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        • Michael Zavros (b. 1974)
          May. 23, 2023

          Michael Zavros (b. 1974)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Rush, 2001 oil on board

          Shapiro Auctioneers
        • Michael Zavros (b. 1974)
          May. 23, 2023

          Michael Zavros (b. 1974)

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          Emporio Armani, 2013 oil on canvas, signed l.r.c. 'M.Z, '13'

          Shapiro Auctioneers
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Abs 2019-2020 oil on canvas
          May. 15, 2023

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Abs 2019-2020 oil on canvas

          Est: $40,000 - $50,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Abs 2019-2020 oil on canvas initialled and dated lower right: MZ20 titled and dated on gallery label verso 120 x 160cm PROVENANCE: Commissioned from the artist through Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney (label verso) Private collection, Melbourne OTHER NOTES: Michael Zavros' paintings are painstakingly produced, brushstroke by careful brushstroke, to produce impeccably rendered photo-realist paintings that leave the viewer in awe. Whilst the artist has delved into a variety of mediums, including photography and video work, it is the canvas that he continuously returns to exploring ideas of luxury, commercialisation, and above all, beauty. Across Zavros' nearly three decades long career, his paintings have continued to demonstrate his devotion to realism. In a society filled with digital and photographic imagery, and the immediacy of these mediums and platforms to deliver a commercialised ideal, Zavros' meticulous paintings are a luxury within themselves. "In viewing a painting by Zavros we witness his devotion to his subject. There is evidence of the beauty he feels in his infatuations, as measured in the time, care and technical know-how that he employs in painting his subject so beautifully. In this way, the viewer is not necessarily agreeing to love what the artist loves but, instead, appreciates the beauty felt by the artist, and can share in his emotion without committing to his specific desires." (1) Consistent across many of Zavros' paintings is the presence of beauty. Not only in the enviable skill the artist displays with his brush, but also in his subjects. In Abs, the artist highlights our obsession with self image and the pursuit of the ideal body. Here, the ideal form is stripped back to bare bones - literally. Posing like a fashion model, the skeleton lays itself across the canvas, chin lifted with confidence. The subject remains the sole focus, with the canvas background pure white, untainted by any implications of space or depth. Not one to shy away from a touch of humour, the painting's title Abs is imagined by Zavros through 6 pure white flowers, arranged like the ideal 6-pack. The flowers are a direct reference to the beautiful, but the combination of skeleton and bouquet parallel as a classic memento mori reminding us that underneath it all we are still but human. Michael Zavros remains one of Australia's most celebrated painters, with works in nearly every institutional collection. His paintings are a series of rhythmically applied layers, each rendered with a sharp focus and attention to detail that allow Zavros' exploration of beauty to remain ever present. Olivia Fuller Head of Art (1) Mckay, P., Michael Zavros: Beyond Beauty?, Art Monthly Australia, May 2015, number 279, p.59 Courtesy The Artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Ennui 2019 charcoal on paper
          Mar. 21, 2023

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Ennui 2019 charcoal on paper

          Est: $12,000 - $16,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Ennui 2019 charcoal on paper initialled and dated lower right: MZ 19 121 x 84.5cm (reveal) PROVENANCE: Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane (label verso) Private collection, Melbourne EXHIBITIONS: Michael Zavros, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, 12 November - 7 December 2019, cat. no. 19 (illus. in exhibition catalogue) OTHER NOTES: Reproduced with permission of the artist

          Leonard Joel
        • Michael Zavros
          Feb. 12, 2023

          Michael Zavros

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          Baby Dragon, 2022

          Artvisory
        • Michael Zavros (b. 1974)
          Nov. 22, 2022

          Michael Zavros (b. 1974)

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Tonal Arrangement, 2002 oil on canvas, signed and dated l.r.c. 'MZ, '02'

          Shapiro Auctioneers
        • Michael Zavros (b. 1974)
          Sep. 13, 2022

          Michael Zavros (b. 1974)

