Australian and International Fine Art Auction
Tuesday 5 March. 2019
Viewing Friday 1 – Monday 4 March

Lot 51
John Lendis (1950 ) Australia, britain
Tyler St Cripplegate
2009
Oil on canvas
123 x 113cm (stretcher)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Handmark Hallery, Hobart 2009
Signed lower right
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Catalogue Details

Lendis grew up in Nottingham studied at Nottingham College of Art and Design to settled in Australia two years later. In the early 1980s, he moved from Sydney to Tasmania, where he went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts (painting) UTAS
John's work has always been about his personal relationship with the landscape or place where he lives. He continues to describe his life as being caught between two worlds - while his life in one place is a physical truth, so his emotional or spiritual relationship to another place is equally so. His paintings deal with stories of migration, travel, crossing borders and often collide binaries such as wilderness/culture and interior/exterior. While living in England again, he still spends regular time in Tasmania and his work is as much about living between two landscapes as it is about either place.
He has had more than 20 solo exhibitions both here in Australia and internationally.

Lot 52 #
Matthew Carney (1966-2011) Australia
MC Resonance
2010
Mild steel
2400cm height including stand
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Henry Jones Art Hotel
Provenance Private Collection
Estimate: $10,000 - $14,000

Catalogue Details

Mathew Carney was a sculptor and specialized in mild steel works as well as lost wax bronze.
Matt completed a Bachelor of Fine Art UTAS in both sculpting and painting, then apprenticed himself to well-known Australian sculptor Stephen Walker as an assistant in bronze casting. During this time he completed several major public works and maintained his own studio.
The nineties found Matt in London where Richard Branson recognised the theatricality of his sculpture background and he was hired as a creative consultant to design and fit out the interiors of Branson’s Voyager Club Empire.
Collections include: Arts Tasmania, Leonard Bernstein Collection NYC, Richard Branson Collection; London and private collections in America, Japan, England and Singapore.

Lot 53
David Milne (1946- arr 1966) Scottish, Australia
(Untitled)
Acrylic on linen
167 x 112cm (per panel)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Private collection Hobart; Commissioned from artists studio, Melbourne
Triptych
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Lot 54 #
Jack Rollins (1987- ) Australia
Blue Gum
2011
Oil on linen
198 x 122cm
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Anna Pappas Gallery Melbourne 2012
Signed lower right
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Catalogue Details

Jack Rowland, Blue Gum, 2011. Oil on linen, 198 x 122cm. Courtesy: the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
The well-trodden landscape around Castlemaine is reborn in the vivid, psychedelic canvases of Melbourne artist, Jack Rowland. His works explore the notion of altered perception with an intense palette of hyper-real and oversaturated colours combined with a realist style of technical painting. The genre of landscape is embedded in the history of art; yet, in the contemporary art climate, it is often considered to be exhausted or even mundane. Through his paintings Rollins breaks the traditional ties of the genre of landscape painting and re-instates its position in contemporary art.

Lot 55
Josie Burchall () Australia
Identity Theft
2012
Oil on canvas
77 x 122cm
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Gallery Salamanca
Signed lower right
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Lot 56
Vivian Philip Webb (1892-1974) Australia
(Wayside Gully)
1918
Oil on linen
31 x 46cm (stretcher) 54 x 70cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Label verso 'Westminster Art Gallery / 25 Camberwell Road/ Camberwell E6'
Signed initials, date, 'Oiled and cleaned 1988' verso on stretcher
Estimate: $600 - $800

Catalogue Details


Born Hobart, Enlisted WWI Ross Driver 2nd Australian Divisional Artillery and after demobilisation spent some time in England.
His actual registration papers in The Australian War Museum are valuable as they also show the actual document with his signature so that becomes an important primary source for reference.
Studied under Mildred Lovett at The Hobart Technical College, was a council member of the Art Society of Tasmania 1930-52 taught at the HTC 1945-1949.
Exhibited Art Society Tasmania 1929-72, 1936 Wembley, London, Tasmanian Group of Painters 1940-56, 58-68, Tasmanian Art Canberra Uni College Civic Centre, ACT 1950, Tasmanian Art Gallery Exhibition TMAG 1959-61, 71

Lot 57
Vivian Philip Webb (1892-1974) Australia
Morning at Pyengana North East Tasmania
1951
Oil on board
41 x 44cm (board) 53 x 59cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Inscribed verso, 18 guineas, No 2; Presented to Keith Amos by the artist for his wedding 1951
Signed lower left
Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot 58
Vivian Philip Webb (1892-1974) Australia
Farm Scene Near Derby East Coast Tasmania
1949
Oil on board
38 x 43cm (board) 52 x 58cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Inscribed verso title, 'To Keith William Amos'; Presented to Keith Amos by the artist for his wedding 1951
Signed and dated lower left
Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot 59
Vivian Philip Webb (1892-1974) Australia
The Drivers
1930
Etching
10.5 x 15cm (plate) 42 x 34cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed title and date below plate
Estimate: $100 - $150

Lot 60
Vivian Philip Webb (1892-1974) Australia
Hill Top
1930
Drypoint
10.5 x 12.5cm (plate) 42 x 34cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed title and date below plate
Estimate: $100 - $150

