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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39¾x25 inches, 101x63½ cm. F.W. Niven Ltd., Melbourne.
        Aug. 03, 2023

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39¾x25 inches, 101x63½ cm. F.W. Niven Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm. F.W. Niven Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B: replaced losses in margins; repaired tears at edges, some slightly into image; creases and abrasions in margins and image. Here, Sellheim provides a graphic depiction of a Corroboree, an Aboriginal dance ceremony. It is one of the very few posters from the era that focuses on the continent's indigenous culture and history as opposed to its natural splendor. Sellheim is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND. Circa 1937. 19¾x12¼ inches, 50x31 cm. F.W. Niven, Pty. Ltd., Me
        Aug. 03, 2023

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND. Circa 1937. 19¾x12¼ inches, 50x31 cm. F.W. Niven, Pty. Ltd., Me

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA / GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND. Circa 1937. 19 3/4x12 1/4 inches, 50x31 cm. F.W. Niven, Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B / B+: repaired tears, creases, minor abrasions, overpainting and foxing in margins and image. Sellheim "recreates [the extensive and elaborate Great Barrier Reef] for the passerby in manageable terms: a small school of three angelfish, carefully arranged on the diagonal; four strands of seaweeds, which divide the poster into five neat segments as they rise to the surface, three pristine tropical islands, each with a sole palm tree; and one bright red underwater plant" (Crouse p. 279). This is the smaller format. Monash p. 17, Crouse p. 278.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 39x24 inches, 99x61 cm.
        Aug. 03, 2023

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 39x24 inches, 99x61 cm.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 39x24 inches, 99x61 cm. Condition B: rubbing and staining throughout; small repaired tears and replaced losses at edges; minor abrasions in image; margins cut off. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then began designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest artists who designed travel posters in Australia in the 1930s. He brings an element of the European avant-garde to his work and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Trading Places 29). In 1939, Sellheim won the Sulman Prize for his interior designs in the Victorian Tourism Bureau at the New York World's Fair. He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines. Monash 27, Poster Art in Australia p. 37 (and cover), Crouse p. 276, Affiches Art Deco p. 108, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 208.

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      • Travel Poster Australia For Sun And Surf Sellheim
        Apr. 22, 2023

        Travel Poster Australia For Sun And Surf Sellheim

        Est: £180 - £360

        Original vintage travel advertising poster: Australia For Sun and Surf published by the Australian National Travel Association. Great design by the award winning architect and graphic designer Gert Sellheim (Gert Hugo Emmanuel Sellheim; 1901-1970) featuring a black and white photograph of a smiling young lady wearing a swimming costume against a sunny yellow background with a stylised blue wave splashing up her legs, the red and white bold text above and below on curved and wavy lines. Printed by Troedel & Cooper Pty Ltd Photo Litho, Melbourne, Australia. Poor condition, several large paper losses, staining, restored tears, restored creasing, small restored paper losses, backed on linen. Country of issue: Australia, designer: Sellheim, size (cm): 102x64, year of printing: 1930s.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39¾x25¼ inches, 101x64 cm. McLaren & Co., Ltd., Melbourne.
        Feb. 24, 2022

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39¾x25¼ inches, 101x64 cm. McLaren & Co., Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39 3/4x25 1/4 inches, 101x64 cm. McLaren & Co., Ltd., Melbourne. Condition A- / B+: small repaired tears at edges; creases, abrasions and foxing in margins, some slightly affecting image; skinning at top edge, from tape. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then began designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest artists to design travel posters in Australia in the 1930s. He brings to his work an element of the European avant-garde, and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Trading Places 29). He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas airlines. Poster Art in Australia p. 42.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901 - 1970) THE SEASIDE : TRAVEL BY TRAIN colour process lithograph, c1930s, signed in image at right, Victorian Railways Poster No.176, laid down on linen, 101 x 64cm. An extremely rare image by this iconic artist. Not previously s
        Nov. 28, 2021

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901 - 1970) THE SEASIDE : TRAVEL BY TRAIN colour process lithograph, c1930s, signed in image at right, Victorian Railways Poster No.176, laid down on linen, 101 x 64cm. An extremely rare image by this iconic artist. Not previously s

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901 - 1970) THE SEASIDE : TRAVEL BY TRAIN colour process lithograph, c1930s, signed in image at right, Victorian Railways Poster No.176, laid down on linen, 101 x 64cm.   An extremely rare image by this iconic artist. Not previously seen by us.

        Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901 - 1970) SEA & SUNSHINE GO BY TRAIN! colour process lithograph, c1930s, signed in image at left, Victorian Railways Poster No.153, laid down on linen, 101 x 63cm. An extremely rare image by this iconic artist.
        Nov. 28, 2021

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901 - 1970) SEA & SUNSHINE GO BY TRAIN! colour process lithograph, c1930s, signed in image at left, Victorian Railways Poster No.153, laid down on linen, 101 x 63cm. An extremely rare image by this iconic artist.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901 - 1970) SEA & SUNSHINE GO BY TRAIN! colour process lithograph, c1930s, signed in image at left, Victorian Railways Poster No.153, laid down on linen, 101 x 63cm. An extremely rare image by this iconic artist. The first time we have offered an example.

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      • Australia / Surf Club. 1936.
        Nov. 14, 2021

        Australia / Surf Club. 1936.

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        ARTIST: GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) SIZE: 25 1/8 x 40 1/4 in./64 x 102.2 cm PRINTER: Sands & McDougall, Melbourne DESCRIPTION: “Sellheim’s rarest and most famous poster is Surf Club. It depicts a team of five female lifeguards performing a reel-and-line rescue exercise, a subtle way to assure seaside visitors that they will be safe while they enjoy all the thrills the sea has to offer. The blue surf, accentuated by stylized waves, the sandy yellow beach, and the bronzed lifeguards all combine with Sellheim’s expert use of diagonals and geometric patterns to result in a true art deco masterpiece” (Crouse/Deco, p. 279). Gert Sellheim was born in Estonia and studied architecture in Berlin, Munich, and Graz before migrating to Australia in 1926, where he spent two years working as a farm laborer before his architectural qualifications were recognized. Moving to Melbourne in 1930 must have supplied him with lithographic inspiration, as he began designing posters the following year. Sellheim designed the famous flying kangaroo symbol for Qantas airlines, as well as the 1948 two-shilling “Aboriginal Art” stamp. (Art Deco; Travel; Sports; Australia & New Zealand)

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      • RARE 1930s Australia Travel Poster Sunshine & Surf
        Jun. 19, 2021

        RARE 1930s Australia Travel Poster Sunshine & Surf

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Sellheim, Gert 1901 - 1970 Australia - Sunshine and Surf Offset 1935 39.7 x 25.1 in. (101 x 64 cm) Printer: Troedel & Cooper, Pty. Ltd. Condition Details: (A-/B+) mounted on archival paper, small tears and minimal staining at the edges, slight creasing in the top right corner

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      • VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australian, 1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO National Park, Victoria, Australia c1939 colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 64cm. Linen-backed. Text continues €œVictorian Railwa
        Nov. 29, 2020

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australian, 1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO National Park, Victoria, Australia c1939 colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 64cm. Linen-backed. Text continues €œVictorian Railwa

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australian, 1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO National Park, Victoria, Australia c1939 colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 64cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railways Australia. Poster no. 180. Take a Kodak.”      

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      • VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER, Gert SELLHEIM, (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE. Travel By Train, c1930s colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 63cm. Linen-backed. Text continues €œVictorian Railways Austr
        Nov. 29, 2020

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER, Gert SELLHEIM, (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE. Travel By Train, c1930s colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 63cm. Linen-backed. Text continues €œVictorian Railways Austr

