Menzies are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2018 with some extraordinary offerings from both private and company collections. The auction with 142 lots will be held on 26 April in Melbourne.
There are impressionist gems from the Sir George Tallis collection (tip: watch the video-blog), works from the ExxonMobil collection (check out the massive Inge King sculpture lot 9) and a lovely selection of paintings and sculptures by John Kelly from a contemporary estate collection, among many others.
You can view all works online on the Menzies website, but if you can, go and view the paintings and sculptures in person. You can have a close-up look in:
Sydney from 12 to 15 April, at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington
Melbourne from 19 to 25 April at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.
We will be attending the auction on 26 April in Melbourne and can advise you on any works that you may be interested in, with due diligence before the auction, bidding and assistance after the sale.
Get in touch with us on phone 02 9977 7764 and by email email@example.com. We would be delighted to help you build your collection or assist you with your first purchase at auction.
Dave’s Faves for the Menzies 20th anniversary auction are:
Lot 1 – Rupert Bunny, Mother and Child on the Beach, est. $10,000-15,000. Delightful
Lot 2 – Elioth Gruner, On the Sands, est. $200,000-300,000. I feel a record price for a Gruner coming on
Lot 3 – Penleigh Boyd, The Jetty, est. $30,000-40,000. Penleigh’s Paradise
Lot 6 – Lloyd Rees, Illawarra Pastoral, est. $250,000-350,000. Lloyd’s singular vision
Lot 11 – Noel McKenna, Sooty Owl, est. $8,000-12,000. McKenna with Fries
Lot 18 – Norman Lindsay, The Veil (Rita), est. $45,000-65,000. Lindsay Love
Lot 23 – John Olsen, Sweeping St. Mark’s Square, Venice, est. $80,000-100,000. A time to be swept up
Lot 25 – Brett Whiteley, Walk at Ubud, est. $120,000-160,000. I’m walking on sunshine
Lot 29 – Charles Blackman, Skipping Girl, est. $200,000-300,000. Little Audrey skips into the history books
Lot 30 – Russell Drysdale, Evening on Stony Plains, est. $800,000-1,000,000. Drysdale doesn’t get much better than this
Lot 36 – Rick Amor, Tramstop, est. $60,000-80,000. Don’t stop
Lot 38 – Brett Whiteley, Preliminary Drawing for Magnolia with Money (Painting to have Real Roll of Money), est. $60,000-80,000. The best things in life are free…but I want “Magnolia with Money”
Lot 41 – Tim Storrier, Horizon 2, est. $30,000-40,000. The thin red line
Lot 44 – John Kelly, The Town Council, est. $8,000-12,000. Roo Beaut!
Lot 50 – Rick Amor, The Dog, est. $4,000-6,000. Lap it up
Lot 54 – Arthur Streeton, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, est. $18,000-24,000. What Streeton did on his honeymoon
Lot 69 – Margaret Olley, The Clock, est. $18,000-24,000. Is it time to buy that Olley you have always wanted?
Lot 95 – Nicholas Harding, In the Swell (Swim-ring Girl), est. $6,000-8,000. Time to make a splash
Lot 106 – Robert Dickerson, The Sisters, est. $15,000-20,000. Let’s get serious
Lot 112 – James R. Jackson, Evening – Clontarf, Middle Harbour, est. $4,000-6,000. Jackson Five (boats that is)