Bonhams to auction works from the Laverty collection - Art Collector

Colin and Elizabeth Laverty with, from left, Ildiko Kovac's Roadworks #13 and Sea Tree and Targets by Ken Whisson. Photo: Nicholas Watt

30 October 2012 | Collectors Colin and Elizabeth Laverty are selling part of their collection through Bonhams in Australia.

This auction will see 300 lots go under the hammer, worth an estimated $4 million to $6 million in total.

Bonhams senior consultant Tim Klingender says that the Lavertys have been among the most active collectors of Australian contemporary art, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, for four decades. Central to their collecting ethos is the belief that Indigenous art should be recognised as great contemporary art to be viewed alongside non-Indigenous contemporary art.

The auction will include work by William Robinson, Sally Gabori, Rosalie Gascoigne, Ken Whisson, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Paddy Bedford.

The collection will be auctioned at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on 24 March 2013 after previews in New York, London and Melbourne.


Alexandra Djurichkovic


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