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          Tonal Arrangement, 2002 oil on canvas, signed and dated l.r.c. 'MZ, '02'

          Shapiro Auctioneers
        • Michael Zavros (b. 1974)
          Sep. 13, 2022

          Michael Zavros (b. 1974)

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          Boss Suit, 2002 oil on canvas, signed and dated l.r.c. 'MZ, '02'

          Shapiro Auctioneers
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Lavender Landscape (E320) 1997 oil on board
          Jun. 28, 2022

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Lavender Landscape (E320) 1997 oil on board

          Est: $16,000 - $20,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Lavender Landscape (E320) 1997 oil on board signed and inscribed verso: MICHAEL ZAVROS/ 1999 118 x 183cm PROVENANCE: Private collection, Brisbane EXHIBITIONS: Smith and Stonely Gallery, Brisbane 1999 OTHER NOTES: © Courtesy the Artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, WALK, 2001
          May. 17, 2022

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, WALK, 2001

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 WALK, 2001 oil on canvas 139.0 x 191.0 cm PROVENANCE Private collection, Sydney © Michael Zavros This work is located in our Melbourne Gallery

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, WHITE HORSE JUMPING,
          May. 17, 2022

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, WHITE HORSE JUMPING,

          Est: $15,000 - $25,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 WHITE HORSE JUMPING charcoal on paper 65.0 x 100.0 cm 97.0 x 127.0 cm (frame) PROVENANCE Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland (label attached verso) Private collection, Sydney © Michael Zavros This work is located in our Melbourne Gallery

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Pinacoteca Ambrosiana 2003 oil on board
          Nov. 23, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Pinacoteca Ambrosiana 2003 oil on board

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Pinacoteca Ambrosiana 2003 oil on board signed, titled and dated verso: MICHAEL ZAVROS/ PINACOTECA AMBRSIANA [sic]/ 2003 14 x 21cm PROVENANCE: Mori Gallery, Sydney 2003 Private collection, Western Australia OTHER NOTES: © Courtesy the Artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Floating in the Night 2003 oil on board
          Nov. 23, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Floating in the Night 2003 oil on board

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Floating in the Night 2003 oil on board signed, titled and dated verso: Floating in the Night / 2003 / MZ / 03 24 x 16.5cm PROVENANCE: Art Gallery Schubert, Queensland (label verso) Private collection, Western Australia OTHER NOTES: © Courtesy the Artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Mercedes Benz in a Landscape 1999 oil on board
          Nov. 23, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Mercedes Benz in a Landscape 1999 oil on board

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Mercedes Benz in a Landscape 1999 oil on board signed and dated verso: MICHAEL ZAVROS/ 1999 118 x 183cm PROVENANCE: Private collection, Brisbane EXHIBITIONS: Smith and Stonely Gallery, Brisbane 1999 OTHER NOTES: © Courtesy the Artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Nine 2000 oil on board
          Nov. 23, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Nine 2000 oil on board

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Nine 2000 oil on board signed and inscribed verso (concealed): for Tony/ Michael Zavros 15 x 8.5cm PROVENANCE: Gift from the artist Private collection, Melbourne EXHIBITIONS: Primavera 2000: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2000 OTHER NOTES: Courtesy the Artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, HOMEWORK,2014
          Jul. 06, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, HOMEWORK,2014

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 HOMEWORK,2014 giclee print in archival ink on Hahnemühle photo rag 122.0 x 150.0 cm (image) 132.5 x 168.5 cm (sheet) 138.5 x 174.5 cm (frame) edition: 7/8 signed, dated and inscribed with number below image PROVENANCE Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane (label attached verso) Pat Corrigan Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in November 2016 Long term loan, University of Technology, Sydney, July 2017 – July 2021 EXHIBITED Starkwhite Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, 13 –17 August 2014 (another example) GOMA: Contemporary Queensland Art, QAGoMA, Brisbane, 11 July - 11 October 2015 (another example) Magic Mike, Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales, 4 March – 28 May 2017 (another example) RELATED WORK Other examples of this photograph are held in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and Griffith University Art Museum This work is located at our Melbourne Gallery © Michael Zavros

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, White Onagadori by the Sea 2004
          Jun. 30, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, White Onagadori by the Sea 2004

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 White Onagadori by the Sea 2004 oil on board 18.0 x 11.0 cm inscribed lower left: [illeg.]

