portrait of a decade

    Melbourne : Smith & Singer, 2020. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated, exhibition catalogue of 26 works for sale. New copy. “Carol Jerrems: Portrait of a Decade Smith & Singer – formerly Sotheby’s Australia – is honoured to host the most comprehensive and fully documented commercial exhibition of Carol Jerrems’ work ever held.  Carol Jerrems: Portrait …

  • # 28089

    HENSON, Bill.


    Zurich : Scalo, 2005. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, 501 pp, faint hint of foxing to edges and endpapers, mostly imperceptible, extensively illustrated, a very good copy. A massive and extensively illustrated monograph on the famously controversial Melbourne photographer, published in conjunction with the artist’s major survey exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. …

  • # 28060

    [NAMATJIRA]. HARDY, Jane, MEGAW, J.V.S., and MEGAW, M. Ruth

    The Heritage of Namatjira : the watercolourists of Central Australia.

    Melbourne : Heinemann, 1992. Large octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xxii; 350, illustrated in colour, an excellent copy.  The primary reference work on the Hermannsburg school. A quality copy of a title which is out of print and quite scarce.

  • # 27929


    James Gleeson. Beyond the screen of sight.

    With contributions by Geoffrey Smith, Ken Wach, Renee Free and Bruce James. Sydney: The Beagle Press in association with the National Gallery of Victoria, 2004. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 216pp. illustrated throughout. A fine monograph on Gleeson, now scarce. A fine copy.