The Bonhams auction on 7 June 2016 is all about provenance: the first 30 lots of the night are from the collection of renowned arts patrons Amina and France Belgiorno-Nettis, spanning the time from the colonial John Glover to impressionist Arthur Streeton and on to 20th century greats such as Sidney Nolan and Jeffrey Smart. Together with properties from various vendors, this section offers 83 lots.
The second part of the evening is dedicated to part II of the Thomas Vroom collection of Aboriginal art, comprising 60 lots.
The Sydney viewing is held from Friday, 3 – Monday 6 June in two locations: at the Bonhams Office at 97-99 Queen Street, and at the NCJWA Hall, 111 Queen Street. Online viewing is at Bonhams.
We will be attending the auction on Tuesday, 7 June, and can assist you with due diligence reports prior to any planned purchase, and also bidding on the night. Contact us on phone 02 9977 7764 or email us at [email protected] for more information.
And these are Dave’s Faves for your taste of Bonhams:
Lot 1 – John Coburn, Section , 1968, est. $25,000-45,000. Perfect for your Austin Powers Pad
Lot 2 – Sidney Nolan, Central Australian Desert, 1950, est. $70,000-100,000. Tate London has one, AGNSW has one, your one
Lot 4 – William Dobell, Storm over Wangi, est. $8,000-12,000. Skyfall
Lot 7 – Jeffrey Smart, Study for the Victor Emmanuel II Bridge, 1971, est. $55,000-75,000. Buongiorno Belgiorno
Lot 24 – Brett Whiteley, Silver Eye, 1988, est. $7,000-10,000. Brett’s Brilliant Birds
Lot 44 – Robert Klippel, OPuts 241, 1968, est. $12,000-18,000. Bonython, Bronze, Bob, Buy
Lot 62 – Albert Namatjira, Mount Sonder at Glen Helen, Northern Territory, est. $18,000-25,000. Time for a tree change
Lot 63 – Arthur Boyd, Persecuted Lovers – Study, 1957-58, est. $200,000-300,000. Iconic Boyd Bride
Lot 70 – Frances Payne, Macquarie Street, Sydney, est. $2,000-4,000. Six in the City
Lot 71 – Nora Heysen, Still Life with Scabious, 1934, est. $10,000-15,000. Nora’s Flora
Lot 83 – James R. Jackson, Sydney Harbour, est. $4,000-6,000. Sydney sparkles