Lot 61
Bruno Leti (1941- ) Australia
Trilobete
1971
Etching Ed 20/25
29 x 22cm (plate) 66 x 51cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Edition, title signed and dated below plate
Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot 62
Catherine Woo (1966- ) Australia
Lachrymal Lake #4
2010
Mixed media on canvas
89 x 120cm (stretecher)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited MFA Plimsoll Gallery UTAS 2013
Signed, titled and dated verso
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 63
Max Angus (1914-2016) Australia
(Colonial Port Scene, Hobart)
1948
Paint on canvas
223 x 262cm
Condition Excellent
Provenance Previously a backdrop for a colonial photography studio, Richmond, Tasmania
Signed and dated lower right
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Lot 64
M A Hope ( ) Australia
(Gums and River Scene)
1902
Watercolour
35 x 47cm (sight) 55 x 70cm (fr)
Condition Very Good
Signed and dated lower left
Estimate: $100 - $150

Lot 65
M Johnson ( ) Australia
A Secluded Spot
Oil on linen
46 x 61cm (Stretcher) 53 x 68cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Jm and JN Cocker Framer Launceston label verso
Signed and dated lower right
Estimate: $100 - $150

Lot 66
Art Brenner (1924-2013) United States
9/ 162
Mixed media on canvas
52 x 79 x 2cm (stretcher)
Condition Some loss upper right fold
Provenance Folds on surface appear to be paper heavily varnished
Estimate: $500 - $800

Catalogue Details

Art Brenner was an abstract sculptor and painter born in New York City in 1924.  He spent the later decades of his life in Paris, from 1964 until 2012. Brenner’s first solo show was held at Galerie Lucien Durand, in Paris, in 1967, and from then on his acclaimed work became an international success
Brenner created many sculptures for public, architectural settings.  In 1971, he wrote an article for Leonardo magazine (produced by MIT Press) entitled “Concerning Sculpture and Architecture,” in which he observed that the development of larger sculptures had “quickly moved sculpture from the private to the public sector, that is towards a renewal of its relation with architecture.”  Brenner suggests that monumentality in sculpture was a direct product of Modernist thinking in architecture, and uses this as a call for architects and sculptors to collaborate to create public spaces that are not merely functional, but aesthetically satisfying environments for living. Brenner created works in public spaces, and in conjunction with various building projects around the world. 
Brenner was also an astonishingly capable painter. His works created in the 1950s reflect the Abstract Expressionist movement of the time. He clearly brings his spatial sensibilities from sculpture, to his canvases, but his color is careful, and unflinchingly unique. His works from that time are gestural, with controlled, but choppy swaths of color, whispering, interrupting each other, and creating a vibrant plane of conversation on the canvas. Brenner brings a spatial awareness that can only be a product of his years of sculpting and unique vision.
Brenner enjoyed solo and group exhibitions across the globe, in cities including Paris, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Montreal.  His work is held in public collections in France, Spain, and in the United States He was inducted by the French Government as “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,” the French equivalent of induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Lot 67
Michael Cooper ( ) Australia
Nude
Pastel and crayon
76 x 41cm (sight) 81 x 47cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left and verso
Estimate: $150 - $200

Lot 68
Kitty Taylor ( ) Australia
(Teapot Cosy)
Photographic Print
45 x 59cm (sight) 69 x 82cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Artist label verso
Estimate: $100 - $200

Catalogue Details

A Tasmanian artist, Kitty works in photography, and in recent works in 2015 she developed a process of photographing, digital projecting and rephotographing, works that lead to her inclusion in an international exhibition at The Louvre, Paris, and NY.

Lot 69
John Douglas Perrett (1859-1937) New Zealand
(New Zealand Mountain Scene)
Oil on board
30 x 45cm (sight) 53 x 68cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot 70
Arafeloff ( ) Australia
Portrait
2013
Pencil crayon
61 x 46cm (sigt) 79 x 64cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated lower left
Estimate: $100 - $200

Lot 71
Desiderius Orban (1884-1986) Australia
(Hobart Looking Across the Derwent)
1954
Pastel
49 x 64cm (sight) 56 x 70cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Fullers Bookshop Hobart label verso
Signed lower right
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Catalogue Details

Label verso Fullers Bookshop. Fullers at the time had a street level and below street level premise, the first to move into the new Cat & Fiddle Arcade where they conducted framing and held exhibitions in the late 30’s and early 40’s.
Orban was coming to Tasmania at this time, being principally involved with Claudio Alcorso in textile designs at Moorilla Estate.

Lot 72
Milan Milojevic (1954- ) Australia
Red Dog - Waterhole
1992
Lithograph Ed AP
53 x 76cm (image) 56 x 76cm (sheet)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Winner Boyne Smelters Ltd Non Acquisitive Prize Mixed Media and Printmaking 1993
Signed lower right below plate, inscibed title lower center below plate
Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot 73
Milan Milojevic (1954- ) Australia
Mel's Diner
1982
Lithograph Ed AP
20 x 20cm (image) 43 x 30cm (sheet)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right below plate title lower centre
Estimate: $100 - $200

Lot 74
Milan Milojevic (1954- ) Australia
Exhibition Posters 1984 and 1992
1984
Poster
58 x 69cm
Condition Excellent, small tear upper center
Estimate: $100 - $200

Lot 75
David McAlpine ( ) America
Museum of Modern Art New York
1984
Poster
44 x 55cm (image) 61 x 63cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot 76
William (Bill) Kermode (1895-1959) britain
Gazelle and 5 other prints
c1930
Lino prints
Various
Condition Fair to Good
Provenance Gazell Entry Form The Art Institute of Chicago 2nd Annual International Exhibtion Lithography and Wood Engraving 1934
Signed on block
Estimate: $100 - $150