Dave’s Faves at Leonard Joel this Sunday

With the title ‘The Sunday Fine Art Auction’, it sounds like the perfect thing to do on a relaxing Sunday afternoon after a read of the Sunday papers and a delightful brekkie in your favourite Melbourne café.

Reddington

If (like me) you won’t be in Melbourne on Sunday 16th October, we might have to get on the phone to bid at Joels.

Lot 190, Charles Reddington

There are some generous and exciting offerings in this sale of 247 lots. I have picked out my top 20 of the bunch. Let me know if there is anything that interests you from any of these lots – happy to help.

Lot 1 – Eveline Syme, Moorings, est. $ 6,000 – 8,000. Idyll
Lot 21 – Ernest Buckmaster, Floral arrangement, 1933, est. $ 3,000 – 5,000. His usual perfection
Lot 41 – Ivor Hele, The Circus, est. $ 20,000 – $ 30,000. What once seemed old is new again
Lot 47 – Judy Drew, The orange Kimono, est. 2,500 – 3,500. Rather sublime – this one
Lot 48 – James Cant, The Factory, 1946, est. $ 1,800 – 2,500. Very moody – like this one, early Smart, late Amor?
Lot 52 – Knut Bull, 1857, est. $ 20,000 – $ 30,000. One for history buffs
Lot 76 – David Boyd, est. $ 6,000 – $ 8,000. Nice and early, nice and cheap
Lot 81 – John Olsen, Platypus, est. $ 15,000 – 20,000. Dive in for this one

Blackman_Cat

Lot 101 – Charles Blackman, Blue Cat, est. 1,500 – 2,500.
Don’t let this cool cat get away!

Lot 110 – Margaret Olley, est. $ 20,000 – 25,000. Daisies in 3D
Lot 111 – W. B. McInnes, Farm buildings Heidelberg, est. $ 2,500 – 3,500. Yes, it’s Heidelberg, not school – but a lovely picture nonetheless and for a Pro Hart price.
Lot 131 – Glen Preece, Café e Cucina, est. $ 2,000 – 3,000. Brassai meets Modigliani
Lot 141 – Joe Furlonger, Christ figure from Kingaroy, est. $ 3,000 – 5,000. For a bit of presence
Lot 190 – Charles Reddington, Shelly’s Cove, 111 x 147 cm, est. 600 – 800. That’s a lot of good painting for 600 bucks
Lot 200 – Brett Whiteley, Poem for a lover, est, $ 8,000 – 10,000. Very colourful – I could live with this for a long time
Lot 209 – Norbertine von Bresslern Roth, Great Parrots, est. $ 2,000 – 3,000. Yes, I agree, they are great parrots
Lot 213 – After John Heaviside Clark, Field Sport of the Native Inhabitants of New South Wales, published 1813, est. $ 3,000 – 5,000. Wonderful strong colourful images
Lot 215 – Florence Broadhurst, Wallpaper designs, est. $ 800 – 1,200. Must haves for interior designers
Lot 217 – Bill Henson, Untitled 1985-86, est. $ 2,000 – 3,000. Australia’s greatest photographer
Lot 233 – Fred Williams, Olinda landscape, est. $ 5,000 – 7,000. This work is seriously undervalued

See the catalogue online, or view in person at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra, from Wednesday, 12 October.


Written by

David Hulme

David Hulme is an approved valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program and a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia. David Hulme is also managing director at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, which is a highly respected art consultancy in Australia and has been in operation for over ten years. David also regularly comments on the Australian and international art market on national radio and in numerous local and national newspapers.

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