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER, Gert SELLHEIM, (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE. Travel By Train, c1930s colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 63cm.  Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railways Australia. Poster no. 165. Take a Kodak.”   Estonian born, Sellheim studied architecture in Berlin, Munich and Gratz before travelling to London in the 1920s. He migrated to Australia arriving in Fremantle in January 1926. After a year of labouring work in rural WA he gained employment as a site architect at the University of Western Australia. In 1930 Sellheim moved to Melbourne where he set up his own architectural practice and began designing and exhibiting posters. His designs were unusual for the times. With bold use of photomontage, drawings and the juxtaposition of hand-lettering and commercial type text they were at the cutting edge of graphic design. In 1939 he was commissioned to decorate the Government tourist Bureau in Melbourne, producing a large scale mural using flat colour and photomontage. This work was awarded the 1939 Sulman Prize. From the 1940s Sellheim created posters for Qantas Empire Airways, including the distinctive flying kangaroo logo. He was also noted for his interest in Aboriginal art and he incorporated Aboriginal-derived motifs frequently in his work.   During WWII Sellheim was classified by Australian authorities as an "enemy alien" and was sent to an internment camp in Victoria in 1943. After intervention from his family he was released to do military work. Ironically he was sent to work on the conversion of metric to imperial measurements of armaments. Sellheim's beach inspired travel posters are important examples of how beach culture archetypes have been adopted by Australian Government departments and agencies to market Australia as a tourist and migrant destination.    

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      • Sellheim, Gert (1901–1970). Corroboree / Australia. Melbour...
        Nov. 14, 2020

        Sellheim, Gert (1901–1970). Corroboree / Australia. Melbour...

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Sellheim, Gert (1901–1970). Corroboree / Australia. Melbourne: F.W. Niven, 1934. Colorful stone lithograph depicting an Aboriginal dance ceremony; one of the first to focus on the continent’s indigenous culture and history. 39 ¾ x 25”. Few horizontal creases to lower image, closed short tears to margin. Linen backed. B+.

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      • Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). AUSTRALIA [Boomerang] 1957 colour and process lithograph, signed in image upper right, 100 x 63cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Australian National Travel Association, Railway Building, Flinders
        Jun. 13, 2020

        Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). AUSTRALIA [Boomerang] 1957 colour and process lithograph, signed in image upper right, 100 x 63cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Australian National Travel Association, Railway Building, Flinders

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). AUSTRALIA [Boomerang] 1957 colour and process lithograph, signed in image upper right, 100 x 63cm.  Linen-backed.  Text continues “Australian National Travel Association, Railway Building, Flinders Street, Melbourne. 153 Kearny Street, San Francisco, Cal., USA. Litho., McLaren & Co. Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia. No. 115.”    The appropriation of Aboriginal imagery became a characteristic of postwar modernism within Australian art and culture. To achieve a distinctly Australian look, inspiration for travel posters was drawn from the X-ray art style, from rock paintings and from Aboriginal material culture. Aboriginal motifs, such as the boomerang, were often tempered with non-Aboriginal motifs such as swimsuit-clad women or sheep.    

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      • VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australian, 1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO National Park, Victoria, Australia c1939 colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 64cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railwa
        Jun. 13, 2020

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australian, 1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO National Park, Victoria, Australia c1939 colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 64cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railwa

        Est: $1,500 - $1,750

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER Gert SELLHEIM (Estonia, Australian, 1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO National Park, Victoria, Australia c1939 colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 64cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railways Australia. Poster no. 180. Take a Kodak.”      

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      • VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER, Gert SELLHEIM, (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE. Travel By Train, c1930s colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 63cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railways Austr
        Jun. 13, 2020

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER, Gert SELLHEIM, (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE. Travel By Train, c1930s colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 63cm. Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railways Austr

