Dave’s Faves Deutscher + Hackett 15 July 2020

The first very major auction season is well and truly upon us, with many of Australia’s most enthusiastic and discerning art collectors having to wait some considerable time for the main event.

A big part of this is the Deutscher + Hackett auction on 15 July in Melbourne. A healthy 129 lots include some of the most significant paintings by their respective artists to come on to the market ever.

This includes the cover lot, Fred Williams’ “Hummock in Landscape” (lot 7); Tony Tuckson’s “Swirly Reds and White”, c1964 (lot 6) and lot 14, Hans Heysen with “A Summer’s Day”, c1907.

Lots 32 to 40 are dedicated to the fifth instalment of the Sherman Capsule collection, while almost half, lots 76 – 129, hail from the Peter and Renate Nahum London collection of Aboriginal art.

The artworks can be viewed in Sydney from 2 to 5 July at the D+H Gallery at 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington.

The Melbourne viewing is held from 9 to 14 July at the D+H premises at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

The auction is held on Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 7 pm, at the D+H Gallery at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

You can also have a look at all 129 lots on the Deutscher + Hackett website.

As always, you can count on us for due diligence on lots that you are interested in prior to the auction and bidding on the night. Contact us on phone number 0466 313 095 or email [email protected]

And here are Dave’s Faves for you:

Lot 1 – Cressida Campbell, Daisies and Camellias on Indian Cloth, 1997, 61 x 52 cm, est. $40,000-60,000. Daisy chains with gains

Lot 6 – Tony Tuckson, Swirly Reds and White (TP54), c1964, 122 x 183 cm, est. $150,000-200,000. What’s black and white and red all over?

Lot 7 – Fred Williams. Hummock in Landscape, 1967, 153 x 122 cm, est. $1,4,00,000-1,800,000. Hands up for hummocks!

Lot 10 – Eugene von Guerard, Abendlandschaft von der Insel Capri (Evening Landscape from the Island of Capri), 1846, 75 x 103.5 cm, est. $150,000-200,000. Time Travel

Lot 12 – Emanuel Phillips Fox, A Spanish Garden, c1911, 38 x 46 cm, est. $45,000-65,000. Viva Espana!

Lot 14 – Hans Heysen, A Summer’s Day, c1907, 90 x 74.5 cm, est. $150,000-200,000. A Heysen Masterpiece

Lot 18 – Nora Heysen, Floral Still LIfe, 1932, 51 x 41 cm, est. $18,000-24,000. Daughter Delights

Lot 23 – Brett Whiteley, Self Portrait after a Haircut at 36, 1976, 100 x 75 cm, est. $20,000-30,000. You could turn this into a Family Hairloom (sic)

Lot 25 – William Robinson, Rain and Sunlight, Numinbah, 1996, 137 x 182.5 cm, est. $150,000-200,000. Billy boils

Lot 28 – Garry Shead, Annunciation, 2000, 167 x 243 cm, est. $250,000-350,000. Garry marries

Lot 31 – Tim Storrier, The Water Line, 1997, 102.5 x 151.5 cm, est. $28,000-35,000. Keep warm this Winter

Lot 34 – Tim Storrier, Drifting over (the Coals), 1999, 49 x 39.5 cm, est. $15,000-20,000. Rock and Coal

Lot 36 – Tim Storrier, The Evening Run, 2019, 30 x 50 cm, est. $20,000-25,000. These are a few of my favourite clouds

Lot 37 – Shane Cotton, Lookout #1, 2007, 200 x 300 cm, est. $80,000-120,000. Picking Cotton

Lot 43 – Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Still Life with Brown Bowl, 1999, 10 pieces, 31 cm height, est. $10,000-18,000. Don’t bottle out

Lot 44 – Margaret Preston, Dahlia and Sunflower, 1933, 30.5 x 30.5 cm, est. $12,000-16,000. Perfect Preston Print

Lot 48 – Elioth Gruner, Pastoral Landscape, 28 x 40 cm, est. $15,000-20,000. I Wanna Be A Cowboy and You Can Be My Cowgirl (with apologies to Boys Don’t Cry)

Lot 65 – Bill Hammond, Banana never sleeps, 1982, 25.5 x 39 cm, est. $8,000-12,000. Minus their pajamas

Lot 66 – Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Figures, 1960, 20.5 x 22 cm, est. $4,000-6,000. From Bauhaus to your house

Lot 77 – Rover Thomas, Tributaries of the Ord River, 1991, 90.5 x 180 cm, est. $200,000-300,000. I am a Follower

Lot 84 – Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Merne (Everything), 1996, 122 x 213 cm, est. $150,000-200,000. And you thought you couldn’t have everything

Lot 92 – Trevor Nickolls, Holden Boomerang Dreaming in Summer Time, 2000, 91 x 121.5 cm, est. $15,000-20,000. You can still buy a Holden but you’d better be quick


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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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