Bonhams offer 68 lots in their 6 June 2017 Sydney auction, mixing the very traditional of Aboriginal artefacts with the Australian modern greats like Roy de Maistre, Charles Blackman and Sidney Nolan and the very contemporary sculpture of Clement Meadmore.
You can view all offerings in Sydney at the NCJWA Hall at 111 Queen Street, Woollahra, from Friday, 2 June to Monday, 5 June, and also online at the Bonhams website.
The auction is held at the NCJWA Hall on 6 June, starting at 6.30 pm.
If you would like independent and unbiased advice on any lots, please contact us by phone 02 9977 7764 or email [email protected] As always, we would be delighted to assist you so you can make a fully informed decision prior to on any art purchase.
And here are Dave’s Faves for your enjoyment:
Lot 3 – Albert Namatjira, Ghost Gum, c. 1943, est. $20,000-30,00. Think I’ll become a tree hugger
Lot 9, Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1966, est. $120,000-180,000. Stands and Delivers
Lot 10 – Jeffrey Smart, St John’s Church, London, c1948-50, est. $5,000-8,000. A modest Smart for a modest price
Lot 15 – Emily Kame Kngwarreye, My Country, 1993, est. $150,000-250,000. Elton’s Emily
Lot 19 – Sidney Nolan, Ely Cathedral, 1950, est. $3,000-5,000. Glass with class
Lot 20 – Charles Blackman, Illusion of Children, c1966, est. $80,000-120,000. I’m enchanted
Lot 22 – Clement Meadmore, Start Up, 1999, est. $12,000-18,000. We all need more Meadmore
Lot 30 – Sydney Long, Evening Glow, Georges River, c1940, est. $9,000-12,000. Splendor in the Grass
Lot 35 – Arthur Boyd, Mordialloc Creek, c1938, est. $12,000-18,000. Arthur goes abstract
Lot 37 – Brett Whiteley, Hummingbird and Frangipani, 1986, est. $280,000-350,000. Your very own bird in the hand
Lot 39 – Sally Gabori, King Alfred’s Country – Makakirr, 2007, est. $8,000-12,000. Gabori always tells us a colourful story
Lot 43 – Christo, The wrapped vestibule, project for the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney 1990, est. $1,000-2,000. Support your AGNSW
Lot 48 – Roy de Maistre, Magnolia, 1928, est. $80,000-120,000. You say de Maistre and I say the Master