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        VICTORIAN RAILWAYS TRAVEL POSTER, Gert SELLHEIM, (Estonia, Australia, 1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE. Travel By Train, c1930s colour process lithograph, signed in image lower left, 101 x 63cm.  Linen-backed. Text continues “Victorian Railways Australia. Poster no. 165. Take a Kodak.”   Estonian born, Sellheim studied architecture in Berlin, Munich and Gratz before travelling to London in the 1920s. He migrated to Australia arriving in Fremantle in January 1926. After a year of labouring work in rural WA he gained employment as a site architect at the University of Western Australia. In 1930 Sellheim moved to Melbourne where he set up his own architectural practice and began designing and exhibiting posters. His designs were unusual for the times. With bold use of photomontage, drawings and the juxtaposition of hand-lettering and commercial type text they were at the cutting edge of graphic design. In 1939 he was commissioned to decorate the Government tourist Bureau in Melbourne, producing a large scale mural using flat colour and photomontage. This work was awarded the 1939 Sulman Prize. From the 1940s Sellheim created posters for Qantas Empire Airways, including the distinctive flying kangaroo logo. He was also noted for his interest in Aboriginal art and he incorporated Aboriginal-derived motifs frequently in his work.   During WWII Sellheim was classified by Australian authorities as an "enemy alien" and was sent to an internment camp in Victoria in 1943. After intervention from his family he was released to do military work. Ironically he was sent to work on the conversion of metric to imperial measurements of armaments. Sellheim's beach inspired travel posters are important examples of how beach culture archetypes have been adopted by Australian Government departments and agencies to market Australia as a tourist and migrant destination.    

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      • [TRAVEL POSTER] Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) CORROBOREE AUSTRALIA 1935 colour lithograph, signed in image lower left, 100.5 x 62.5cm. Linen-backed. "Australian National Travel Association...F.W. Niven Pty Ltd, Melb."
        Nov. 24, 2019

        [TRAVEL POSTER] Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) CORROBOREE AUSTRALIA 1935 colour lithograph, signed in image lower left, 100.5 x 62.5cm. Linen-backed. "Australian National Travel Association...F.W. Niven Pty Ltd, Melb."

        Est: $5,000 - $7,500

        [TRAVEL POSTER] Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) CORROBOREE AUSTRALIA 1935 colour lithograph, signed in image lower left, 100.5 x 62.5cm.  Linen-backed. “Australian National Travel Association...F.W. Niven Pty Ltd, Melb.” Gert Sellheim was one of the earliest designers commissioned by the Australian National Travel Association (ANTA) to produce designs for Australian travel posters. Established in 1929, ANTA aspired to attract overseas visitors to Australia by displaying artist-designed posters in its London, San Francisco and Bombay offices (directed at the British serving in India)…‘Corroboree Australia’ illustrates the designer Gert Sellheim’s strikingly modernist incorporation, and early reference to the art and culture of Aboriginal Australia as a significant aspect of Australian culture and identity. His most renowned design is Qantas Airlines' distinctive flying kangaroo logo.

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      • Original Vintage 1950s Australia Travel Poster Sellheim
        Nov. 16, 2019

        Original Vintage 1950s Australia Travel Poster Sellheim

        Est: $300 - $500

        Artist: Sellheim, Gert 1901 - 1970. Australia - Waratah. Technique: Offsetca. 1950. Size: 39.7 x 24.8 in. (101 x 63 cm). Printer: McLarens, Melbourne. Condition Details: (A-/B+) small tears, push-pin marks and minor creasing and staining at the edge,. Estimate: $500. Reserve / Starting Price: $300.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. F.W. Niven, Melbourne.
        Oct. 25, 2018

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. F.W. Niven, Melbourne.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm. F.W. Niven, Melbourne. Condition B+: repaired tears and restoration at edges, some into image; restored losses and overpainting in margins; creases in margins and image; repaired pin holes in corners. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then turned to designing posters. Along with Northfield and Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be among the finest Australian poster artists; he brought an element of the European avant-garde to his work, and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Trading Places 29). Here, Sellheim provides a graphic depiction of a Corroboree, an Aboriginal dance ceremony. It is one of the very few posters from the era that focuses on the continent's indigenous culture and history as opposed to its natural splendor. Sellheim is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines.

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      • Australia / Surf Club. 1936.
        Jun. 26, 2018

        Australia / Surf Club. 1936.

