Dave’ Faves for Deutscher + Hackett 5 April 2017

Provenance, Provenance, Provenance

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.

You can also view all 152 lots at the Deutscher + Hackett website.

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

Paddy Bedford, lot 7

Lot 7 – Paddy Bedford, Untitled, 2003, 51 x 76 cm, est. $5,000-7,000. Kind of Blue

Lot 9 - Paddy Bedford, 150 x 180 cm, est. $110,000-150,000. 50 Shades of Grey

Lot 9 – Paddy Bedford, Mad Gap, 2005, 150 x 180 cm, est. $110,000-150,000. 50 Shades of Grey

Emily Kngwarreye, lot 11

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

Aida Tomescu, lot 20

Lot 20 – Aida Tomescu, Circumflegra II, 2007, 122 x 83.5 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Paintings with meditative qualities, part 1

Aida Tomescu lot 21

Lot 21 – Aida Tomescu, Alba 3, 2002, 137 x 83.5 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Paintings with meditative qualities part 2

William Robinson lot 23

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

Peter Booth, lot 35

Lot 35 – Peter Booth, Drawing (Apocalyptic Landscape), 1980, 83.5 x 100 cm, est. $5,000-7,000. Trump’s World

William Robinson lot 56

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

Ildiko Kovacs lot 69

Lot 69 – Ildiko Kovacs, Roadworks #13, 2005, 76 x 102 cm, est. $7,000-10,000. Two of a kind (number 1)

Ildiko Kovacs lot 70

Lot 70 – Ildiko Kovacs, Roadworks, 2005, 76.5 x 99.5 cm, est. $7,000-10,000. Two of a kind (number 2)

Robert Klippel lot 73

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 85 – Freddie Timms, Corcodile Hole (Rugoon), 1998, 100.5 x 120.5 cm, est. $4,000-6,000. Watch out for Crocs

Rammey Ramsey lot 88

Lot 88 – Rammey Ramsey, Warlawoon Country, 2007, 150 x 180 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Modern Mondrian

Robert Klippel lot 109

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 142 – Gertie Huddleston, Dusk at Ngukurr, 1997, 98 x 155.5 cm, est. $3,000-5,000. Go Gertie

3 Hermannsburg Pots, lot 152

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

Written by

Brigitte Banziger

Hi, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We specialise in art valuations for insurance purposes, for family division, deceased estates, superannuation funds and market values, and advise clients regarding purchase and sales of art (art brokerage). Our services are sought by private clients, companies, public galleries and councils alike. Our aim is to provide professional service with friendly, approachable manner.

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