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Hot head 2005
Flying 2005
Domestic Stuff 1999

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1956, David Larwill studied at Prahran College of Advanced Education and the Preston Institute of Technology. In 1979 in association with his then friend and associate, Mark Schaller he founded Roar Studios, which became a base for a group of anti-intellectual expressionist painters. Larwill is a figurative painter who used crude patterns, naive figures thick black lines and hectic colours.

David Larwill is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1987 of 645, of which 444 (69%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $216,000 for The Story Grows as the Story Goes 2005 sold by Deutscher~Menzies in March 2009. This year 27 works have been offered for sale. Works by David Larwill are held by the Heide Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Australia and a further four major public national galleries (see list below).

David Larwill 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 597
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 395
  • 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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