Dave’s Faves for the Sotheby’s auction 16 August 2017

The 97 lots in Sotheby’s winter auction on 16 August present a beautiful bouquet of some of Australia’s most revered artists.

The front and back cover alone are enough to make you swoon: you are greeted by Arthur Boyd’s “Moby Dick Hill” from 1949 (lot 9), and farewelled by Russell Drysdale’s “Boy with a Lizard”, 1966 (lot 7).

Not surprisingly, both made it into “Dave’s Faves”, and for everything in between, have a closer look at David’s selection.

If you have the opportunity, best view the paintings yourself in Melbourne from 2 to 6 August, at 41 Exhibition Street.

In Sydney, the viewing is held from 10 August to 16 August at 30 & 34 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The auction takes place on Wednesday, 16 August, 6.30 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

You can also visit the Sotheby’s website to see all lots.

We will be attending the viewing and the auction on the night, and are available to assist you with independent due diligence and advice.

And Dave’s Faves are:

Lot 2, Grace Cossington Smith, Tree Over Water, 1943, estimate $25,000-35,000. Grace-ful

Lot 4, William Dobell, The Fortune Teller, 1935, est. $60,000-80,000. Pearly Kings and Queens

Lot 7, Russell Drysdale, Boy with a Lizard (1966), est. $400,000-600,000. Drys-a-bone

Lot 8, Jeffrey Smart, The Mail Exchange, Rushcutters Bay (1989-1992), est. $300,000-350,000. Exchange with Male

Lot 9, Arthur Boyd, Moby Dick Hill, 1949, est. $1,000,000-1,200,000. Something to crow about!

Lot 16, Elioth Gruner, Silver Sands (Bondi), 1918, est. $120,000-140,000. A Peach of a Beach

Lot 17, E. Phillips Fox, Monastery, San Lazzaro, 1917, est. $300,000-400,000. Monastery Magic

Lot 25, Fred Williams, Mernda, 1972, est. $200,000-250,000. Sunny Side Up

Lot 37, Charles Blackman, Suite 1961, est. $250,000-300,000. Sweet Suite.

Lot 48, Ray Crooke, Shepparton, 1958, est. $16,000-20,000. Tree-Time

Lot 51, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, est. $50,000-60,000. Tic Tac Tucker

Lot 54, Criss Canning, Pink Poppy, 2002, est. $8,000-12,000. Can the Can

Lot 60, Roland Wakelin, Sawmill at Kempsey 1932, est. $6,000-9,000. Modern Master

Lot 61, Rick Amor, Silent World, 2003, est. $30,000-40,000. Ssshhh

Lot 63, Brett Whiteley, Silver Eye, 1988, est. $6,000-8,000. Estate of the artist

Lot 76, William Dobell, Wangi Landscape, est. $20,000-30,000. Maybe you can wing a Wangi

Sotheby's Australia 16 August Auction in Sydney
Starts: 08/16/2017 06:30 pm
Ends: 08/16/2017
Duration: 2 hours:
Intercontinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW
AU

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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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