Multiple art categories in Leonard Joel auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 23rd November, 2017

The Leonard Joel fine art catalogue highlights the range of paintings on offer at its forthcoming auction from 6.30pm Tuesday November 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The catalogue – which covers several art categories from modern classics to Aboriginal, contemporary and timeless collectors – features Hans Heysen’s (1877-1968) Summer Lights, Flinders Ranges 1933 and Young Girl by Emmanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915), both from a private collection.

Other paintings within the collection include A Vase of Dahlias by Rupert Bunny (1864-1947) and Bernborough Castle by Arthur Streeton 1867-1943.

The modern classics section of the auction features Ian Armstrong’s Women of Cornwall, Bill Coleman’s Still Life with Fruit and Robert Dickerson’s Early Morning Track Work 2006.

Other artists to feature in the modern classic section include Mirka Mora’s (Serpent’s Tea Party 2008) and Jean Appleton’s (1911-2003) Moss Vale.

Aboriginal artists to feature include Tommy Watson, Harry Tjutjuna, and Ningurra Napurrula.

Contemporary artists include Bruce Armstrong, Liz Cuming, Louise Herman, Sally Smart and Julie Fragar.

One of the more intriguing contemporary pieces is a self-portrait by Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011).

A member of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group, Husain’s style was heavily influenced by the cubist movement and became synonymous with modern Indian art.

Widely regarded as the ‘Picasso of India’, his prolific career spanned decades and he produced more than 40,000 complete works.

Although one of the most prolific 20th century artists, Husain’s self-portraits are not widely circulated and difficult to obtain. 

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