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Brett Whiteley painting breaks Australian art auction record, selling for $6.136 million – ABC News

The stars of the Australian art market are realigned following the blockbuster sale of a large Brett Whiteley canvas for $6.136 million.

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The stars of the Australian art market have been realigned, following the blockbuster sale on Thursday night of a large Brett Whiteley canvas for $5 million, plus a hefty buyers’ premium.
It took just five minutes, after an opening bid of $4.5 million, for the large painting, called Henri’s Armchair, to find a new owner.
The new owners are a family from Sydney’s lower north shore, who have not yet agreed to have their identity revealed.
The sale sets a new record price for an Australian artwork…

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