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Past Sales

Mourning Jewel 1999
These Are the Days of Miracles and Wonder
Sitting Room 1987

Sales by Medium

Prints & Graphics
Sold 29 works for
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Works on Paper
Sold 3 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Deborah Lee Klein

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 21 works for
Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies)
Sold 1 works for
Sold 5 works for

Born in Melbourne in 1951, Deborah Klein ws awarded a Bachelor of Arts, Printmaking from the Chisholm Institute of Technology in 1984 and a Graduate Diploma of Fine Art from the Gippsland Insitute of Advanced Education. She was also awarded an Master of Visual Arts from Monash University in 1997. studied extensively in Melbourne. A painter and printmaker, she lived in London from 1973 to 1980. Deborah Klein has held regular solo exhibitions of her printmaking, painting and drawing since 1987. Her exhibition The Pirate Jenny Prints toured regional galleries and commercial galleries throughout Australia from 1989 to 1992. Her work was included in People in a Landscape, a survey exhibition of contemporary Australian prints touring 10 Asian and European countries from 2000 to 2004. Her work has been selected for many other group exhibitions including Place Made, at the National Gallery of Australia in 2004. Deborah Klein has lectured in Printmaking and Drawing at RMIT University since 1999 and currently lives in Melbourne.

The earliest auction listing we have for Deborah Klein is in 1991 and in total 51 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 34 (67%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,400 for The Mystical Marriage of the Two Saint Catherines (Diptych) sold by Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies) in February 2006. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Deborah Klein are held by the Geelong Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Deborah Lee Klein 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 579
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 376
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 247
  • 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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