Dave’s Faves for Bonhams Fine Art Auction 16 June 2015

Bonhams’ winter sale offers 111 lots, with the first 61 offerings from private Perth collections “curated by John Cruthers”, who was also advising Reg Grundy on his famous art collection.

Perhaps we should call the present “Dave’s Faves” then “David’s curated selection of fine art with irreverent comments”:

Lot 81, Michael Zavros, Lace-ups, 2001, est. $8,000-12,000

Lot 81, Michael Zavros, Lace-ups, 2001, est. $8,000-12,000

Lot 14 – Ian Fairweather, Painting I, 1960, est. $100,000-$150,000. Fairweather Friend

Lot 39 – Fred Williams, Gum Trees in Landscape II, 1966, est. $300,000-$400,000. Keen as mustard

Lot 44 – Frank Hinder, Studio Crowley, 1938, est. $10,000-$15,000. A master of modernism

Lot 62 – Ethel  Spowers, The Giant Stride, 1932-33, est. $20,000-$30,000. Schoolchildren learning the ropes at Grosvenor School

Lot 68 – Jeffrey Smart, Second Study for Containers with Storm Clouds, 1990, est. $120,000-$150,000. Beautifully contained

Lot 70 – Fred Williams, Saplings, Poets Lane II, 1959, est. $40,000-$50,000.  Williams painting for the price of a gouache

Lot 76 – Donald Friend, (Arrival of the First Fleet), c1962, est. $20,000-$25,000. Friend portrays a Golden History

Lot 77 – Vida Lahey, When we were very young, c1926, est. $15,000-$20,000. Kind of ditto Spowers

Lot 81 – Michael Zavros, Lace-ups, 2001, est. $8,000-$12,000. Hot Shoes Shuffle

Lot 82 – Brett Whiteley, Sydney Harbour, est. $15,000-$20,000. Icon meets Icon

Lot 93 – Emily Kam Kngawarray, (Untitled), 1994, est. $18,000-$25,000. Impeccable Emily

Lot 96 – Tom Roberts, Maggiore, 1913, est. $12,000-$18,000. Tom for a Song

Lot 97 – Emanuel Phillips Fox, North African Marketplace, c1910, est. $10,000-$15,000. Fox Channels his Magic Touch

Lot 102 – Sidney Nolan, Burke and Wills Outside of Bourke, 1950, est. $8,000-$12,000. Camel smokin’

Lot 108 – Margaret Preston, The Boat, Sydney Harbour, c.1920, est. $10,000-$15,000. Simply sailing, simply sublime

Lot 110 – Ray Crooke, North Queensland, Palmer River, 1980, est. $5,000-$8,000. Quietude in Queensland

To see images of these and all other works on offer, visit Bonhams website.

Preview in Melbourne is from Friday, 5 June to Sunday, 7 June, at Como House in Como Avenue, South Yarra.

In Sydney, you can view the paintings from Friday, 12 June to Monday, 15 June, at the NCJWA Hall, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The auction is held on Tuesday, 16 June, 6.30 pm, at the NCJWA Hall.

If you are interested in a lot, let us know, we would be delighted to assist you with independent advice and carry out due diligence.

We will be attending the auction on the night so can also bid.

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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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