        Est: $8,000 - $10,000

        ARTIST: GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) SIZE: 25 x 40 in./63.5 x 101.6 cm PRINTER: Sands & McDougall, Melbourne DESCRIPTION: Gert Sellheim was born in Estonia and studied architecture in Berlin, Munich and Graz before migrating to Australia in 1926, where he spent two years working as a farm laborer before his architectural qualifications were recognized. Moving to Melbourne in 1930 must have supplied him with lithographic inspiration, as he began designing posters the following year. Sellheim designed the famous flying kangaroo symbol for Qantas airlines, as well as the 1948 two-shilling “Aboriginal Art” stamp. (Sports; Art Deco)

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      • Poster by Gert Sellheim - Australia for Sun and Surf
        Dec. 16, 2017

        Poster by Gert Sellheim - Australia for Sun and Surf

        Est: €1,250 - €2,000

        Australia for Sun and Surf - 63,5x102,5, 1931, on linen by Gert Sellheim (1901-1970)

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. F.W. Niven Ltd., Melbourne.
        Aug. 02, 2017

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. F.W. Niven Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $500 - $750

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm. F.W. Niven Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B: repaired tears, restored losses, creases, abrasions and overpainting in margins and image and along horizontal fold.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39x25 inches, 100x64 cm. McLaren & Co., Ltd., Melbourne.
        Aug. 02, 2017

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39x25 inches, 100x64 cm. McLaren & Co., Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39 1/2x25 1/4 inches, 100 1/2x64 cm. McLaren & Co., Ltd., Melbourne. Condition A / A-: minor creases in margins; light foxing in margins and image. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then began designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest artists to design travel posters in Australia in the 1930s. He brings to his work an element of the European avant-garde, and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Trading Places 29). He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas airlines. Poster Art in Australia p. 42.

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      • Australia / Corroboree.
        Jun. 22, 2017

        Australia / Corroboree.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        Artist: GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) Size: 24 3/4 x 39 3/4 in./62.8 x 101 cm F.W. Niven, Melbourne For 40,000 years, Australian aboriginals have danced the Corroboree, a ritual gathering of dance, song and rhythm that invokes the Dreamtime, the sacred reality of the world. Adorning themselves with headdresses, white stripes of body paint, and banging out rhythms on boomerangs or rhythm sticks, it's a deep immersion into the archaic history of the world's oldest people. Gert Sellheim, a German immigrant to Australia after the First World War, found this a natural subject for the Australian Tourist Bureau, influenced as he was by Cubism in his youth. In opposition to his main rival in Australian travel posters, Percy Trompf, Sellheim eschewed descriptive portraits of Australia's landscape and instead tried to represent the character and sensation of the land, as this, one of his most famous posters, attests. (Travel)

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39x24 inches, 100x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.
        Oct. 27, 2016

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39x24 inches, 100x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) CORROBOREE / AUSTRALIA. 1934. 39 1/2x24 3/4 inches, 100 1/4x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and abrasions in margins and image, some affecting text; restored losses, overpainting and skinning in margins; repaired pin holes in corners. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then turned to designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest artists who designed travel posters in Australia in the 1930s. He brings an element of the European avant-garde to his work, and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Trading Places 29). He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 40x25 inches, 101x63 cm. Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.
        Aug. 05, 2015

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 40x25 inches, 101x63 cm. Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 40x25 inches, 101 1/2x63 1/2 cm. Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B / B-: replaced margins; extensive overpainting, repaired tears and restored losses in margins and image; chipping in overpainting. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then began designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest travel poster artists in Australia in the 1930s. He brings an element of the European avant-garde to his work and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Trading Places 29). In 1939, Sellheim won the Sulman Prize for his interior designs in the Victorian Tourism Bureau at the New York World's Fair. He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines. Trading Places 27, Poster Art in Australia p. 37 (and cover), Crouse p. 276, Affiches Art Deco p. 108, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 208.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / "WARATAH." Circa 1930s. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. McLarens, Melbourne.
        Aug. 05, 2015

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / "WARATAH." Circa 1930s. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. McLarens, Melbourne.

        Est: $400 - $600

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA / "WARATAH." Circa 1930s. 39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm. McLarens, Melbourne. Condition B+: minor restored losses at edges; repaired tears in margins, some into image. The New South Wales Waratah, Telopea Speciosissima, the state's flower, is a large, flowering shrub. Australia's unique and exotic natural wonders were often used by poster designers to promote travel.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39x29 inches, 99x74 cm. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.
        Aug. 05, 2015

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39x29 inches, 99x74 cm. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $500 - $750

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39 1/4x29 1/4 inches, 99 1/2x74 cm. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Condition A: slight time-staining in upper right margin. Poster Art in Australia p. 42.

