Deutscher + Hackett always present us with beautifully curated fine art auctions. Their next sale on 24 April in Melbourne offers a collection of works from the estate of the Lady Casey, and many others with exceptional provenance.
Viewing in person is highly recommended – in Sydney until Sunday 14 April, and in Melbourne from 18 to 23 April.
For his “Dave’s Faves”, David has chosen these 20 works from the 138 lot offering:
Lot 2 – Eugene von Guerard, Distant View Towards Yarra Bend from our little Tower, 1871, est. $150,000-250,000. Start your own museum with this little gem
Lot 4 – Rupert Bunny, Maenads c.1913-21, est. $30,000-50,000. A whole lot of Bunny for your Money!
Lot 5 – Russell Drysdale, Still Life, 1937, est. $40,000-60,000. This gloriously colourful modernist painting by Drysdale ticks all the boxes including the price.
Lot 6 – Grace Cossington-Smith, Still Life with Boronia, 1955, est. $60,000-90,000. One of the finest examples to appear on the market in some time
Lot 14 – Cyril Power, The Tube Station, c.1935. A better Grosvenor School print you are unlikely to see – condition perfect. It would be nice to see it stay in Australia
Lot 15 – James Gleeson, Birth of Aphrodite, c.1956, est. 40,000-60,000. Two extraordinarily appealing 50s Gleeson works let us enter his fabulous world
Lot 17 – Russell Drysdale, Malay Boy, Broome, 1959, est. $300,000-400,000. Engaging, Exotic Extraordinary
Lot 18 – Arthur Boyd, Sleeping Nude,1962, est. $350,000-450,000. Large and powerful work with the best provenance.
Lot 22 – Rosalie Gascoigne, Tesserae 2, 1989, est. $38,000-45,000. Join in with Rosalie’s recycling habit
Lot 29 – Charles Blackman, Sleeping, 1957, est. $45,000-65,000. This simple work by Blackman from 1957 shows the artist at his finest. An absolute steal at the low estimate
Lot 38 – Tom Roberts, Self portrait (aged 30), 1886, est. $80,000-120,000. Add this one to your Von Guerard for the museum. ‘Eat your heart out Archibald lovers’
Lot 67 – Euan MacLeod, Figure in Sea Above Figure on Hill, 2002, est. $8,000-12,000. Low prices at auction cannot possibly continue for this very superior painter
Lot 76 – Fred Williams, Decorated Plate, 1967, est. $8,000-12,000. Didn’t know he did plates!
Lot 84 – Melinda Harper, Untitled, est. $2,000-3,000. LOVE THIS
Lot 92 – Arthur Streeton, Bananas, 1890, est. $10,000-15,000. These will grow on you … all you need is Josephine Baker
Lot 93 – Sydney Long, Pastoral Idyll, c.1908, est. $8,000-12,000. If you are going to buy a Sid Long, buy this one.
Lot 100 – Hans Heysen, Venice, 1902, est. $3,000-5,000. Yes, Hans Heysen was in Venice, too! Gorgeous
Lot 103 – Sydney Long, Pastoral, 1909, est. $4,000-6,000. If you didn’t manage to secure the oil, this watercolour will salve your pain
Lot 126 – Sali Herman, Rabbit, 10590, est. $4,000-6,000. “That rabbit’s not dead, it’s just sleeping.”
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