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Past Sales

Untitled, 1999
Untitled 5 1999
Calendar, 1985

Sales by Medium

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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 Paul Partos

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Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1943, Paul Partos arrived in Australia in 1950 landing in Perth with his siblings, and then moving to Melbourne after 6 months to be reunited with his parents. He studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He participated in several group exhibitions and held his first one-man show in Melbourne in 1965 and held a solo exhibition in Sydney in the same year. He lived in Europe and the US at various stages until 1972, when he became a lecturer at the Victorian College of Arts. He continued teaching for the next 14 years, and left to become a full time artist.

We have records of art auction sales by Paul Partos from 1983 and in total 145 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 109 (75%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $44,182 for The Flow 1992 sold by Leonard Joel in February 2022. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Paul Partos are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).

Paul Partos 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 761
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 532
  • 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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