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      • Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA, SURF CLUB lithograph in co
        Jun. 04, 2015

        Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA, SURF CLUB lithograph in co

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA, SURF CLUB lithograph in colours, c.1930, printed by Sands & McDougall Ltd., Melbourne, condition A-; not backed 40 x 25 in. (102 x 64 cm.)

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      • Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) CORROBOREE, AUSTRALIA lithograph in c
        Jun. 04, 2015

        Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) CORROBOREE, AUSTRALIA lithograph in c

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) CORROBOREE, AUSTRALIA lithograph in colours, 1934, printed by F.W. Niven Ltd., Melbourne, condition A-; not backed 40 x 25 in. (102 x 64 cm.)

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      • Australian Travel Poster (Australian National Travel As
        Nov. 22, 2014

        Australian Travel Poster (Australian National Travel As

        Est: $5,000 - $10,000

        Australian Travel Poster (Australian National Travel Association, c.1936). Poster (25" X 40") "Australia Surf Club." Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) came to Australia from Germany in the 1920s as a trained architect. When Sellheim couldn't find work, he took up poster art. The artist's most famous work is his 1947 design of Qantas airlines' flying kangaroo logo. His posters are now among the most collectable in the travel poster field. Sellheim's sunny color palette and simple design are quite befitting of Australia's essence. The poster has managed to age gracefully, showing only small edge tears and light creases. Rolled, Very Fine.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO / TAKE A KODAK. 1939. 39x25 inches, 100x63 cm.
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). MT. BUFFALO / TAKE A KODAK. 1939. 39x25 inches, 100x63 cm.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) MT. BUFFALO / TAKE A KODAK. 1939. 39 1/2x25 inches, 100 1/4x63 1/2 cm. Condition B+: restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired tears and creases in corners and image. Monash 45.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). BY TRAIN FOR SEASIDE HOLIDAYS! 1936. 39x24 inches, 100x61 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). BY TRAIN FOR SEASIDE HOLIDAYS! 1936. 39x24 inches, 100x61 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) BY TRAIN FOR SEASIDE HOLIDAYS! 1936. 39 1/2x24 1/4 inches, 100 1/4x61 1/2 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B+: repaired tears in margins, some affecting image and text; creases, abrasions and restoration in margins. Mounted on paper. Crouse p. 281.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). THE SEASIDE CALLS / GO BY TRAIN / TAKE A "KODAK." Circa 1938. 39x24 inches, 100x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd.,
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). THE SEASIDE CALLS / GO BY TRAIN / TAKE A "KODAK." Circa 1938. 39x24 inches, 100x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd.,

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) THE SEASIDE CALLS / GO BY TRAIN / TAKE A "KODAK." Circa 1938. 39 1/2x24 3/4 inches, 100 1/4x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B+ / B: overpainting and discoloration along repaired tear at bottom edge through central image; repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; minor restored losses at edge; foxing in image. "The essentials of the assigned message . . . [are] expressed with succinct artistry . . . the composition - the breaking blue wave paralleled by the tanned and toned diver - builds anticipation by withholding the moment of entry into the surf from the viewer" (Crouse p. 279). Crouse p. 280.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. Sands & McDougall, Melbourne.
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm. Sands & McDougall, Melbourne.

        Est: $5,000 - $7,500

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA / SURF CLUB. Circa 1936. 39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm. Sands & McDougall, Melbourne. Condition B+: restored loss in upper left corner; foxing and minor discoloration in margins and image. Monash 27, Poster Art in Australia p. 37 (and cover), Crouse p. 276, Affiches Art Deco p. 108, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 208.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). SUNSHINE AND SURF / AUSTRALIA. Circa 1936. 39x24 inches, 100x63 cm. Troedel & Cooper, Pty. Ltd. [Melbourne.]
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). SUNSHINE AND SURF / AUSTRALIA. Circa 1936. 39x24 inches, 100x63 cm. Troedel & Cooper, Pty. Ltd. [Melbourne.]

