In their fine art auction on 20 April in Sydney, Smith and Singer offer just 61 lots. However, there are some serious big hitters in the sale, and foremost among them is without a doubt lot 26, Frederick McCubbin’s “What the Little Girl Saw in the Bush” from 1904. It commands not only eight pages in the auction catalogue, but is also presented in its own separate brochure. Considered one of McCubbin’s masterpieces, it comes with a distinguished provenance and extensive exhibition history and expectations of $1,200,000 to $1,600,000.
While the first seven lots are taken up by five eminent female Australian artists, the sale ends with two iconic prints by world famous artist Andy Warhol. In between, Smith & Singer offer a wide range of works encompassing the history of Australian art – everything from a goldfield impression by S.T. Gill to a sharp take on contemporary life by Michael Zavros.
You can view the artworks in Sydney from 14 to 20 April at 30 Queen Street in Woollahra.
The auction is held on Tuesday, 20 April, 6.3 pm, at the NCJWA, 111 Queen Street.