Dave’s Faves from Sotheby’s

The first of the winter auctions is upon us – Sotheby’s in Melbourne on 14 August. David has chosen his favourite 10 of the tightly curated 66 lots on offer.

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Lot 37, Adrian Feint Lot 10, Margaret Olley

Lot 2 – S.T. Gill, Cobb & Co Booking Office with Beechworth Coach and the Albion Hotel 1865, estimate $70,000-90,000. The ‘Good Old Days’

Lot 10 – Margaret Olley, Yellow Tablecloth with Cornflowers, 1995, est. $50,000-70,000. Resting peacefully

Lot 12 – Lloyd Rees, Landscape, 1974, est. $28,000-38,000. Colourful Times the 1970s!

Lot 19 – Arthur Boyd, Bride Running Away, 1957, est. $1.4.-1.6 million. Can you blame her?

Lot 23 – Brett Whiteley, Untitled Cream Painting, 1962, est. $80,000-100,000. These early abstracts still highly undervalued.

Lot 37 – Adrian Feint, Red Hibiscus and Jasmine, 1951, est. $10,000-15,000. Feint at his surrealist best

Lot 41 – Tom Roberts, The South Wind, 1924, est. $20,000-30,000. Landscape magic from a master

Lot 42 – Haughton Forrest, Mount Olympus and Mount Marion, Tasmania, est. $30,000-50,000. No Olympians here.

Lot 43 – Conrad Martens, View of Sydney Harbour with Cockatoo Island, 1853, est. $10,000-15,000. Off to the Biennale?

Lot 51 – Fred Williams, Acrobats (1955), est. $180,000-220,000. Brilliance

Viewing in Sydney is at 118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra, from 2 to 5 August, 10 am to 5 pm. In Melbourne, it’s on from 9 to 13 August, 10 am to 5 pm, at 926 High Street, Armadale.

The online catalogue is available at Sotheby’s Australia.

Of course we are always happy to talk about any lots that catch your eye; just give David a call on 0466 313 095.

The Melbourne Art Fair is on this week from 1 to 5 August. If you are there, a visit to the splendid Royal Exhibition building is highly recommended to view great Australian contemporary art. We are looking forward to it.

Dave’s Raves

Some interesting news reports this week: the story of the $ 5.2 million picture sale even made the ‘Sudan Independent’, although we are not quite sure what they will make of it. You can read the Sun-Herald story here.

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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