MID-MONTH | Australian Art June 2021

  • # 30800

    ANTIPODEANS

    [THE ANTIPODEAN MANIFESTO] Antipodeans 4th – 15th Aug. 1959

    [Melbourne : The Antipodeans], 1959. Octavo, self-wrappers, pp. [8], small pen annotations and pencil scrawl to lower wrapper, light handling marks, a very good copy. An original copy of one of the significant artist’s statements in Australian art, and group exhibitions of post-war Australian art, a great rarity.  ‘In February 1959 seven artists and one …

  • # 29798

    MOFFATT, Tracey (Australian, b. 1960)

    Beauties (in cream)

    (1994). From the series Beauties (1994-1997). Black and white photograph, colour tinted in lab during printing process print, 100 x 71cm; printed in an edition of 20 numbered copies, this copy Artist’s Proof 1/1. One of Tracey Moffatt’s most captivating works, exploring themes of indigenous identity and place. It is also a deeply personal work, …

  • # 31023

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)

    Sic Transit (deluxe edition)

    London : Stanley/Barker, 2020. Quarto, 310 x 300 mm, blind lettered silk in illustrated dustjacket, pp. [164]; fully illustrated photobook of Bill Henson images, printed by EBS in Verona, Italy, housed in a lettered slipcase. New copy, acquired directly from the publisher, of this rare edition which sold out within weeks of publication. The deluxe …

  • # 31065

    OPPEN, Monica

    Metropolis

    Sydney : Ant Press, 2016. Folio (535 mm tall), printed cloth bound boards, pp. [14], each leaf consists of a folded sheet  of Zerkall wove paper printed with collography, with a translucent upper layer on Taiwanese kozo paper printed in woodcut, both layers with printed text from hand-cut rubber stamp letters. An artist’s book limited …

  • # 31007

    National Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Loan exhibition : to inaugurate the first completed portion of the gallery, on Her Majesty’s birthday, 24th May 1897.

    Sydney : [National Art Gallery of New South Wales], 1897. Octavo, lettered wrappers (lightly foxed), pp. xx, 62, occasional light foxing. Includes works by Julian Ashton, Oswald Brierly, Nicholas Chevalier, Conrad Martens, William Piguenit, Arthur Streeton, J. M. W. Turner etc. Scarce.

  • # 30802

    [PRESTON, Margaret et al.]

    National Art Gallery of N. S. W. Exhibition of Australian women painters from August 4th – 18th, 1946

    Octavo, exhibition catalogue, self-wrappers, pp. [8], marked and toned, crease, introduction by Margaret Preston, catalogue fo 51 works. “This exhibition by Women Artists is the first of its kind to be held in Sydney, perhaps in Australia. It is not the work of one Society, or of a few, but is representative of Australia’s Women …

  • # 31071

    BOYD, Arthur

    Paintings by Arthur Boyd

    Melbourne : Peter Bray Gallery, 1953. Duodecimo, folding card, very lightly marked, catalogue of 52 works. The original exhibition catalogue for one of Arthur Boyd’s first survey exhibitions, the catalogue divided into sections 1937 – 1938; 1943 – 1945; 1947 – 1949; 1950 – 1953; and Tiles. It includes important early works on the Mornington …

  • # 30720

    BLOCK, René [Tracy MOFFATT, Shirin NESHAT, Fariba HAJAMADI et al.]

    Echolot : oder 9 Fragen an die Peripherie.

    Kassel, Germany : Documenta and Museum Fridericianum, 1998. Nine catalogues of works by exhibition artists Tracey Moffatt, Shirin Neshat, Ghada Amer, Ayse Erkmen, Fariba Hajamadi, Mona Hatoum, Gülsün Karamustafa, Kim Soo-Ja, and Qin Yufen, in 240 x 190 mm format, illustrated stiff wrappers, all 32 pages with the exception of the Neshat catalogue (40 pages), …

  • # 30860

    BRACK, John

    The Racecourse Series by John Brack

    Melbourne : Peter Bray Gallery, 1956. Duodecimo, folding card, central crease, catalogue of 25 works. The original exhibition catalogue for one of John Brack’s first solo exhibitions, where he displayed his famous Racecourse works, one of his most iconic series of paintings. Rare. ‘In Melbourne, the month of November is heralded in with the running …

  • # 30817

    ROYAL ART SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES [TOOVEY, Dora, 1898-1986]

    Royal Art Society of New South Wales. Memorandum and Articles of Association and by-laws. Revised July, 1904. (Dora Toovey’s copy, with related ephemera)

    Sydney : W. C. Penfold, 1904. Octavo (215 x 140 mm), original wrappers printed in blue (upper wrapper with 1930s ownership signature of Dora Toovey, Society member, and her annotation ‘original RAS‘, both in blue fountain pen; light creasing), staple bound; pp [8], 24; the title page is further inscribed by Toovey ‘Dora Toovey, FRAS, rep. portraits …

  • # 30820

    [CAMPBELL]. CRAYFORD, Peter.

    The woodblock painting of Cressida Campbell

    Sydney: Public Pictures, 2008. First edition, first printing. Thick quarto, cloth in dustjacket (a faint trace of edge wear), pp. 360 profusely illustrated with colour plates of Campbell’s exquisite woodblocks, some plates folding, a very fine copy. Foreword by Edmund Capon. Introduction by John McDonald. Photography by Greg Weight. The original publisher’s order form card …

  • # 30853

    [BECKETT, Clarice]

    Clarice Beckett

    26 June – 21 July 2002. Melbourne : Martin Browne Fine Art in association with Niagara Galleries, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (spine sunfaded and slightly creased), pp. 34, illustrated in colour throughout, catalogue notes, biography, portrait photograph of the painter. A very good copy.

  • # 30405

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Lorne, Victoria. (Men drinking beer)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 365 x 245 mm; archivally matted, signed by Rennie Ellis on the mount; a vintage print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis for the book launch and exhibition Life’s Still a Beach at the George Gallery, St. Kilda, in 1998. Reproduced on page 30 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne …

  • # 30408

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Swanbourne, Western Australia. (Sunbathers) (Artist’s proof)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 290 x 430 mm; unsigned; unmounted; an artist’s proof print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis in preparation for the book Life’s Still a Beach. Reproduced on page 45 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : Hardie Grant Publishing, 1998).

  • # 30410

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Shark Attack Bay, New South Wales. (Snorkeller in a rock pool) (Artist’s proof)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 430 x 290 mm; unsigned; unmounted; an artist’s proof print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis in preparation for the book Life’s Still a Beach. Reproduced on page 15 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : Hardie Grant Publishing, 1998).

  • # 30407

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Bondi, New South Wales. (Two women) (Large print)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 290 x 420 mm; archivally matted, signed by Rennie Ellis on the mount; a vintage print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis for the book launch and exhibition Life’s Still a Beach at the George Gallery, St.Kilda, in 1998. Reproduced on page 14 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : …