BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)
BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)
BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)
BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)
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BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)

Preliminary Sketch for 1970 Sydney Exhibition

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BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)
Preliminary Sketch for 1970 Sydney Exhibition
signed and inscribed '''PRELIMINARY SKETCH FOR 1970 SYDNEY/EXHIBITION''/Brett Whiteley'' (on the backboard), signed and inscribed again 'Preliminary sketch for Bonython exhibition 1970 including platypus print + kookaburra totems. Brett Whiteley.' (along the upper edge)
watercolour, gouache, ink and collage on paper
22 1⁄2 x 56 1⁄2 in. (57.2 x 143.5 cm.)
Executed in 1970.
Provenance
with Bonython Galleries, Sydney, where purchased by Hilary and Irena Koprowski in 1972.
Anonymous sale; Freeman’s, Philadelphia, 3 May 2015, lot 91.
with Michael Graham-Stewart, London, where purchased by the present owner, circa 2016.
Literature
K. Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné: 1955-1992, Vol. 3, Victoria, 2020, pp. 14-15, illustrated.
K. Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné: 1955-1992, Vol. 7, Victoria, 2020, p. 218, no. 34.70.
Special notice
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

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Lot Essay

Further artwork by Brett Whiteley is featured in the Modern British & Irish Art Evening sale, 22 March 2022, lot 12.

We are very grateful to Kathie Sutherland for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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