William Robinson Defies Art Market Downturn - australianartmarket.com William Robinson Defies Art Market Downturn In my post on the 25th March Menzies Art Brands auction I mentioned that a nice William Robinson painting had failed to sell
News-Antique.com - May 18,2009 - William Robinson Defies Art Market Downturn In my post on the 25th March Menzies Art Brands auction I mentioned that a nice William Robinson painting titled “Tweed Valley Rainforest Ridge and Beechmont” had failed to sell with an estimate of $250,000 to $300,000. At the time I had a pretty good idea why this work did not sell even though the work had a lower estimate than when it was sold at auction in March 2008 but I wanted to be sure. Since the 31st of March William Robinson’s final solo show at the Philip Bacon Galleries has been in full swing and has been a huge success. If ever there was a reason for someone not to purchase a work at auction it would be the opportunity to purchase a new work from a major exhibition of the artist’s work. Judging by the fact that 22 of the 25 major oil paintings have been sold by Philip Bacon galleries it would appear that there is great demand for Robinson’s work. The failure of the “Tweed Valley Rainforest Ridge and Beechmont” to sell at auction appears to have had nothing to do with a lack of demand for Robinson’s work or the financial crisis and everything to do with the opportunity to purchase a new work from the artist’s final solo show at Philip Bacon Galleries. There are still a few works left if you have a couple of hundred thousand dollars to spare.
See exhibition of William Robinson’s work here:
Exhibition is on until the 25th of April at Philip Bacon Galleries:
Philip Bacon Galleries
2 Arthur Street
PO Box 2265
Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006
Phone 61 7 3358 3555
Fax 61 7 3254 1412
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.