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Past Sales

The Gate
Untitled, 1968
Untitled, 1968

Sales by Medium

Prints & Graphics
Sold 5 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Vaclovas Ratas

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 1 works for
GFL Fine Art
Sold 2 works for
Geoff K. Gray
Sold 2 works for

Born in Lithuania in 1910 Vaclovas Ratas arrived in Australia in 1949. Graphic artist and printmaker he was a founding member of Sydney Printmakers Society in 1961.

We have records of art auction sales by Vaclovas Ratas from 1981 and in total 12 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 5 (42%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,827 for Motion - Sydney 1964 sold by Leonard Joel in December 2017. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2020. Works by Vaclovas Ratas are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Vaclovas Ratas is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 814
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

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