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Past Sales

The Dream
Man Resting 1960
Untitled (Geometric) 1965/1966

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Works on Paper
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Prints & Graphics
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Where to buy or sell art works by Richard Crichton

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Leonard Joel
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Mossgreen Auctions
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Born in Victoria in 1935, Richard Crichton is a practising artist who resides in Melbourne, Australia. He studied at Caulfield Technical School and Royal Melbourne Technical College, where he later taught. Since 1966 he has held over 25 sucessful one man exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows. Crichton formed early friendships with well known established artists including John Perceval, Sidney Nolan and Albert Tucker. Awarded a Harkness fellowship in 1967 he moved his young family to New York and lived for the first year at the Chelsea Hotel, with artist Brett Whiteley and his family as their immediate neighbours.

The earliest auction listing we have for Richard Crichton is in 1969 and in total 66 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 46 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $9,150 for White Line sold by Mossgreen Auctions in December 2015. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Richard Crichton are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Richard Crichton 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 353
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 148
  • 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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