Dave’s Faves for Menzies’ March Auction

David has looked closely at the 133 lots on offer at the upcoming Menzies Fine Art Auction on

21 March. The following have made his ‘Dave’s Faves’ this time: 

Lot 2 – Ben Quilty, Boy 2008, est. $5,500-7,500. What’s going on inside your head, Mr Quilty?

Lot 3 – John Coburn, Chromatic Painting 1971, est. $5,000-8,000. The new ‘TARGET’ logo perhaps

Lot 5 – Will Ashton, Paris, est. $3,000-4,000. Ashton sees the light yet again in Paris

Lot 6 – Max Dupain, Beach Watchers, Bondi 1940s, est. $2,000-3,000. Have you added one of these insanely cheap Dupain photos to your collection yet?

Lot 9 – Donald Friend, The Artist’s Chair, est. $14,000-18,000. His oils are rare

Lot 11 – Lucy Culliton, Summer Fruits 2000, est. $10,000-15,000. Good enough to eat

Lot 19 – Bill Henson, Untitled 2005-06, est. $14,000-18,000. Brilliant Bill Bedazzles

Lot 20 – George Baldessin, Trapeze 1965, est. $38,000-48,000. ‘Museum Piece’

Lot 26 – Ray Crooke, Arrival Toberua, est. $35,000-45,000. Bula requires moolah

Lot 27 – Howard Arkley, The Yellow Green  Room, est. $60,000-80,000. Sumptuous

Lot 28 – Garry Shead, Le Petit Déjeuner, est. $50,000-65,000. Parlez-vous Kangaroo?

Lot 40 – Frederick McCubbin, Looking North from Mount Macedon, 1906, est. $500,000-700,000. Total Fire Ban

Lot 45 – Arthur Streeton, Calm Morning, Sirius Cove 1907, est. $100,000-140,000. Smoke on the Water

Lot 45 – John Perceval, The Woodchopper, 1948, est. $100,000-140,000. ‘Gritty Perceval’

Lot 54 – John Perceval, Boy in the Night, 1965, est. $25,000-35,000. ‘Surreal Perceval’

Lot 70 – W.B. McInnes, Sydney Harbour, est. $5,000-7,000. Action packed

Lot 72 – Arthur Streeton, Interior, Olinda 1940, est. $40,000-60,000. Arthur’s intimate world

Lot 93 – David Keeling, Perfect World, 1998, est. $10,000-12,000. Very Pretty

Lot 111 – Euan Macleod, Study for Sculpture (Light on Dark), 2004, est. $2,500-3,500. Nice price

Lot 116 – Arthur Streeton, Liverpool Docks 1905, est. $12,000-16,000. I repeat, Arthur Streeton European watercolours are cheap, cheap, cheap. Yes, Liverpool is in Europe.

Viewing in person is from 14 to 20 March, 11 am to 6 pm, at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington. Online you can view at Menzies. The auction is on Thursday, 21 March, 6.30 pm.

Contact us for due diligence and pre-purchase reports, bidding on the night and management of purchase if you are interested in a particular work.

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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