Australian Art

Bonhams is the market leader in Australian Art. Achieving over $31 million in sales in 2013, we realised more than double the turnover of any of our competitors in Australia last year and also hold the record for most works sold over $1 million. Bonhams set more Australian art auction records in 2013 than any other auction house.

Recent achievements for Bonhams Australia include three high profile single-owner sales: The Laverty Collection which achieved the record for an Australian Contemporary Art auction; The Evatt Collection that featured the largest group of Aboriginal bark paintings ever offered at auction as a single collection; and The Grundy Collection which is the most valuable single owner art auction ever held in Australia with a result totalling over $19 million (including buyer's premium).

Bonhams holds three mixed vendor auctions per year in May, August and November. Offering museum-quality examples of Australian Art from Colonial to Modern, Contemporary and Indigenous art.

Herbert Badham
(1899-1961)
On the Roof, 1928

Sold for AU$ 256,200 (US$ 240,544) inc. premium

Arthur Streeton
(1867-1943)
The Palace of the Doges, c.1906

Sold for AU$ 280,600 (US$ 263,453) inc. premium

Roy De Maistre
(1894-1968)
Colour Sketch - Dangar Island, 1918

Sold for AU$ 85,400 (US$ 80,181) inc. premium

Tim Storrier
(born 1949)
The Fall (Incendiary Detritus), 2000

Sold for AU$ 390,400 (US$ 366,544) inc. premium

Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) Kelly 1962

Sold for AU$ 61,000 (US$ 57,272) inc. premium

Roger Kemp
(1908-1987)
Abstract Structure, c.1972

Sold for AU$ 91,500 (US$ 85,908) inc. premium

Charles Meere (1890-1961) and Studio Australian Beach Pattern c.1940

Sold for AU$ 427,000 (US$ 400,907) inc. premium

Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) Between the lights - Princes Bridge 1888

Sold for AU$ 1,220,000 (US$ 1,145,450) inc. premium
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