Brett Whiteley’s The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens of 1984 is certainly the rock star piece on offer, in our opinion.
Looking as if Whiteley has taken the beautiful tree straight from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and planted it in his studio. The piece resembles the lush surroundings that the gardens have on offer, along with the stunning colours, it reminds you of how this artist was able to capture the light and warmth that a Sydney Summer can provide.
In typical Whiteley movement, the lyrical style is true Whiteley at his best.
His distinctive style resonates throughout this stunning painting. It’s as if he couldn’t help him self with his movement. The swoosh of the bird is captured beautifully…,leaving a trail in which the viewer can trace the birds flight path within the painting.
With estimates of $400k – $600k, I feel that this piece will do very well indeed. It has been viewed previously in other exhibitions and appears in many publications and was acquired directly from the artist in 1984.
We wait with anticipation for the results.