Dave’s Faves for the Deutscher + Hackett Auction on 18 April 2018

Deutscher + Hackett kick off the 2018 fine art auction season with a finely curated offering of 117 lot on 18 April in Sydney.

They include some sublime Australian impressionist works by husband and wife team Ethel Carrick and Emanuel Phillips Fox, a good number of 20th century sculptures from the greats (Klippel, King, Meadmore) to the young guns (Seton), and photography from Australia’s most famous photograph (Sunbaker) to the most contemporary (Gladwell).

In the indigenous section, there is a very early, rare Papunya Tula work on offer, and in the  D+H “specials” of colonial paintings, an 1846 view of Goulburn by Joseph Backler (lot 58).

We also notice a great selection of works on paper by outstanding Australian artists.

If you are interested in any of the lots, let us know.

We will be happy to assist you with all aspects from pre-purchase due diligence, viewing advice to bidding on the night and after-purchase management.

Phone us on 02 9977 7764 or email info@bhfineart.com for more information.

You can view all artworks in both Melbourne and Sydney:

in Melbourne, 5 to 8 April, 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra

in Sydney, from 12 to 18 April, 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington.

and anytime online at Deutscher + Hackett.

The auction is held on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 7 pm, at the National Art School, Cell Block Theatre, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst.

And David’s favourites are:

Ben Quilty Torana

Lot 1 – Ben Quilty, Torana, 2002, estimate $12,000-16,000. Quilty’s Game Changer

Kenneth MacQueen

Lot 5 – Kenneth MacQueen, Bringing in the Cows, c1928, est. $10,000-15,000. MacQueen’s Land

Lot 6 Max Dupain

Lot 6 – Max Dupain, Sunbaker, 1937, est. $40,000-60,000. Australia’s most famous photograph

Lot 9 Roy de Maistre

Lot 9 – Roy de Maistre, St. Jean de Luz, c.1925, est. $40,000-60,000. Colour me good

Lot 10 Clarice Beckett

Lot 10 – Clarice Beckett, Chestnut Avenue, Ballarat Gardens, c.1927, est. $30,000-40,000. Tell me I’m dreamin’

Lot 15 Charles Blackman

Lot 15 – Charles Blackman, The Sisters, 1953, est. $70,000-90,000. That old Blackman magic

Lot 19 Brett Whiteley

Lot 19 – Brett Whiteley, L’île de la cité, 1989, est. $25,000-35,000. Taking ink to the brink

Lot 21 John Olsen

Lot 21 – John Olsen, The Bridge, est. $45,000-65,000. Yes, Jump

Lot 26 William Robinson

Lot 26 – William Robinson, Wattle Trees with Approaching Storm, 2003, est. $200,000-250,000. Bill’s Wattle Trees are Gold

Lot 28 Ethel Carrick Fox

Lot 28 – Ethel Carrick Fox, On the Sands, c1913, est. $150,000-200,000. Not exactly Baywatch

Lot 29 Ethel Carrick Fox

Lot 29 – Ethel Carrick Fox, Sur la Plage, 1910, est. $200,000-250,000. Slip, slop, slap

Lot 44 Alex Seton

Lot 44 – Alex Seton, That explains the Dead Birds, 2006, est. $20,000-30,000. Please do not sit on Seton’s seat

Lot 47 Dale Frank

Lot 47 – Dale Frank, Sulphur Creek Penguin, 2000-05, est. $25,000-35,000. Spot the Penguin, win a Prize

Lot 51 Anatjari Tjakamarra

Lot 51 – Anatjari Tjakamarra, Men’s Ceremony, 1972, est. $60,000-80,000. Priceless Papunya

Lot 52 Emily Kngwarreye

Lot 52 – Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Awelye, 1995, est. $60,000-80,000. Damien Hirst did not paint this!

Lot 76 Lloyd Rees

Lot 76 – Lloyd Rees, The Village of North Ryde, 1947-69, est. $25,000-35,000. Ride in Ryde

Lot 96 Ethel Spowers

Lot 96 – Ethel Spowers, Up the Pine Tree, 1927, est. $8,000-12,000. What a Tree-t

Lot 97 Nora Heysen

Lot 97 – Nora Heysen, Spring Bunch, 1947, est. $16,000-20,000. Surreal, simple, sublime

Lot 98 – Albert Namatjira, Mount Sonder viewed from Glen Helen, Northern Territory, c1945, est. $15,000-20,000. Ponder Mount Sonder

Lot 100 – Danila Vassilieff, Girl and boy watching me paint, 1949, est. $8,000-12,000. No, no, paint me please Mr Vassilieff?

Lot 112 Sidney Nolan

Lot 112 – Sidney Nolan, Bird over Tin Mine, North Queensland, 1949, est. $6,000-9,000. Glass with Class

Lot 114 Arthur Streeton

Lot 114 – Arthur Streeton, Windy Day, Sussex, est. $5,000-7,000. The cheapest Streeton you will ever find

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Brigitte Banziger

Hello, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We offer comprehensive art valuation and art brokerage services (selling and buying art on behalf of clients). Our art services cover everything from valuations, art care and restoration, to general advice such as helping define the goals for your art purchase and work out the best strategy on how to achieve those goals, including where, how and and when to buy.

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