Whiteley in line to become greatest Australian artist of all time

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 22nd November, 2020

Brett Whiteley will undoubtedly become the most valuable and influential Australian artist of all time if his painting Henri’s Armchair 1974-75 reaches its predicted $5 million to $7 million estimate at Menzies single lot auction on Thursday November 26.

Purchased at the time from the artist by the late Sydney-based Clive Evatt QC, the work will be auctioned from 7pm in Menzies Sydney rooms at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

If successful, the Whiteley painting will eclipse the $5.4 million achieved 11 years ago for Sidney Nolan’s First Class Marksman 1946 when Menzies sold it to prominent art dealer Roger McIlroy.

Viewing by appointment at Menzies rooms until November 25.

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