Former National Gallery of Victoria curator the late Jennifer Phipps’ estate brought more than $370,000 at Mossgreen’s auction last week.
The catalogue cover lot, Robert Rooney's Canine Capers I (1968), sold for $39,680 - a record for the artist at auction.
Phipps nurtured the creativity of artists both in Australia and overseas and her collection reflected this, with works by contemporary artists such as Richard Larter, Mike Parr, Aleksander Danko and New Zealand artist Colin McCahon.
His work, Muriwai No. 6,sold for $52,080 to a New Zealand collector.
Mossgreen CEO Paul Sumner was delighted to see so many contemporary works sell well at auction and to see Jennifer's vision realized.
According to Phipps wishes, a very significant sum was raised for the Oceania Women Artists Fund.