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BRETT WHITELEY - Henri's Armchair


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BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)

Henri's Armchair 1974-75

Estimate: $5000000 - 7000000

Sold For:
$5000000 hammer

 

BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)

Henri's Armchair 1974-75

oil, ink and charcoal on canvas
195.0 x 302.0 cm

signed, dated and inscribed verso: "HENRI'S ARMCHAIR"/ (Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec) 1974/ OIL ON CANVAS/ brett whiteley/ TO Clive Evatt/ 12/March/75


Provenance:

The artist

Acquired from the artist, Mr Clive Evatt QC, Sydney, 1975

Mrs Elizabeth Margaret Evatt, Sydney

Exhibited:

Brett Whiteley: Thirty-six Looks at Four Sights on Three Themes - Recent Paintings, Drawings and Carvings, Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, 24 October - 15 November 1975, cat.1

Brett Whiteley: Art & Life, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 September - 19 November 1995; Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 13 December 1995 - 28 January 1996; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 22 February - 8 April 1996; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 9 May - 16 June 1996; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2 July - 26 August 1996; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 18 September - 17 November 1996, cat.88

The Innovators: Collectors who Shaped Sydney's Avant-garde, 1963-1978, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, July - August 1999

Bohemian Harbour: The Artists of Lavender Bay, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 1 September - 25 November 2018

Reference:

Borlase, N., 'Art: An Unexpected Whiteley,' The Bulletin, Sydney, 23 November 1974, p.57

Borlase, N., 'Exuberant Brett Whiteley,' The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 30 October 1975, p.7

McGrath, S., Brett Whiteley, Bay Books, Sydney, 1979, pp.168, 180, 181 (illus. pp.168-169)

Rice, M., 'Portrait of a Stormy Petrel,' The Age, Melbourne, 2 May 1986, p.20

Pearce, B., Brett Whiteley: Art & Life, Thames & Hudson in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995, pp.35, 231-232, (illus. pl.92)

Auty, G., 'A Case for Rehabilitation,' The Weekend Australian Magazine, 26-27 August 1995, pp.18-19, (illus. p.18)

'Grave Concern for Whiteley,' Canberra Times, Canberra, 15 September 1995, p.13

Hilton, M. & Blundell, G., Whiteley: An Unauthorised Life, Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 1996, p.217

'A Failure ... but One to Savour,' The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 10 July 1999, p.174

Duffy, M., 'At Home with Clive Evatt,' The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 15 April 2012 (illus.)

Wilson, A., Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2016, pp.244, 245, 252

Kale, N., 'Lavender Days,' The Sydney Morning Herald: Spectrum, Sydney, 25-26 August 2018, p.6 (illus.)

Allen, C., 'Harbour Days and Ways,' The Weekend Australian: Review, 20-21 October 2018, p.10 (illus.)

Sutherland, K., Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné, Schwartz Publishing, Melbourne, 2020, cat.126.74, vol. 3, pp.220, 223 (illus. pp.222-223), vol.7, pp.30, 34, 307

Related Works:

Preliminary Study for Henri's Armchair 1974, pen, brush and ink on paper, 91.0 x 79.0 cm, present whereabouts unknown; referenced in Sutherland, K., Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné, Schwartz Publishing, Melbourne, 2020, vol.7, p.299, cat.62.74
Preliminary Study for Henri's Armchair (also known as Interior, Lavender Bay) 1974, pen, brush and ink on cardboard, 88.0 x 75.0 cm, private collection; illus. in Sutherland, K., Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné, Schwartz Publishing, Melbourne, 2020, vol.3, p.221, cat.63.74

Estimate: $5000000 - 7000000

Result Hammer: $5000000

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