Dave’s Faves from the Lawson-Menzies Auction

303 lots are on offer at the upcoming Lawson-Menzies Quarterly Fine Art Auction on
15 November at Kensington in Sydney.

David has taken his usual discerning look through the catalogue and online to discover his favourites, and here there are some of them

Lot 1 – Elioth Gruner, Beach Scene, 1938, est. $3,000-5,000. Watercolours by Gruner are ‘extremely rare’
Lot 2 – Will Ashton, Sydney Harbour, est. $3,000-5,000. I know, I love his work and not just because his father James was a Manxman like me
Lot 5 – Fred Leist, Morning, est. $4,000-6,000. Some Things Never Change
Lot 37 – John Olsen, Tree Frog, est. $10,000-15,000. This is where it’s at – classic Olsen
Lot 38 – Brett Whiteley, Lord Howe Island Woodhen 1992, est. $30,000-38,000. Can’t go wrong with this Bird in the Hand
Lot 51 – David Boyd, Judge and Girl 1993, est. $16,000-20,000. This work really has something – judge for yourself
Lot 58 – Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Two Jungala Brothers at Warlakalangu 1999, est. $12,000-16,000. How contemporary is this?
Lot 59 – Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly Series, 1971, suite of 16 screenprints, est. $20,000-30,000. A rare opportunity to acquire the full set
Lot 93 – Eric Thake, Nuns on the Geelong Road, 1969, est. $1,200-1,600. Nuns on the run
Lot 102 – Donald Friend, View from the Toolshed, est. $5,000-8,000. I know I keep going on about these sublime watercolours – QUALITY
Lot 129 – Jason Benjamin, We can take the long way home, est. $3,500-5,000. At this price snap it up
Lot 138 – Dick Roughsey, The Sound of the Rainbow Snake, Mornington Island, est. $2,500-3,500. Where’s the retrospective on this guy – great stuff.
Lot 160 – David Hockney, The Princess in her Tower, 1969, est. $1,000-2,000. Just read a fantastic new biography on Hockney, so maybe I am biased – this is a great image and cheap as chips
Lot 179 and 180 – Bill Henson, both untitled and est. $1,500-2,500. Henson’s early gems – PRICES ARE DOWN
Lot 199 – Tom Gleghorn, Souvenir 1966, est. $4,000-6,000. Time for a bit of recognition for Tom?
Lot 201 – James Alfred Turner, The Gap, South Head, Port Jackson 1897, est. $6,000-9,000. Not usually a fan of his, however this is very good
Lot 206 – Robert Johnson, Morning, Neutral Bay, Sydney, est. $2,000-3,000. His prices are in the doldrums, this picture might help his recovery
Lot 210 – Robert Dickerson, Man in trench coat, est. $ 6,000-9,000. This is the kind of Dickerson you should buy
Lot 211 – John Perceval, Sunset, Queenscliff 1990, est. $1,000-2,000. Sometimes a simple sketch says it all
Lot 222 – Reg Mombassa, The Temptation, est. $1,000-2,000. This guy made fantastic graphic art before it became so popular

Art is not cheap, and mistakes can be expensive. The clever purchase of art is also an art.Let us help guide you to make astute purchases where you do not pay too much.

Take your time and look online through the catalogue at www.lawsonmenzies.com.au

The preview is on from 8 to 15 November at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington, Sydney, 10 am to 5.30 pm.

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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