Deutscher + Hackett present a wonderful selection of 80 superb lots in their fine art auction on 21 April in Melbourne. In the international section, you’ll find international greats like Italian Lucio Fontana, British Indian Anish Kapoor and American Alex Katz, whose works have hardly ever appeared in the Australian auction room.
In the Australian offering, it is an iconic Arthur Streeton Venice scene that will command the most attention: a grand view of the Grand Canal, in the massive scale of 92 x 168.5 cm, created in the artist’s honeymoon year of 1908 and exhibited recently in pride of place in the Streeton show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Expectations are $1.5 million to $2 million.
Other star lots would be the three Jeffrey Smarts at three different price points, a superb choice of John Olsen mixed media and paintings, two Cressida Campbell woodblock prints and atmospheric works by Clarice Beckett who is having her “Present Moment” exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Go and see the preview in person if you can:
in Sydney from 8 to 11 April at the D+H premises in 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington
in Melbourne from 15 to 20 April at the D+H premises in 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra
The auction is held on Wednesday, 21 April, in South Yarra.