AUSTRALIAN ART | September 2020

  • # 27660

    WHITELEY, Brett (1939 - 1992)

    Poem for a lover, 1988

    Offset lithograph printed in 9 colours, with additional hand colouring by the artist, 77.5 x 79.8 cm (image), 110.6 x 96.5 (sheet), signed lower right, titled and editioned by the artist lower left. Printed in an edition of 80 signed copies. Framed in timber, framed size 111 x 111 cm) The following description is sourced …

  • # 26889

    PRESTON, Margaret (1875 - 1963)

    Dahlia and Sunflower

    Created 1933. Woodblock print on tan, fibrous laid paper, hand coloured, 305 x 306 mm, signed in the image lower right, signed in pencil lower right, titled in pencil ‘Sunflower 6th copy‘. Framed. First advertised for sale from The Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, in the June 1933 issue of Art in Australia under the title ‘Sunflowers and …

  • # 27731

    [COBURN]. KLEPAC, Lou.

    John Coburn. The spirit of colour (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2003. Quarto, lettered yellow cloth in slipcase, 216pp. illustrated. The deluxe edition, specially bound in an edition of 100 copies, containing an original signed etching ‘Blue Night & Full Moon” limited to 50 copies (another etching completing the edition). Etching measures 225 x 238 mm (plate line); 275 x 290 …

  • # 27820

    BATTARBEE, Rex 1893-1973

    Modern Australian Aboriginal art. (Limited edition, signed by the artists)

    With a foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1952. Folio, quarter crushed morocco with gilt rule over green cloth, spine with gilt lettering and rule (light rubbing to head and foot), top edge stained blue, endpapers foxed, pp. [viii]; 55; 23 tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece, and a further 12 tipped-in black …

  • # 27726

    PEARCE, Barry.

    Jeffrey Smart (deluxe edition with original lithograph)

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2005. Quarto, gilt-lettered red cloth in slipcase, 256 pp, extensively illustrated. The de-luxe edition, limited to 35 copies only, signed limitation statement by Jeffrey Smart, with an original signed lithograph. The lithograph, titled ‘Come in, Spinner’, is limited to 35 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. The lithograph measures …

  • # 27715


    At the Sedon galleries, watercolours by the late Sir Arthur Streeton, 1948

    [Melbourne] : Sedon Galleries, 1948. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers (scattered foxing), 4pp, two colour plates, list of 54 works. Foreword by Oliver Streeton, who has also designed the front cover.

  • # 27464

    LAVERTY, Colin and Elizabeth, et al

    Beyond Sacred. Recent paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities : the collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books, 2008. First edition. Folio (34 cm tall), boards in diecut folding dustjacket (very lightly marked), illustrated endpapers, pp. [viii]; 352, extensively illustrated. A comprehensive, visually stunning survey of recent Aboriginal art, with images of more than 250 paintings. It tells the story of Aboriginal art and its growing presence in …

  • # 27265

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Lives of the Papunya Tula artists

    Alice Springs : IAD Press, 2008.Quarto, illustrated boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. xvi; 402, extensively illustrated. ”Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists’ chronicles the beginning of the Western Desert art movement and the phenomenal development of its founding art company over four decades. Through comprehensive and widely researched biographies of more than 200 men …

  • # 27344

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Norman Lindsay : two hundred etchings

    Published in two volumes, with an introduction by Daniel Thomas, comments on Norman Lindsay’s etching technique and a catalogue and notes. Edited by Douglas Stewart. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1973. Two volumes, folio, quarter crushed morocco over gilt-lettered buckram (very light wear), original card slipcase (one short split), unpaginated, two hundred full page plates …

  • # 27637

    DICKERSON, Robert (1924 - 2015)

    Aspects of dance (complete set of 28 signed linocuts in two folios)

    [Sydney : the artist and the Australian Ballet, 1996]. Two folios, 575 x 395 mm, containing a letterpress sheet with text by Noel Pelly AM, Board Member of The Australian Ballet, and 14 signed linocuts by Robert Dickerson inspired by the movement of dance. Printed in an edition of 30 by Michelle Perry at Marnling …

  • # 27842

    XIAN, Ah (1960 - )

    Ah Xian. Four limited edition signed prints

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2007. Card portfolio (345 x 485 mm), containing four giclee prints of Ah Xian ceramics, each print signed and titled by the artist. The prints in fine condition. Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, now living and art making in the Sydney’s northern suburbs. He was …

  • # 27727

    GLEESON, James; KLIPPEL, Robert

    Robert Klippel (Deluxe edition with original bronze sculpture)

    Sydney and London : Bay Books, 1983. Thick quarto, hessian cloth over boards in illustrated dustjacket, 492 pp, extensively illustrated; a touch of foxing to preliminaries, but a fine copy. The deluxe edition of the definitive monograph on the artist, limited to 100 copies signed and numbered by Klippel and Gleeson, accompanied by a certificate …

  • # 27653

    "MALLEY, Ern" (STEWART, Harold and McAULEY, James)

    Angry Penguins. 1944 Autumn Number to Commemorate the Australian Poet Ern Malley.

    Edited by Max Harris and John Reed. Melbourne: Reed & Harris, 1944. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Sidney Nolan (scattered foxing, previous owner’s name to upper wrapper), pp. 108, rare errata slip inserted loosely in between pp. 66-67, early pencil annotations commenting on the poetry and the Adelaide prosecution of Max Harris. Issue 6. The famous …

  • # 27830

    RYAN, Judith

    Ginger Riley (signed copy)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp 104, illustrated in colour throughout; a fine copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany the landmark exhibition of the extraordinary work of Arnhem Land artist Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, held at the NGV, July 17-22 September, 1997. This copy signed by Ginger Riley and Judith Ryan …

  • # 27679

    ANDREW, Brook (curator)


    Curated by Brook Andrew. Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2013. Octavo, cards in plastic dustjacket, pp. 175, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 750 copies. Scarce. ‘Published on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Brook Andrew at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, this book presents challenging encounters with a range of …

  • # 27765

    [PETYARRE, Kathleen, 1940 - 2018]. NICHOLLS, Christine and NORTH, Ian

    Kathleen Petyarre : genius of place (signed copy)

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2001. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short tears), pp. 96, illustrated throughout, essays on the artist and her work written by Christine Nicholls and Ian North, contains glossary, map and notes, the artist’s curriculum vitae, references and further reading. Signed by Petyarre on the half-title.