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August 2013, Top 10 Art Auction Prices

1. Arthur Streeton

Title: Between the lights – Princes Bridge
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 33.1 x 61 in. / 84 x 155 cm.
Sale Of: Bonhams Melbourne: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Sold For: 1,220,000 AUD (1,109,090 US$) PREMIUM

2. Bridget Riley

Title: Off
Medium: emulsion on hardboard (housed in perspex)
Size: 9.6 x 11.4 in. / 24.5 x 29 cm.
Sale Of: Deutscher and Hackett: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sold For: 984,000 AUD (880,536 US$) PREMIUM

3. Arthur Streeton

Title: A road to the Kurrajong (Also known as summer heat)
Medium: oil on woodpanel
Size: 12.2 x 8.3 in. / 31 x 21 cm.
Sale Of: Deutscher and Hackett: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sold For: 456,000 AUD (408,053 US$) PREMIUM

4. Charles (Matthew) Meere

Title: Australian Beach Pattern (collab. w/studio)
Medium: oil on wax on cardboard
Size: 28.7 x 40.4 in. / 73 x 102.5 cm.
Sale Of: Bonhams Melbourne: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Sold For: 427,000 AUD (388,181 US$) PREMIUM

5. Frederick Ronald Williams

Title: Gum trees in a landscape IV
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 48 x 35.8 in. / 122 x 91 cm.
Sale Of: Deutscher and Hackett: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sold For: 420,000 AUD (375,838 US$) PREMIUM

6. Guy Rose

Title: Wind swept pines
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 15 x 18 in. / 38.1 x 45.7 cm.
Sale Of: Bonhams Los Angeles: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sold For: 374,500 US$ PREMIUM

7. Lloyd Frederic Rees

Title: Looking east – Mid afternoon
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 48 x 71.7 in. / 122 x 182 cm.
Sale Of: Deutscher and Hackett: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sold For: 408,000 AUD (365,100 US$) PREMIUM

8. Jeffrey Smart

Title: The hitch-hiker
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 27.6 x 35.4 in. / 70 x 90 cm.
Sale Of: Sotheby’s Australia: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Sold For: 366,000 AUD (328,162 US$) PREMIUM

9. Luo Zhongli

Title: The Kids in the Village ????
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24.8 x 29.5 in. / 63 x 75 cm.
Sale Of: Borobudur Auction Ptd.Ltd.: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sold For: 390,400 SGD (307,014 US$) PREMIUM

10. George Russell Drysdale

Title: Desert Nomad
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 23.6 x 19.7 in. / 60 x 50 cm.
Sale Of: Lawson-Menzies: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Sold For: 294,545 AUD (268,353 US$) PREMIUM