Date: Sunday 24 September 2017 | 10:30am
Location: 6 Ralph St, Alexandria
Barry Willoughby, who’s extensive art collection Theodore Bruce is proud to present over 3 auctions, in September & November, has been described as a unique person and a loyal friend, who’s passions crossed classical music & opera to books & gourmet cooking to being a lover of art.
As a young man he followed these passions through his work as a window dresser in some of Sydney’s most upmarket stores and later through his work in some of the city’s most well known book shops, Angus & Robertson, Graham’s & Abbeys, all Sydney institutions.
However, it was his close meaningful relationship with the acclaimed artist, Salvatore Zofrea, which so influenced his art collection. Included are works by Zofrea across all aspects of his practice, from early oils to woodcut trial proofs, his close relationship is seen through the many personal inscriptions from the artist.
Barry was also a philthantropist, giving his extensive glass collection to Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences and the proceeds of the sale of his art collection to benefit Royal North Shore Hospital’s Kolling Foundation.
The works from the Estate of the Late Barry Willoughby are included in:
Emporium|September|Sunday 24 September|Lots 1-187
Art|Jewels|Tribal Online|Sunday 24 September | Lots 1-33
Art|Asian|Jewels| Sunday 12 November
- No: AA6114
- House Auction - Hawthorn
- 21 Oct 2017 12:00 / Adelaide
- No: AS0438
- Unclaimed Post & Estate | October
- 28 Oct 2017 10:30 / Sydney
- No: AS0426
- Emporium Auction | October
- 29 Oct 2017 11:00 / Sydney
- No: IT0407
- Asian Decorative Arts Online Auction | October
- 29 Oct 2017 13:00 / Sydney
- No: AS0416
- 12 Nov 2017 11:00 / Sydney
- No: AS0408
- Chinese, Japanese & Asian Works of Art
- 19 Nov 2017 11:00 / Sydney