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) SUNSHINE AND SURF / AUSTRALIA. Circa 1936. 39 1/2x24 3/4 inches, 100 1/4x63 cm. Troedel & Cooper, Pty. Ltd. [Melbourne.] Condition A- / B+: minor repaired tears and restored losses in margins, some slightly into image; repaired pin holes in corners; margins trimmed. Sellheim's "most famous posters . . . were hard-edged, coloured lithographs that revealed his European training and the influence of cubism. They marked a striking contrast to Percy Trompf's and James Northfield's work in the more conventional illustrative tradition. Trompf and Northfield embellished the Australian landscape; Sellheim represented it" (Australian Dictionary of Biography, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sellheim-gert-hugo-emmanuel-11655). Voyage p. 64, Crouse p. 276.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA. 1937. 39x24 inches, 101x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., [Melbourne.
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA. 1937. 39x24 inches, 101x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., [Melbourne.

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) GREAT BARRIER REEF, QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA. 1937. 39 3/4x24 3/4 inches, 101x63 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., [Melbourne.] Condition B+ / B: repaired tears, restored losses, abrasions and overpainting in margins and image. Sellheim "recreates [the extensive and elaborate Great Barrier Reef] for the passerby in manageable terms: a small school of three angelfish, carefully arrangeD on the diagonal; four strands of seaweeds, which divide the poster into five neat segments as they rise to the surface, three pristine tropical islands, each with a sole palm tree; and one bright red underwater plant" (Crouse p. 279). This is the larger format. Monash p. 17, Crouse p. 278.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE / TRAVEL BY TRAIN / TAKE A KODAK. Circa 1935. 39x24 inches, 101x63 cm.
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). VISIT THE SEASIDE / TRAVEL BY TRAIN / TAKE A KODAK. Circa 1935. 39x24 inches, 101x63 cm.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) VISIT THE SEASIDE / TRAVEL BY TRAIN / TAKE A KODAK. Circa 1935. 39 3/4x24 3/4 inches, 101x63 cm. Condition B+: restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired tears and creases in image.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) & PHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). TO THE SEASIDE BY TRAIN / TAKE A KODAK. Circa 1935. 40x25 inches, 101x63 cm.
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) & PHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN). TO THE SEASIDE BY TRAIN / TAKE A KODAK. Circa 1935. 40x25 inches, 101x63 cm.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) & PHELAN (DATES UNKNOWN) TO THE SEASIDE BY TRAIN / TAKE A KODAK. Circa 1935. 40x25 inches, 101 1/2x63 1/2 cm. Condition A-: repaired tears at edges; minor abrasions in margins and image. Monash 60.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / FOR SUN AND SURF. 1931. 40x25 inches, 101x63 cm. Troedel & Cooper Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.
        Oct. 14, 2014

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA / FOR SUN AND SURF. 1931. 40x25 inches, 101x63 cm. Troedel & Cooper Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA / FOR SUN AND SURF. 1931. 40x25 inches, 101 1/2x63 1/2 cm. Troedel & Cooper Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Condition B+: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; repaired tears at edges; foxing in image. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then turned to designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest artists who designed travel posters in Australia in the 1930s. He brings an element of the European avant-garde to his work, and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Monash 29). In 1939, Sellheim won the Sulman Prize for his interior designs in the Victorian Tourism Bureau at the New York World's Fair. He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines. Poster Art in Australia p. 20, Monash p. 16.

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      • Australia. ca. 1936
        Sep. 29, 2014

        Australia. ca. 1936

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Artist: GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) Size: 25 x 39 1/2 in./63.4 x 100.2 cm Litho. McLaren & Co., Melbourne After emigrating to Australia from Germany in 1926, Sellheim gradually moved away from his training as an architect and into the world of graphic design. He was the creator of the famous flying kangaroo emblem of Qantas Airlines, as well as the 1948 two-shilling "Aboriginal Art" stamp. This is one of many images he created to promote tourism to his newfound country, deftly balancing indigenous patterns with Deco structure.

