In this third and presumably final sale of art from the Laverty Collection at Deutscher + Hackett on Wednesday 5th April in Sydney, more than 150 artworks are on offer.
In our view, it is more important than ever when purchasing Aboriginal art in particular, to buy from a highly reputable source.
With property, one of the most important factors is “location, location, location”, and we might well apply provenance in the same way to art.
Purchasing through a reputable fine art auctioneer and from a renowned collection ticks boxes for assurance, quality and price. That is why we like the purchase of Aboriginal art in the auction room as a protection to the buyer.
The auction preview in Sydney is on from 30 March to 4 April 2017 at the D+H premises at 55 Oxford Street (corner Pelican Street), Surry Hills.
The auction of the Laverty Collection Part III takes place on Wednesday, 5 April, at the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School in Sydney.
We firmly believe that museum quality art can be purchased for $5,000, or it can cost $500,000 – but whether your budget is large or small, building an important collection of Australian art takes time, caution, good management as well as sound advice from an unbiased art advisor to perform the necessary due diligence.
If you would like independent advice before buying and assistance on the night, contact us on [email protected] or speak with us on 02 9977 7764.
The Laverty Collection is wide-ranging and comprises also modern and contemporary Australian works. David enjoyed picking his faves for you – a mix of both Aboriginal and contemporary with great abstract works:
Lot 1 – Daniel Walbidi, Kirriwirri, 2007, 146.5 x 100 cm. Est. $18,000-25,000. Primary colours make primary art
Lot 7 – Paddy Bedford, Untitled, 2003, 51 x 76 cm, est. $5,000-7,000. Kind of Blue
Lot 9 – Paddy Bedford, Mad Gap, 2005, 150 x 180 cm, est. $110,000-150,000. 50 Shades of Grey
Lot 11 – Emily Kngwarreye, Untitled (Dried Flowers and Fruits), 1990, 151.5 x 122 cm, est. $60,000-80,000. Time to join the dots
Lot 20 – Aida Tomescu, Circumflegra II, 2007, 122 x 83.5 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Paintings with meditative qualities, part 1
Lot 21 – Aida Tomescu, Alba 3, 2002, 137 x 83.5 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Paintings with meditative qualities part 2
Lot 23 – William Robinson, Springbrook and Numinbah to Mt Warning, 1996, 92 x 121.5 cm, est. $80,000-120,000. Looking at the earth from an aboriginal view point
Lot 35 – Peter Booth, Drawing (Apocalyptic Landscape), 1980, 83.5 x 100 cm, est. $5,000-7,000. Trump’s World
Lot 56 – William Robinson, Grandpop and Children’s Pot, 1997, 19 x 68 x 47.5 cm, est. $15,000-25,000. “Australian Beach Pattern” 60 years later
Lot 69 – Ildiko Kovacs, Roadworks #13, 2005, 76 x 102 cm, est. $7,000-10,000. Two of a kind (number 1)
Lot 70 – Ildiko Kovacs, Roadworks, 2005, 76.5 x 99.5 cm, est. $7,000-10,000. Two of a kind (number 2)
Lot 73 – Robert Klippel, Untitled, 1950, 33 x 25 cm, est. $1,200-1,800. After Pollock
Lot 85 – Freddie Timms, Corcodile Hole (Rugoon), 1998, 100.5 x 120.5 cm, est. $4,000-6,000. Watch out for Crocs
Lot 88 – Rammey Ramsey, Warlawoon Country, 2007, 150 x 180 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Modern Mondrian
Lot 109 – Robert Klippel, Untitled, 1972, 23.5 x 25.5 cm, est. $1,200-1,800. Lego
Lot 142 – Gertie Huddleston, Dusk at Ngukurr, 1997, 98 x 155.5 cm, est. $3,000-5,000. Go Gertie
Lot 152 – Ida Penangke Enalanga, Esther Ngale Kennedy, Carol Panangka Rontji, Three Hermannsburg Pots, 1995 – 1998, est. $1,000-1,500 (3). Namatjira’s legacy lives on
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