          Menzies
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Balenciaga 2009 charcoal on paper
          Jun. 28, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Balenciaga 2009 charcoal on paper

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Balenciaga 2009 charcoal on paper initialled and dated lower right: MZ 09 79.5 x 115cm PROVENANCE: The Artist Private collection, Sydney OTHER NOTES: Courtesy the Artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 GQ Recommends 2003 oil on canvas
          Apr. 20, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 GQ Recommends 2003 oil on canvas

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 GQ Recommends 2003 oil on canvas signed and dated 82 x 118 cm PROVENANCE Michael Zavros, Brisbane Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 2003

          Smith & Singer
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Spring / Fall II 2004 oil on canvas
          Apr. 20, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Spring / Fall II 2004 oil on canvas

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Spring / Fall II 2004 oil on canvas signed and dated 'MZ 04' lower right 214 x 167.5 cm PROVENANCE: Michael Zavros, Brisbane Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland (label verso) Corporate Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in 2004 EXHIBITIONS: Michael Zavros: Blue Blood, Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland, October 2004 LITERATURE: Michael Zavros, with contributions by Rhana Devenport, Robert Leonard, Chris Saines and Laurence Simmons, Michael Zavros, Manuscript in association with Philip Bacon Galleries and Starkwhite, Sydney, 2017, pp. 104 (illustrated), 206

          Smith & Singer
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, Lace-ups, 2001
          Mar. 31, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, Lace-ups, 2001

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Lace-ups 2001 oil on canvas 50.0 x 50.0 cm signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ 01

          Menzies
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, STRAWBERRY MINT CONE, 2021
          Feb. 21, 2021

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, STRAWBERRY MINT CONE, 2021

          Est: $25,000 - $30,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS STRAWBERRY MINT CONE, 2021 oil on board 40.5 x 30.5 cm Courtesy Artist This artwork is located at Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Balenciaga 2009
          Nov. 19, 2020

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Balenciaga 2009

          Est: $12,000 - $16,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Balenciaga 2009 charcoal on paper 79.5 x 115.0 cm signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ09

          Menzies
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Prince/Zavros 2013
          Nov. 19, 2020

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Prince/Zavros 2013

          Est: $18,000 - $26,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Prince/Zavros 2013 charcoal on paper 119.0 x 85.0 cm (sheet) signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ13

          Menzies
        • § MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Red/Blue 2001 oil on canvas
          May. 05, 2020

          § MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Red/Blue 2001 oil on canvas

          Est: $20,000 - $25,000

          § MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) Red/Blue 2001 oil on canvas signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ 01 100.5 x 100cm PROVENANCE: With Anthea Polson Art, Queensland OTHER NOTES: The artistic process of Michael Zavros is immaculate. His paintings are carefully and meticulously rendered that they are left with no evidence of a brush. Originally taking inspiration from the pages of GQ magazine and other advertising material, Zavros continues to explore notions of decadence and desire. In Red/Blue 2001 he portrays two males in slick and luxurious suits, perfectly balanced - their poses reminiscent of a high-end photoshoot. Olivia Fuller, Head of Art

          Leonard Joel
        • Michael Zavros (1974 - ) - Hermes Study After Maplethorpe, 1999 63.5 x 55.5cm
          Apr. 26, 2019

          Michael Zavros (1974 - ) - Hermes Study After Maplethorpe, 1999 63.5 x 55.5cm

          Est: $2,500 - $3,500

          Michael Zavros (1974 - ) Hermes Study After Maplethorpe, 1999 charcoal on paper 63.5 x 55.5cm signed and dated lower left

