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.
|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.
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.