At Home With Your Collection

Welcome to our new series – At Home With Your Collection – where collectors currently in isolation present the artists in their collections, and we let you know how you can support them.


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John Young

Here’s artist John Young at home with some collected works from the collection of John Young and Kate Mizrahi.

JY portrait in front of a series of 1976 etchings According to Des Esseintes – a collaboration between George Baldessin and Imants Tillers. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.

Young is represented by Olsen Gallery in Sydney and Arc One in Melbourne. Baldessin is represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.

“The Shaman of Art” – Joseph Beuys photograph by Buby Durini, 1972. “Invited by the spouses Lucrezia De Domizio and Buby Dorini, Joseph Beuys arrived in Bolognano (Pescara) in 1972,” says John.

“Here, he carried out a series of artistic activities, including the foundation for the institute for the Rebirth of Agriculture (1967), the creation of the Paradise Plantation with the planting of 7000 plants for the restoration of biodiversity (1982), and the work Olivestone (1984).”

A 1959 work by Tony Tuckson hangs above the fireplace.

By the window is Imants Tillers’ Stuttering God, 1990. Tillers is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 in Sydney and Arc One in Melbourne.

A unique fabric assemblage with screen-printing by Robert Rauschenberg titled Samarkand Stitches III 1988, in the hallway.

Left to right: Three 1993 New Zealand Seascapes by Laurence Aberhart (represented by Gow Langsford); Square Word Calligraphy: Art for the People, by Xu Bing, 2000; Finder’s Street Study by Pei Pei He, 2018; Emma (Nude on a Staircase), a signed reproduction on card by Gerhard Richter c.1966; and the lithograph  Female Torso by Andre Derain, 1945.

Godfrey Miller’s Harmony c.1950 and Nonggirrnga Marawilli’s Pink Lightening, 2019, are propped together on the mantel.