          Lawsons
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, WHITE ONAGADORI, 2007, charcoal on paper
          Jun. 13, 2018

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, WHITE ONAGADORI, 2007, charcoal on paper

          Est: $9,000 - $14,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, WHITE ONAGADORI, 2007, charcoal on paper DIMENSIONS: 89.5 x 84.5 cm PROVENANCE: Johnstone Gallery, Perth Private collection, Sydney EXHIBITED: The Good Son – Michael Zavros Works on Paper, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, 11 July – 23 August 2009 (illus. in exhibition catalogue) ESSAY: Michael Zavros lives and works in Brisbane SELECTED COLLECTIONS Artbank, Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Australian War Memorial, Canberra Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales Griffith University, Brisbane Ipswich Regional Gallery, Queensland Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings, New South Wales National Portrait Gallery, Canberra National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart Tweed Regional Gallery, New South Wales University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane REPRESENTED BY Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Debaser / Marc Jacobs 2010 charcoal on paper 122 x 86 cm
          May. 16, 2018

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Debaser / Marc Jacobs 2010 charcoal on paper 122 x 86 cm

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Debaser / Marc Jacobs 2010 charcoal on paper signed and dated 'M2 10' lower right 122 x 86 cm PROVENANCE Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane (label verso) Private Collection, Sydney Felia Melas Gallery, Sydney Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above LITERATURE Michael Zavros, Michael Zavros, Manuscript in association with Philip Bacon Galleries and Starkwhite, Sydney, 2017, pp. 82, 83 (illustrated), 206

          Smith & Singer
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, DEBASER/BURBERRY, 2007, charcoal on paper
          Sep. 20, 2017

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, DEBASER/BURBERRY, 2007, charcoal on paper

          Est: $16,000 - $20,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, DEBASER/BURBERRY, 2007, charcoal on paper SIGNED: signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ07 DIMENSIONS: 122.0 x 86.0 cm PROVENANCE: GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney Private collection, Brisbane

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, Double Levade 2004
          Aug. 10, 2017

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, Double Levade 2004

          Est: $26,000 - $35,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, Double Levade 2004 MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974, Double Levade 2004 oil on canvas 167.0 x 210.5 cm signed, dated and inscribed on stretcher verso: MICHAEL ZAVROS/ DOUBLE LEVADE/ AUGUST 04 Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland, c2005 (label attached verso) Private collection, New South Wales Thence by descent, private collection, New South Wales

          Menzies
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, WINNING IS EASY, 2009, bronze
          Sep. 13, 2016

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, WINNING IS EASY, 2009, bronze

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, WINNING IS EASY, 2009, bronze SIGNED: signed with initials and numbered on base: MZ / 2/18 DIMENSIONS: 50.0 x 22.0 x 33.5 cm PROVENANCE: GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney Private collection, New South Wales EXHIBITED: GRANTPIRRIE at Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 13 - 17 September 2009 Michael Zavros: Calling in the Fox, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney, 26 November - 19 December 2009, cat. 5 (illus. in exhibition catalogue, another example) Equus, Olsen Irwin, Sydney, 13 April - 1 May 2016 (illus. in exhibition catalogue, another example)

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS - born 1974, REFLECTION (GREEN), 2001, oil on canvas
          May. 04, 2016

          MICHAEL ZAVROS - born 1974, REFLECTION (GREEN), 2001, oil on canvas

          Est: $7,500 - $9,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS - born 1974, REFLECTION (GREEN), 2001, oil on canvas SIGNED: initialled and dated lower right: M/Z 01 bears inscription on label verso: MICHAEL ZAVROS - REFLECTION (GREEN) - [‘] DIMENSIONS: 49.5 - 49.5 cm PROVENANCE: Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland (label attached verso) Agnes Tatay, Queensland Thence by descent Private collection, Queensland

