[ilds] promoting durrell

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Mon Jul 16 06:38:02 PDT 2007

Hello everyone,
This is not related to LD!
Is there someone in the group who has acces to 
I would be gratefull if someone can help me obtain 
acces to some articles!
Thanks in advance and best wishes.

slighcl wrote:

> Dear David:
> Grand idea about the flier with bibliography and quotes.  Of course, 
> intimate, enthusiastic conversations between friend and friend and 
> between lover and lover will always bring in more readers of Durrell. 
> Here is another update about the Whitely oil titled Justine, soon up for 
> auction.  That painting is really making news.  I post it again in 
> reference to our current questions and answers about how Durrell's name 
> survives posthumously.  A million dollar sale for a work of art named 
> for a Durrell work is not unimportant in the scheme of things.  With the 
> numerous articles published in the Australian and Art World press, 
> Durrell and Justine have now been noted in print perhaps more all at 
> once than any time since their original appearance.  Perhaps 
> somewhere--on a bus, in a pub, or outside the auction house--someone 
> will be saying to herself, hmm, Justine?  Didn't my mate from university 
> talk up that book?  I just may have to take a look.
> What can you tell us about this "celebrated Australian artist," David? 
> Has he ever talked about Durrell as a source of inspiration?
> Charles
> ***
> http://www.designtaxi.com/news.jsp?id=10099&monthview=0&month=7&year=2007
> Held on Tuesday, 7 August at 6pm, Melbourne
> The Bonhams & Goodman Fine Art auction on Tuesday 7 August will be the 
> most significant sale conducted by the company in Australia. It recently 
> announced the consignment of an iconic nude by the celebrated Australian 
> artist Brett Whiteley with pre-sale estimates of $1.4mil-1.8mil as well 
> as an impressive work by Sir Arthur Streeton with an auction estimate of 
> $400,000-500,000. Also included in the auction is a particularly 
> important self portrait by James Gleeson and three major works by Albert 
> Tucker, widely considered to be the fastest appreciating artist in the 
> current Australian market.
> The Whiteley oil titled Justine depicts the artist's wife, Wendy, 
> sun-baking on Sydney's Bondi Beach reading the novel, Justine by the 
> modernist writer Lawrence Durrell. The painting was exhibited at the 
> Whiteley Studio, the museum established in Surrey Hills, Sydney to mark 
> the life and work of the artist until it (the picture) was sold 
> privately by the Whiteley estate in 2004.
> This important painting is appearing at auction for the first time 
> having been consigned by a private Sydney collector. Justine is expected 
> to break the auction record for a painting in this genre by Whiteley or 
> by any other Australian artist. National Head of Art at Bonhams & 
> Goodman, Geoffrey Smith said, "The Whiteley is an icon of 20th Century 
> Australian art and we are delighted to have been appointed to conduct 
> the sale."
> -- 
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> Charles L. Sligh
> Department of English
> Wake Forest University
> slighcl at wfu.edu
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