AUSTRALIAN ART January 2022

  • # 33562

    BRACK, John (1920-1999)

    Standing Nude, 1980

    Conte on paper, 73 x 52 cm, signed and dated lower right ‘John Brack 1980’, framed. Widely considered to be one of Australia’s great intellectual painters of the twentieth century, John Brack completed a number of critically acclaimed series of the female nude, which ‘remained his touchstone with one of the great traditions of art, a testing …

  • # 33694

    DOWE, Chris and DRANSFIELD, Michael (1948-1973) (editors)

    Now at last

    Sydney : the artists, circa 1970. Oblong quarto (250 x 305 mm), plain purple cloth (dusty), linocut endpapers by Ann Pickering, pp. [42], illustrated with original linocuts and stencil prints, accompanied by stencilled texts, some of which are tipped-in on colour papers. Includes art and texts by Michael Buzacott, John Cardiff, Karen Cairnes, Frances Rouse, …

  • # 33656

    HOFF, Rayner (1894-1937)

    In vain the Christian

    [Circa 1934]. Linocut, printed in colours, 190 x 90 mm (image), 220 x 100 mm (sheet), titled in pencil lower left, signed in pencil lower right; a few spots of foxing, else in fine condition. A rare original linocut by the Sydney modernist, originally issued as the frontispiece for the limited edition book The sculpture …

  • # 33505

    PRESTON, Margaret (1875-1963)

    Margaret Preston’s monotypes. (Signed by the artist)

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1949. Folio, cloth bound boards (corners a little bumped), illustrated endpapers, previous owner’s name to half-title, 27 tipped-in colour plates, a very good copy. Signed by Margaret Preston in pen on the half title.  

  • # 33559

    MCGRATH, Sandra

    Brett Whiteley. (Presentation copy signed by the artist)

    Sydney : Bay Books, 1979 (reprinted 1983). Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (light edge wear, upper panel with imprint echo of impressed handwriting), pp. 232 illustrated throughout. Revised edition. A rare presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the artist ‘To Karl with love brett whiteley Oct / 88’.  

  • # 33512

    ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)

    South Australia Illustrated

    London : Thomas M’Lean, 1847. Imperial folio, gilt-decorated half morocco over calf (edges a little rubbed), all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate from the Davidson Collection to front pastedown, lithographed title page, engraved title page, dedication leaf (foxed), pale waterstain to top margin of two leaves of preliminary text, list of subscribers, preface, General Remarks …

  • # 32147

    GIBSON, Frank.

    Charles Conder : his life and his work (in the rare dustjacket)

    With a catalogue of etchings and lithographs by Campbell Dodgson, M.A. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1914. Quarto, gilt-lettered pictorial boards, pp.116, in the extremely rare lettered blue dustjacket, chips and loss to spine. An enduringly important monograph on the artist by one of his close friends. It reproduces extensively important works from all …

  • # 33441

    ARKLEY, Howard (1951 - 1999)

    Howard Arkley : The home show. Australian Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale of Art 1999

    Melbourne : Australia Council, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, colour illustrations. A mint copy of Arkley’s last lifetime exhibition catalogue. This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Howard Arkley’s paintings showcased at the 1999 Venice Biennale. The body of work exhibited transformed the familiar and mundane of suburbia into the unique and the …

  • # 33466

    HOFF, Rayner et al.

    Sculpture of Rayner Hoff

    / With text by the Rt. Hon. the Earl Beauchamp, K.G., K.C.M.G., Howard Ashton, E.C. Temple Smith and W. Bede Dalley. Sydney : Sunnybrook Press, 1934. Quarto, illustrated cloth (lightly marked), light offsetting to endpapers, pp. 113; [8]. Limited to 100 copies, signed by all contributors, the artist and publisher, with an original signed linocut …

  • # 33440

    KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame (1910 - 1996) et alia

    Fluent : Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Judy Watson

    XLVII esposizione internazionale d’arte La Biennale di Venezia 1997. Sydney, N.S.W : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bent), pp. 52, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Australian Pavilion, 47th Venice Biennale, 15 June – 9 November 1997, then touring Australia from January 1998 at the Art …

  • # 33434

    MARSH, Anne

    Body and self : performance art in Australia 1969 – 92

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (creased), pp. [vii], 262, illustrated, erratum slip enclosed. “Body and Self: Australian Performance Art 1969-1992 charts the historical course from the happenings of the 1960s, through body art in the 1970s, towards a more political body in the 1980s. Body and Self considers works by Karen …

  • # 33702

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Robert Jacks: his Bloomsday book

    Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing, 2004. Folio, embossed with an original collage design by the artist on front panel, housed in striking red and blue clamshell box, illustrated throughout and accompanied by poetry by James Joyce et al. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies, in the superior binding, with an original signed screenprint bound in. …

  • # 33279

    [KNGWARREYE]. NEALE, Margo.

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alhalkere. Paintings from Utopia (hardcover)

    Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 1998. Quarto, embossed cloth boards in illustrated dustwrapper (spine sunned), 154pp. illustrated throughout. An important monograph, according to Jenny Zimmer, the publisher, this is one of less than 10 copies specially bound in hardcover by the publisher for presentation.

  • # 33255

    [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 …

  • # 33603

    PROCTOR, Gary

    Minymalu kanyirrantja : a Western Desert women’s aesthetic. Women’s form and aesthetics from the Western Desert. Decorated and undecorated bowls from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

    [Alice Springs?] : Ngaanyatjarra Council, 1990. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [38], illustrated, light handling marks. Ngaanyatjarra women talk about collecting bush tucker, using containers that they have made and grinding seeds with grindstones. Text in English and Ngaanyatjarra. Rare.

  • # 33857

    McHUGH, Vincent (1904 - 1983); ADAMS, Tate (1922 - 2018)

    Alpha : the mutabilities

    Poems by Vincent McHugh ; with wood engravings by Tate Adams.San Francisco : The Porpoise Bookshop, 1958. Folio, letterpress wrappers (lightly marked and a couple of short edge tears), stringbound, pp. [16[, letterpress text by McHugh and wood engravings by Adams. A very good copy. Poems & Pictures series number eleven. 137 copies printed by …