This auction features six works by Guy Grey-Smith, the highest-valued of which is the work in acrylic Northern Cabbage (Lot 42 ), previously exhibited at John Gild’s gallery in 1972. There are two lots by the well-regarded Pippin Drysdale. One lot consists of four pieces from the Tanami mapping series (Lot 64 ), while the other lot is a singular piece from the scarce Maningrida Weavings series (Lot 63 ).
Including 130 works from artists of local, national, and international renown, the GFL Fine Art Sunday Collector’s Art Market auctions in Perth have quickly become a favoured event among art buyers. The wide range of art pieces come in all price tiers, from $500 to those valued at up to $40,000. The auction includes a number of exceptional pieces, such as Robert Juniper, Pilbara Gorge (above) estimated at $28,000 - $38,000.
Other exceptional works in the sale include William Boissevain, Still Life (Lot 38 ), Robert Dickerson, Brothers (Lot 69 ), and Jason Benjamin, Don’t Speak Too Soon (Lot 26 ).
The auction also includes a distinguished selection of Aboriginal art, with pieces from Lydia Bal Bal, who gave several of her works to the current owner during her nursing tenure in the Bidyadanga area. Also featured are remarkable works from Minnie Pwerle Awely (Lot 84 ), Stumpy Brown (Lot 87 ), and Jimmy Donegan Papaku Piti (Lot 86 ), each sourced from a notable private collection.
The offering has been sourced from over 50 individuals and downsizing has emerged as the predominant reason for selling.