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      • Australia. ca. 1936
        Sep. 21, 2014

        Australia. ca. 1936

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Artist: GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) Size: 25 x 39 1/2 in./63.4 x 100.2 cm Litho. McLaren & Co., Melbourne After emigrating to Australia from Germany in 1926, Sellheim gradually moved away from his training as an architect and into the world of graphic design. He was the creator of the famous flying kangaroo emblem of Qantas Airlines, as well as the 1948 two-shilling "Aboriginal Art" stamp. This is one of many images he created to promote tourism to his newfound country, deftly balancing indigenous patterns with Deco structure.

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). SUNSHINE AND SURF / AUSTRALIA. Circa 1936. 40x25 inches, 101x65 cm. Troedel & Cooper, [Melbourne.]
        Oct. 18, 2013

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). SUNSHINE AND SURF / AUSTRALIA. Circa 1936. 40x25 inches, 101x65 cm. Troedel & Cooper, [Melbourne.]

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) SUNSHINE AND SURF / AUSTRALIA. Circa 1936. 40x25 3/4 inches, 101 1/2x65 1/2 cm. Troedel & Cooper, [Melbourne.] Condition A. Estonian-born Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926. He worked as an architect for two years and then turned to designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest artists who designed travel posters in Australia in the 1930s. He brings an element of the European avant-garde to his work and his posters are "distinguished by their innovative design, in particular the use of montage" (Trading Places 29). In 1939, Sellheim won the Sulman Prize for his interior designs in the Victorian Tourism Bureau at the New York World's Fair. He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines. Voyage p. 64.

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      • Australia. ca. 1936
        Nov. 18, 2012

        Australia. ca. 1936

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Artist: GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) Size: 24 3/4 x 39 5/8 in./62.8 x 100.3 cm Litho. McLaren & Co., Melbourne After emigrating to Australia from Germany in 1926, Sellheim gradually moved away from his training as an architect and into the world of graphic design. He was the creator of the famous flying kangaroo emblem of Qantas Airlines, as well as the 1948 two-shilling “Aboriginal Art” stamp. This is one of many images he created to promote tourism to his newfound country, deftly balancing tribal patterns with Deco structure.

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      • Gert Sellheim (1901-1970)
        Nov. 01, 2012

        Gert Sellheim (1901-1970)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Gert Sellheim (1901-1970) TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY offset lithograph in colours, c.1935, condition A-; backed on linen 39½ x 24½in. (99 x 62cm.)

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      • RARE Original 1950s Australia Travel Poster SELLHEIM
        Apr. 28, 2012

        RARE Original 1950s Australia Travel Poster SELLHEIM

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Sellheim, Gert 1901 - 1970. Australia (Boomerang). Offset 1957. Size 39.3 x 24.8 in. (100 x 63 cm). Printer: McLaren & Co., Melbourne. Condition Details: (A) on linen, minimal margin tears.

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      • Poster by Gert Sellheim - Australia Great Barrier Reef
        Apr. 21, 2012

        Poster by Gert Sellheim - Australia Great Barrier Reef

        Est: €750 - €1,500

        Australia Great Barrier Reef - 31,5x50,5, ca. 1935 by Gert Sellheim (1901-1970)

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). MILDURA / GO NORTH. Circa 1935. 39x24 inches, 100x62 cm. Victorian Railways.
        Nov. 11, 2011

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). MILDURA / GO NORTH. Circa 1935. 39x24 inches, 100x62 cm. Victorian Railways.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) MILDURA / GO NORTH. Circa 1935. 39 1/2x24 1/2 inches, 100 1/2x62 cm. Victorian Railways. Condition B / B+: restoration and creasing at top of image; creases at corners; abrasions in image. Mildura is a city on the Murray River in northwestern Victoria. Sellheim was "exceptional in [his] use of the techniques of photographic collage as well as [his] insistence on an Australian look" (Poster Art in Australia p. 21).

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      • GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39x25 inches, 100x63 cm. McLarens & Co., Melbourne.
        Nov. 11, 2011

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970). AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39x25 inches, 100x63 cm. McLarens & Co., Melbourne.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        GERT SELLHEIM (1901-1970) AUSTRALIA. 1957. 39 1/2x25 inches, 100x63 1/2 cm. McLarens & Co., Melbourne. Condition A / A-: minor restoration at edges. Poster Art in Australia p. 42.

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