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BRETT WHITELEY - Charlie Mingus
  • BRETT WHITELEY - Charlie Mingus


© Wendy Whiteley/Copyright Agency, 2024

PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF KYM BONYTHON, ADELAIDE

BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)

Charlie Mingus 1971

Estimate: $12000 - 16000

 

BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)

Charlie Mingus 1971

ink and pencil on paper
53.0 x 37.5 cm; 54.5 x 38.5 cm (framed)
inscribed upper left: the soft black pear/ with fingers like taut carrots underground/ playin the bass like a banjo/ like its Charlie Mingus/ what do you do with a rush like that?/ + photograph to remember says Charlies eyes/ and a rhythm ripples to the heart of the sacrifice.
inscribed lower right: for Kym
stamped upper left with artist's chop

Provenance:
Gift from the artist, Kym Bonython, Adelaide
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 1972
Private collection, Melbourne
Sotheby's, Melbourne, 24 November 1998, lot 264
Private collection, Melbourne
Estate of the above

Exhibited:
Brett Whiteley: Portraits and Other Emergencies, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, February 1972; Australian Galleries, Melbourne, April 1972, cat.18

Reference:
Hilton, M., & Blundell, G., Whiteley: An Unauthorised Life, Macmillan, Sydney, 1996, p.102
Sutherland, K., Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné, Schwartz Publishing, Melbourne, 2020, vol.3, p.238, cat.29.71

Estimate: $12000 - 16000

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