Bonhams’ auction of Important Australian art on Monday, 25 November in Sydney features both non-aboriginal and aboriginal art and artefacts, providing an offering ranging from the very contemporary to the very traditional, all in just 118 lots.
Let us know if you are interested in any of the works and would like due diligence and pre-purchase reports – happy to assist you.
Not Dave’s Faves, but Brigitte’s Best from Bonhams presents the favourites:
Lot 2 – Ethel Spowers, Children’s Hoops, 1936, est. $20,000-30,000. Playful, joyful, delightful
Lot 9 – Herbert Badham, On the Roof, 1928, est. $100,000-150,000. Women on top of the world
Lot 14 – Albert Namatjira, Indoona, c.1939, est. $25,000-35,000. One of only three profile portraits by the artist, a must-have for the Namatjira collector
Lot 26 – Charles Blackman, The Dancer, c.1965, est. $60,000-90,000. A penny for her thoughts
Lot 32 – Luke Cornish, Father Bob Maguire, 2012, est. $20,000-30,000. ‘In Bob we trust’ at the movies now.
Lot 33 – Trevor Nickolls, Family in Blue Holden, 1998, est. $15,000-25,000. First cars are like first loves – you never forget them
Lot 42 – Emily Kam Kngawarray, Untitled, 1993, est. $30,000-50,000. Excellent painting with excellent provenance
Lot 44 – Ben Quilty, Red XB II, 2006, est. $30,000-50,000. Toranas or Falcons, Ben loves iconic cars
Lot 49 – Joan Ross, Colonial Bounty, 2005, $1,500-2,500. This Ross bag is so much more meaningful than the Kelly or the Birkin
Lot 50 – Hossein Valamanesh, Nesting. 2005, est. $4,000-6,000. Upside down down under
Lot 53 – Julie Rrap, Camouflage # 4 (Eiko), 2000, est. $3,500-5,500. Another intriguing, challenging work from the Verghis Collection
Lot 57 – Shaun Gladwell, Self-Portrait Spinning (Invalides) and (Bastille), 2002, est. $2,000-4,000. Spin-off
Lot 79 – Hans Heysen, Still Life, 1930, est. $10,000-15,000. Opulent, magnificent
The Sydney viewing is from 22 November to 25 November at Byron Kennedy Hall at the Entertainment Quarter. The auction is held on Monday, 25 November.
You can also visit Bonhams online to see images.