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'Nightfall,' 1972
'Landscape Forms in Autumn'
Atmosphere of The Green Valley

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Where to buy or sell art works by Stanislaus Rapotec

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GFL Fine Art
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Born in Yugoslavia in 1913, Rapotec studied in Zagreb and Vienna before coming to Australia in 1948. He settled first in South Australia, and then moved to live in Sydney in 1955. He quickly became known there for his figurative works, a style which later changed to a more abstract-expressionist line. Rapotec was a leading figure in Sydney art circles, and in 1961, he won Blake Prize for Religious Art. He was a member of the group of Sydney-based abstract artists called the Sydney 9. His works are represented in several state galleries.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Stan Rapotec from 1969 and in total 379 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 254 (67%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $42,700 for Circle Movement sold by Deutscher and Hackett in April 2018. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Stan Rapotec are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).

Stanislaus Rapotec 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
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 567
  • 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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