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS - born 1974, LIGHT SUIT, 2002, oil on canvas
          May. 04, 2016

          MICHAEL ZAVROS - born 1974, LIGHT SUIT, 2002, oil on canvas

          Est: $5,500 - $7,500

          MICHAEL ZAVROS - born 1974, LIGHT SUIT, 2002, oil on canvas SIGNED: initialled and dated lower right: M/Z 02 bears inscription on label verso: MICHAEL ZAVROS - LIGHT SUIT - [‘] DIMENSIONS: 40.0 - 50.5 cm PROVENANCE: Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland (label attached verso) Agnes Tatay, Queensland Thence by descent Private collection, Queensland

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, RED/BLUE, oil on canvas
          May. 04, 2016

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, RED/BLUE, oil on canvas

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, RED/BLUE, oil on canvas DIMENSIONS: 100.0 - 100.0 cm PROVENANCE: Private collection, Brisbane Anthea Polson Art, Queensland (label attached verso) Private collection, Melbourne

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, REFLECTION GREEN, 2005, charcoal on paper
          May. 04, 2016

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, REFLECTION GREEN, 2005, charcoal on paper

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS, born 1974, REFLECTION GREEN, 2005, charcoal on paper DIMENSIONS: 65.0 - 102.0 cm PROVENANCE: Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland (label attached verso) Anthea Polson Art, Queensland (label attached verso, cat. R/S 317a) Private collection, Melbourne

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Untitled 2002
          Mar. 23, 2016

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Untitled 2002

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Untitled 2002 oil on canvas 50.0 x 50.0 cm signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ 02

          Menzies
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Untitled 2002
          Mar. 23, 2016

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Untitled 2002

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Untitled 2002 oil on canvas 50.0 x 50.0 cm signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ 02

          Menzies
        • ALBERT TUCKER (1914-1999) Ibis Feeding 1964 oil on board
          Mar. 07, 2016

          ALBERT TUCKER (1914-1999) Ibis Feeding 1964 oil on board

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          ALBERT TUCKER (1914-1999) Ibis Feeding 1964 oil on board signed and dated lower left: Tucker 64 60 x 80cm PROVENANCE: Australian Galleries, Melbourne (label attached verso) Private collection, Sydney

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Exit 1988
          Mar. 26, 2015

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Exit 1988

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Exit 2002 oil on canvas 140.0 x 200.0 cm signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ 02

          Menzies
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974)
          Mar. 24, 2015

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974)

          Est: $5,000 - $8,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974) The Apollo Belvedere oil on canvas PROVENANCE: Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland Private collection, Queensland signed lower right: MZAVROS 152 x 152cm

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Bird
          Sep. 24, 2014

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Bird

          Est: $4,500 - $6,500

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Bird bronze 28.0 x 18.0 x 16.0 cm edition: 4/18 signed with initials and numbered to base edition: 4/18

          Menzies
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974
          Jul. 24, 2014

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Untitled oil on board inscribed with initials and dated verso: MZ04| inscribed with initials and dated verso: MZ04

          Menzies
        • § MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974)
          May. 19, 2014

          § MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974)

          Est: $18,000 - $25,000

          Springfall White 2006 acrylic on canvas initialled and dated lower right: M/ Z 06 150 x 110cm PROVENANCE: Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland Anthea Polson Art, Queensland Private collection, Queensland Menzies, Melbourne 23/09/2010, lot 15

          Leonard Joel
        • § MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974)
          May. 19, 2014

          § MICHAEL ZAVROS (born 1974)

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          Paul Smith Suit 2 2006 oil on canvas initialled and dated lower right: MZ/ 06 80 x 120cm PROVENANCE: Schubert Contemporary (Art Galleries Schubert), Queensland Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney Private collection, Canberra Menzies, Melbourne, 15/12/2010, lot 64

          Leonard Joel
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Brioni Suit 2006 oil on
          Feb. 27, 2014

