Dave’s Faves for Bonhams 1 December Auction

In their summer auction in Sydney, Bonhams presents an eclectic mix of 88 lots, ranging from indigenous bark paintings to the Australian impressionists and to abstract paintings (Tony Tuckson, Elizabeth Cummings, Ildiko Kovacs), ending boldly with works by contemporary artists hardly tested in the auction room before (Heather B. Swann, Dave Teer, Sarit Cohen).

The viewing is in Sydney only, from 26 November to 1 December in the NCJWA Hall, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The auction is held on Tuesday, 1 December, 6.30 pm, also in the NCJWA Hall in Woollahra.

If you are interested in any of the lots and would like advice before buying, let us know and we can assist you with due diligence and bidding on the night.

So here are Dave’s Faves from Bonhams for you:

Guy Grey-Smith

Lot 1, Guy Grey-Smith, Karri Forest, 1956, est. $15,000-20,000. The Good of Guy Grey

Grace Cossington Smith

Lot 2, Grace Cossington Smith, South Bayview Pier, 1943, est. $25,000-35,000. “Pittwater Boats”

Frederick McCubbin

Lot 15, Frederick McCubbin, The Old Cottage, South Yarra, est. $18,000-25,000. A wonderful impression

Lot 27 Hans Heysen

Lot 27, Hans Heysen, Cattle Grazing, Ambleside, 1920, est. $5,000-7,000. Champion of Charcoal

Lot 33 Roland Wakelin

Lot 33, Roland Wakelin, Terraces, Harrington Street, The Rocks, 1963, est. $10,000-15,000. Rocks’ n Roland

Lot 35 Yvonne Audette

Lot 35, Yvonne Audette, Bathers No. 1, 2001, est. $14,000-20,000. Fine body of work

Lot 51 Danila Vassilieff

Lot 51, Danila Vassilieff, Bird, ca. 1950, est. $6,000-7,000. Will it fly?

Lot 52 Elaine Haxton

Lot 52, Elaine Haxton, Magnolias, est. $4,000-6,000. Steal magnolias

Lot 73, Ildiko Kovas

Lot 73, Ildiko Kovacs, Both Ways, 2015, est. $4,000-6,000. Could go your way!

Lot 75 Campbell Robertson SWann

Lot 75, Campbell Robertson Swann, Fold, 2012, est. $2,500-4,500. Cut out and keep

To see all 88 lots at Bonhams, please visit Bonhams online.




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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.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Leone Brennan says:

    Dear Brigitte,

    I rather like Lldiko’s work, reminds me of Emily. Please keep an eye out for one of Emily’s under $20,000.00 if it’s possible.

    Thanks anyway,

    Best wishes,


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