First Dave’s Faves for 2013: Lawson-Menzies

Welcome to the New Year and our first auction preview for 2013 – Lawson-Menzies Quarterly Fine Art Auction on 13 February 2013.

David offers specialist impartial advice to a growing number of astute art collectors, acting as an art advisor and confidant. He says: ‘I enjoy saving art collectors from making hideous mistakes in the purchase of fine art. Sound advice and due diligence always pay big dividends.

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Lot 28, Anna Eggert Lot 128, Donald Friend Lot 170, Norman Lindsay

So here is our pick of the this time 287 lots on offer (commonly referred to as DAVE’S FAVES):-

Lot 9 – Thea Proctor, Souvenirs (The Yellow Glove), c.1927, estimate $8,000-10,000. A sister woodcut ‘The Rose’ sold in November 2012 for the second highest recorded price of $22,800 incl. b.p. Watch this space.
Lot 18 – James R. Jackson. Towards Manly from North Harbour, Sydney, est. $3,000-5,000. Jimmy Jackson’s love of Manly shows
Lot 24 – Sydney Long, Narrabeen, est. $3,000-5,000. As Sid Long’s heart belonged to Narrabeen
Lot 28 – Anna Eggert, Caroline, est. $10,000-15,000. Dressed for success
Lot 30 – Salvador Dali, Femme en Flammes, est. $20,000-25,000. Don’t Dilly-Dally with this one!
Lot 32 – Arthur Streeton, Southampton 1900, est. $15,000-20,000. Streeton’s early European watercolours continue to appear at auction, continually undervalued I might add.
Lot 46 – Rick Amor, Fire across the Bay, est. $45,000-55,000. Think Eugene von Guerard’s Bushfire between Mount Elephant and Timboon 1859.
Lot 60 – Yvonne Audette, Birds caught in a Storm, 1987, est. $12,000-16,000. Audacious Audette
Lot 63 – William Robinson, Self Portrait with Horse, est. $14,000-18,000. Bill helps the craze for glaze
Lot 79 – John Perceval, The Reaper, est. $7,000-10,000. Vincent was here!
Lot 82 – Pro Hart, Preparing a Shaft 1970, est. $7,000-10,000. Pro at his best in 1970.
Lot 83 – Craig Waddell, On the Road to Flemington, 2004, est. $2,500-3,500. Keep on truckin’
Lot 98 – Roderick Bunter, MEG 124 (Rockin’ the Suburbs), est. $3,000-5,000. “I’ll have what she’s having!”
Lot 120 – Bill Henson, Untitled 1997-98, est. $9,000-12,000. Masterful.
Lot 128 – Donald Friend, Omu as Harlequin 1953, est. $7,500-9,500. An early gem – ‘top drawer’
Lot 152 – Jon Eiseman, No Fixed Address, est. $4,000-6,000. “Man in a Suitcase’ (google it and you’ll get it)
Lot 170 – Norman Lindsay, Toilet 1932, est. $ 2,000-3,000. ‘Slave to love’
Lot 173 – Ellis Rowan, Still Life, est. $1,500-2,500. Flower Power
Lot 201 – Wendy Sharpe, Self Portrait with Models Drinking Tea 2003, est. $5,000-7,000. Move over Beryl Cook
Lot 226 – Ric Elliot, Under the Moreton Bay, est. $1,000-2,000. Fig off
The preview is open to everyone from 7 to 13 February, 10 am to 5.30 pm, at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington, and online www.lawsonmenzies.com.au. The auction is on 13 February, 6.30 pm.

If you are interested, ask us about any lots for feedback and bidding on the night.

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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