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Brioni Suit 2006 oil on

          Est: $18,000 - $24,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Brioni Suit 2006 oil on canvas signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ 06 80.5 x 120.5 cm

          Lawson~Menzies
        • Michael Zavros 1974, WHITE ONAGADORI, 2007 charcoal on paper
          Nov. 27, 2013

          Michael Zavros 1974, WHITE ONAGADORI, 2007 charcoal on paper

          Est: $12,000 - $16,000

          Michael Zavros 1974, WHITE ONAGADORI, 2007 charcoal on paper DIMENSIONS: 82.0 x 88.0 cm EXHIBITED: The Good Son - Michael Zavros Works on Paper, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, 11 July - 23 August 2009, (illus. in exhibition catalogue) PROVENANCE: Johnston Gallery, Perth Private collection, Sydney ESSAY: This reflection on the manipulation of genetics appears ... most powerfully in a work such as White onagadori, which depicts the extraordinary bird bred from mutations of long tail Japanese breeds for the sole purpose of achieving a beautiful but hopelessly impractical long train of tail feathers. Technique and subject mirror each other as Zavros' drawing strips away contextual detail, for that is not what lovers of this ornamental bird wish to see, and plays instead with the positive and negative decorative qualities of white on black, the languidly curling lines reminiscent of the decadent Art Nouveau style. Led out only for display, the onagadori exists to give tangible worldly form to the Phoenix, that mythical creature of the imagination. In reality this flightless bird must be confined permanently in a cage to protect the trailing feathers, its chain and its glory.1 1. Rigney, V., The Good Son - Michael Zavros, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, 2009, p. 5

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • Michael Zavros 1974, BLACK SUIT, 2007 oil on canvas
          Nov. 27, 2013

          Michael Zavros 1974, BLACK SUIT, 2007 oil on canvas

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          Michael Zavros 1974, BLACK SUIT, 2007 oil on canvas SIGNED: signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ07 DIMENSIONS: 110.0 x 150.0 cm PROVENANCE: Lorraine Pilgrim, Southport, Queensland Private collection, Perth ESSAY: 'Zavros is an aesthete: he paints beautiful things beautifully. His subject include fairytale palaces, gardens and follies: upmarket men's fashion, luxury cars and jewellery; Lipizzaner dressage horses, Japanese pedigree onagadori chickens and pretty boys. Zavros's subjects seem interchangeable; they are analogous to one another. For instance, his businessmen in bespoke suits and shiny shoes echo his over bred chickens with their extravagant, impractical tails. His subject's quality and classiness is also mirrored in his impeccable, refined, photo-realistic rendering of them. It is often said that Zavros's subject is beauty itself, but it is, more generally, symbols of status. His canon of beauty is aspirational - keyed to notions of privilege, tradition and the faux-aristocratic taste of luxury brands. Zavros's work speaks to a desire for status, and therefore also to our fear of not having it - what television-philosopher Alain de Botton famously called "status anxiety". Consequently, Zavros has become a shibboleth. People either love him or loathe him, admire him or resent him. Those who love him think his work epitomises precisely what art should be (which is what they have or want, like and are); those who loathe him think it is everything art should not be (class, ideology). The strength and clarity of Zavros's project lies precisely in his ability to polarise his audience. By picking subjects that seem prime candidates for deconstruction and critique but not deconstructing or critiquing them, Zavros foregrounds and flaunts his lack of criticality.'1 1. Leonard, R., 'Charm Offensive', Art and Australia, vol. 49, no. 1, Spring, 2011, pp. 100-109

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Spring/Fall #20 2005 oil
          Jun. 27, 2013

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Spring/Fall #20 2005 oil

          Est: $32,000 - $40,000

          MICHAEL ZAVROS born 1974 Spring/Fall #20 2005 oil on canvas signed with initials and dated lower right: MZ 05 210.0 x 167.0 cm

          Menzies
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