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Cubist Female Figure

Past Sales

Rado 1965
Labyrinth Daphil, 1977

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Sold 80 works for
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Where to buy or sell art works by Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski

Auction Houses

Elder Fine Art
Sold 33 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 40 works for
Shapiro Auctioneers
Sold 5 works for

Born in Poland in 1922, Joseph Ostoja-Kotkowski studied in Poland, at the Dusseldorf Kunst Akademie in Germany from 1946 to 1949), Germany and at the National Gallery School, Melbourne in 1949 after his arrival in Australia. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1967 and he attended Stanford University, California, where he first saw the newly discovered laser that became the basis for many of his later works. Ostoja's artistic production included painting, photography, film-making, theatre design, stained glass, kinetic and static sculpture, murals, vitreous enamels, op-collages, computer graphics and laser art. During his career he was honoured with numerous awards including the Order of Australia in 1992.

We have records of art auction sales by Ostoja Ostoja-Kotkowski from 1971 and in total 168 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 120 (71%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $22,091 for Rado 1965 sold by Smith & Singer in November 2023. This year 3 works have been offered for sale. Works by Ostoja Ostoja-Kotkowski are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further four major public national galleries (see list below).

Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski 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 750
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 525
  • 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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