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Transition 1986
Purple I 1987
And I Saw Heaven Opened A (Apocalypse Series)

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Where to buy or sell art works by Irene Barberis

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Born in London in 1953 Irene Barberis holds a PhD from Victoria University, Melbourne. As a painter, drawer, installation and new media artist, she has held over forty solo exhibitions in Australia and abroad.

The earliest auction listing we have for Irene Barberis is in 1987 and in total 19 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 7 (37%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,840 for [No title given] sold by Sotheby's in March 2004. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2015. Works by Irene Barberis are held by the Monash University Museum of Art, Geelong Gallery and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Irene Barberis 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 240
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 35
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 23
  • 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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