Dave’s Faves Deutscher + Hackett 21 April 2021

Deutscher + Hackett present a wonderful selection of 80 superb lots in their fine art auction on 21 April in Melbourne. In the international section, you’ll find international greats like Italian Lucio Fontana, British Indian Anish Kapoor and American Alex Katz, whose works have hardly ever appeared in the Australian auction room.

In the Australian offering, it is an iconic Arthur Streeton Venice scene that will command the most attention: a grand view of the Grand Canal, in the massive scale of 92 x 168.5 cm, created in the artist’s honeymoon year of 1908 and exhibited recently in pride of place in the Streeton show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Expectations are $1.5 million to $2 million.

Other star lots would be the three Jeffrey Smarts at three different price points, a superb choice of John Olsen mixed media and paintings, two Cressida Campbell woodblock prints and atmospheric works by Clarice Beckett who is having her “Present Moment” exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Go and see the preview in person if you can:

in Sydney from 8 to 11 April at  the D+H premises in 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington

in Melbourne from 15 to 20 April at the D+H premises in 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra

The auction is held on Wednesday, 21 April, in South Yarra.

You can view all works online on the Deutscher + Hackett website.

For pre-sale advice and analysis, contact us on [email protected] or speak to David Hulme on 0466 313 095. We would be delighted to represent your interests before, during and after the auction.

And here are our 20 Dave’s Faves:

Lot 1 – Carol Jerrems, Mozart Street, 1975, photograph, 13.5 x 20 cm, est. $20,000-30,000. Jerrems performs her Symphony

Lot 10 – Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale Taglio, 1968, porcelain, 42.5 x 26 x 2.5 cm, est. $20,000-30,000. Cast by Rosenthal, slashed by Hand by the Artist

Lot 11 – Cressida Campbell, Japanese Print and Clivias, 2013, unique woodblock print, 145.5 x 94.5 cm, est. $80,000-120,000. A Print of a Print and worth a Mint

Lot 18 – Jeffrey Smart, Diversion for Siena, 2002-03, oil, 85 x 115 cm, est. $500,000-700,000. Who Needs to Go Straight Anyway?

Lot 19 – John Olsen, Wetlands, 2000, oil, 200 x 250 cm, est. 300,000-400,000. Wet or Dry, Olsen’s Always a Good Buy

Lot 20 – Bertram Mackennal, Circe, c1902-04, bronze, 57 cm height, est. $160,000-200,000. Bertie’s Best

Lot 22 – Hans Heysen, Morning Break, 1922, watercolour, 66 x 56 cm, est. $80,000-120,000. Trees Always Please

Lot 24 – Clarice Beckett, Bathing Boxes, Beaumaris, c1932, oil, 45 x 65.5 cm, est. $40,000-60,000. The “B’s” Knees

Lot 25 – Clarice Beckett, View Across the Yarra, c1931, oil, 34.5 x 45.5 cm, est. $35,000-45,000. Beckett Beckons

Lot 28 – William Dobell, Helen Blaxland and Tonia, 1941, oil, 44.5 x 53.5 cm, est. $120,000-180,000. Little Miss in Domestic Bliss

Lot 30 – John Perceval, The Hull, Williamstown, 1956, oil, 61 x 71 cm, est. $240,000-280,000. Perceval at his Peak




Lot 35 – Arthur Loureiro, Young Companions, 1884, oil, 76 x 51 cm, est. $25,000-35,000. Considerably Rarer than Hen’s Teeth

Lot 37 – Julian Rossi Ashton, Man O’War Steps, 1899, oil, 29 x 39.5 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Will be a Battle to Win this Little Gem

Lot 39 – David Davies, Dieppe Harbour, oil, 35.5 x 41.5 cm, est. $20,000-30,000. No, it’s not a Monet

Lot 42 – Arthur Streeton, Interior, Combe Bank, Sevenoaks, c1913, oil, 76 x 63.5 cm, est. $45,000-65,000. I expect more than just Chandelier Bids here

Lot 44 – Arthur Streeton, Gordale Scar (Sunny), 1910, oil, 50.5 x 76 cm, est. $40,000-60,000. Breaking News: Early British Streeton Paintings Are Very Undervalued

Lot 45 – Tim Storrier, The Lament of the Stream, 2000, polymer paint, 107.5 x 244.5 cm, est. $120,000-160,000. The Best in Live Stream Technology

Lot 47 – John Olsen, Dry Riverbeds, 2005, oil, 106 x 122 cm, est. $70,000-90,000. No Drought About It

Lot 53 – Lin Onus, Marri Maliri Garkman (Frogs at Dusk), 1996, gouache, 27 x 63 cm, est. $18,000-25,000. Another Wonderful Small Onus … Bonus

Lot 58 – Ethel Spowers, Durham Cathedral, c1924, woodcut, 16.3 x 19.8 cm, est. $8,000-12,000. No “Mass” Prints Here















































































































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