Brett Whiteley

One of our highlights in our next auction (10am Friday 14th July )

Sketch for a bird sculpture by Brett Whiteley. Ink on paper. Featuring Stamp: BW inside a circle on bottom right. (Lot 14)

Undated, but likely from the late 1970s or early 1980s. The forms in the drawing can be traced to a series of bird sculptures in his 1988 bird show.(SLNSW) This playful sketch is a predatory study for what were to be a series of Brett Whitely’s last sculptural works; an intimate fragment of the creative process of Australia’s most revered artist.

Brett Whiteley (1939-1992) Sydney artist. Winner of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. (DAAO)  Not only known for his large colourful and lyrical artworks but his popstar persona and his substance addiction. This sketch was given friend with a similar affliction. It was later acquired by current