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Past Sales

Drawing for 'to Do with Blue' Sculpture 1975
Broken Pipe, 1971
Japanese Scientific Experiment 1993

Sales by Medium

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Prints & Graphics
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Where to buy or sell art works by Tony Coleing

Auction Houses

Sold 24 works for
Shapiro Auctioneers
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Cromwell's Sydney
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Born in Victoria in 1942, Tony Coleing studied at the National Art School in Sydney. He travelled to Europe in 1963 to study painting and sculpture and returned in 1968. He began to concentrate on sculpture, although he produced a limited number of lithographs with sculptural themes. The winner of the 1971 Flotta Lauro Prize for Sculpture, Coleing has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Coleing is also a prolific printmaker, often in collaboration with other artists.

In our database, 52 works by Tony Coleing are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1989, of which 41 (79%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $12,650 for Prints (37) sold by Christies in March 1996. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Tony Coleing are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).

Tony Coleing 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 333
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 130
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • 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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