If you missed out on a major work by Ben Quilty, as in the sale of a budgie at Menzies for a record $270,000, all is not lost.
The chance to own one of his classic car series of paintings looms at Bonhams on Thursday evening: “Hill End Landscape #1”, 2005, is offered with what now appear to be very conservative estimates of $60,000-90,000.
There are some wonderful examples of John Olsen’s work and a very important painting by Margaret Preston (the cover lot 43, Australian Native Flowers), Eric Wilson, Sidney Nolan and Eric Thake in the 159 lots on offer.
Among a great selection of Aboriginal works, including a large collection of bark paintings, there is a major work by Ginger Riley on offer, measuring a massive 195 x 395 cm and estimated at $100,000-150,000 (lot 20).
For smaller homes and budgets , Trevor Nickolls’ “Frog Corroboree” (lot 68) might just be the ticket: the small work of 25 x 20 cm comes with estimates of just $800-1,200 and has wonderful wall power for a fraction of the price.
The artworks are on view at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra, upstairs, until Tuesday, 20 April, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Go and see the artworks in person if you can, as this is the last of the major fine art auction for this season and concludes the auction trifecta next week.
The auction is held on Thursday, 22 April 2021, also at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.
Online viewing is at the Bonhams website.
We will be attending the auction on the night and would be pleased to assist you with pre-purchase advice and bidding on the night. Contact us via email [email protected] or ring David on 0466 313 095.
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