Dave’s Faves: Bonhams Fine Art Auction May 2014

Bonhams present a tight offering of 67 lots of Australian and aboriginal art in their upcoming auction on 12 May in Sydney.

As usual, David didn’t find it difficult to choose ten paintings for the ‘Dave’s Faves’:

Lot 19, Dale Frank, Baffling Bad Temper, 2012

Lot 19, Dale Frank, Baffling Bad Temper, 2012

Lot 1 – Roy de Maistre, Berrima, 1918, est. $25,000-35,000. Roy’s experiment with colour pays off

Lot 4 – John Brack, Gerberas, 1957, est. $150,000-250,000. Brack is back

Lot 5 – Jeffrey Smart, Second Study for The Picnic 2, 1969, est. $50,000-80,000. “I remember when this was all fields”

Lot 6 – Arthur Streeton, Still Life with Lillies, c1933, est. $60,000-80,000. Missed out on theĀ  Brack? This is nice, too

Lot 7 – Sidney Nolan, Central Australia, c.1949, est. $45,000-65,000. If you are going to buy a Nolan, buy one like this


Lot 17 – Colin McCahon, Black, White and Orange Landscape, 1958, est. $30,000-40,000. Australia has always welcomed Kiwis. Don’t let this one fly back to N.Z.

Lot 19 – Dale Frank, Baffling Bad Temper, 2012, est. $28,000-32,000. See more of Dale’s mesmerising psychedelics at the Adelaide Biennial

Lot 20 – Robert Klippel, Opus 97, 1960, est. $25,000-35,000. The highest form of recycling

Lot 44 – Julie Dowling, Cousin Ray, 2003, est. $2,000-3,000. Julie’s prices at auction are on the rise again

Lot 58 – William Robinson, Untitled, c.1985, est. $5,000-7,000. I just like it.

Bonhams Auction of Important Australian Art is on view in Sydney from 9 to 12 May at Byron Kennedy Hall at the Entertainment Centre.

The auction is held at Byron Kennedy Hall on Monday, 12 May, starting at 6.30 pm.

We are of course ready to assist you with independent verbal advice, written due diligence reports and bidding in the room on the evening on your behalf to represent your interests. Simply contact us by email or phone (02 9977 7764).

Online viewing is at Bonhams.

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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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