Dave’s Faves from the Sotheby’s Auction on 8th May in Sydney

Streeton_Winter_Landscape

You may have read it in the news:

Deutscher+Hackett achieved an exceptional result for Arthur Streeton’s ‘Settlers Camp’, selling for a record $2.52 million on Wednesday evening …

Well, there is now an uplifting anticipation in the air for several works in Sotheby’s offering on Tuesday 8th May.

Even though there are only 80 lots in this auction, it offers 20 works that David really likes very much.

Lot 15: Arthur Streeton, Winter Landscape

Dave’s Faves from the Top are:

Lot 6 – John Perceval, Ship’s Graveyard, 1956, est. $250,000-350,000. Superb reminder of why John Perceval is so highly regarded
Lot 9 – Russell Drysdale, Boy on a log, 1953, $400,000-600,000. Drysdale delights
Lot 10 – Penleigh Boyd, Manly 1922. $20,000-30,000. Manly Magic
Lot 12 – Frederick McCubbin, Whisperings in Wattle Boughs, 1886. $1 million – 1.2 million. ‘Everything stops for tea’
Lot 13 – Thomas Bock (attributed), William & Margaret Roberts and their family, 1847, $120,000-180,000. A fascinating insight into our colonial past
Lot 14 – Conrad Martens, Sydney from the South Head Road, Near the Lighthouse, 1849, $20,000-30,000. Sunny Sydney minus the real estate
Lot 15 – Arthur Streeton, Winter landscape, 1899, $30,000-40,000. A cracker of a picture this one – frame rather overwhelming
Lot 16 – Clarice Beckett, Running with the wind, 1928, $25,000-35,000. Beautiful title – beautiful painting
Lot 21 – William Robinson, Birkdale Farm 1980, $120,000-160,000. Bill’s Best at Birkdale
Lot 27 – Donald Friend, Abstraction, 1943, $15,000-20,000. Cubism for Connoisseurs
Lot 29 – Arthur Boyd, Shoalhaven Riverbend with Blue Heron, 1979, $ 50,000-60,000. Fine, Finer, Finest
Lot 32 – Arthur Boyd, Lovers by a Creek, 1960. $800,000-1 million. A masterpiece of dynamic quality, beauty and visual impact. Deserves the highest praise and highest price this one
Lot 33 – Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, from Sassafrass, 1921, est. $80,000-100,000. An absolute snip after Deutscher + Hackett’s results for Streeton
Lot 37 – Albert Tucker, Hunter 1967, $10,000-15,000. First green picture I have seen that works – worth $30,000.
Lot 45 – William Robinson, Lifting Fog, 1997, $80,000-100,000. It’s Bill again – magnificent again
Lot 74 – Ethel Spowers, The Works, Yallourn 1933, $8,000-12,000. Pretty as a picture
Lot 75 – Ethel Spowers, The Lonely Farm, 1933, $8,000-12,000. Ditto
Lot 76 – Sybil Andrews, Bathers, 1930, $8,000-12,000. High tide = high price
Lot 78 – Helen Frankenthaler, Madam Butterfly, 2000, $15,000-20,000. Don’t let this one flutter by
Lot 79 – Lucian Freud, Blond Girl, $90,000-120,000. We love you Lucian.

We highly recommend personal viewing, at Sotheby’s premises at 118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra, Friday – Monday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Tuesday 8 May, from 10 am – 3 pm.

To view online, visit at http://www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/auctions_catalogues.php?auction=402

The auction is on Tuesday, 8 May, 6.30 pm at 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay.

Like to know more about a particular work or would like us to research pre-purchase and bid for you on the night? Please let us know as soon as possible – phone 02 9977 7764 or email us.

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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