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Past Sales

Moonstruck City 2003
'Model,' 2003
'Suspense Story', 2002

Sales by Medium

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Prints & Graphics
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Where to buy or sell art works by Max Cullen

Auction Houses

Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies)
Sold 7 works for
Davidson Auctions
Sold 5 works for
Mossgreen Auctions
Sold 2 works for

Born in Wellington, N.S.W in 1940, Max Cullen studied at the National Art School in 1956 and the Julian Ashton School in Sydney in 1959-60, He worked as an illustrator for magazines, and from 1957 exhibited in competitive and commercial exhibitions. He is a painter, sculptor and actor becoming known through his acting with the Ensemble Theatre Company in Sydney.

We have records of art auction sales by Max Cullen from 1979 and in total 26 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 22 (85%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,160 for Study with Stamps sold by Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies) in May 2006. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2021. Works by Max Cullen are held by the Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Australia.

Max Cullen 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 358
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 152

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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