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Where to buy or sell art works by Rex Backhaus-Smith

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Born in Southern Queensland in 1935, Rex Backhaus-Smith studied in Brisbane and overseas.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Rex Backhaus-Smith from 1975 and in total 32 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 18 (56%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,050 for Country Town sold by Aust. Art Auctions in April 1988. This year one work has been offered for sale.

Rex Backhaus-Smith 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 230
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 25
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 282
  • 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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