ART Modernism Expressionism, Monographs, Catalogue Raissones & more 79

Our art sale happens at the 29th July. If you like painting, drawing, printing, and sculpture this is the auction for you!

Lot 88 Richard Prince High Times

There are lots monographs and catalogue raisonnes, as well as some good art theory books. There are piles of books on the Modernists including: Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, Vincent van Gogh and Henry Moore. As well as mountains of books on Expressionism including German artists Ernest Ludwig Kirchner and Max Beckmann.

There are some lovely Private Press deluxe Folio Society and work from David Jones and Eric Gill.

We also have two copies of The Red Book by Carl Jung who had a great influence on the creative process. This is the first time the Red Book has been published. It was written after Jung spent time with Sigmund Freud. The deluxe copy is folio size and bound in leather and house in a felted box. There are two sections of this work, a good colour facsimile of the manuscript with decorative initials, borders and colourful mandalas.’  

Australian art has not been forgotten in our auction. There is an original watercolour study by John Coburn, original plans for a book cover by Adrien Feint (Lot 384) and an archive of correspondence from the controversial Australian Academy of Art.

Aboriginal Australian Norman Lindsay Art Architecture Firsts Signed Auction 78

Lot 11: Aboriginal Art Burrup
Lot 134: Norman Lindsay First Magic Pudding Signed with Original Drawing
Lot 12: Kimberley Rock Art 3 Volumes
Lot 18: Baldwin Spencer Arunta Dustwrappers
Lot 390: Le Corbusier Radiant City
Lot 74: Aboriginal Desert People
Lot 412: David Wary Bookends
Lot 601: Fine Binding: Australian Historical Statistics 1987
Lot 135: Ruby Lind Drawing
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This auction we have fabulous Aboriginal Australian art and stone books from the Dr Raven’s Collection. An original Norman Lindsay illustration and one from his sister Ruby Lind. Architecture books strong in the Modernists, International Style architecture, urbanisation, and town planning.

Dr JL Raven

The Aboriginal books are part of the library of Dr J L Raven. He was born in Sydney, trained as a Haematologist in London and has lived in Perth since 1975. His two special interests have been NSW Colonial Art (1960-1992) and Aboriginal Stone Items including Churingas from Central Australia and Cylcons from Western NSW (1970-2021). The books about Sydney and NSW reflect his interest in the history of early Sydney and NSW and the Aboriginal books were his working library for the Stone Collection,  in which he became interested when working in Sydney in the 1970s.