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Past Sales

Untitled, 1992/3
Returning M 1997
'The Fisherwoman and the Gardener: The Mirror,' 1990/1

Sales by Medium

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Works on Paper
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Where to buy or sell art works by Liz Coats

Auction Houses

Davidson Auctions
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Mossgreen Auctions
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Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1946 Liz Coats studied at University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts, Melbourne State Collegs and the University of New South Wales. She has lived in Sydney since 1974. An abstract artist working in oil, watercolour and acrylic, She has exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney since 1977 and overseas in Slovenia in 2001. Liz Coats was awarded a Visual Arts Board Grant on four occasions and has also received other art awards.She has been a lecturer in painting at many tertiary institutions in Australia and New Zealand from the late 1980s to the 1990s.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Liz Coats from 1996 and in total 18 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 17 (94%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,160 for 'The Fisherwoman and the Gardener: The Mirror,' 1990/1 sold by Davidson Auctions in March 2023. This year 3 works have been offered for sale. Works by Liz Coats are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).

Liz Coats 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 329
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 126
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 83
  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 47
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.
  • 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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