Dave’s Faves for Deutscher + Hackett 20 Sept 2017 Auction

No rest for the team at Deutscher + Hackett: just three weeks after the phenomenal Fairfax auction follows their mixed vendor sale.

It is a tightly curated auction with 78 lots, starting off with a bang with two rare colonial works on paper.  Lot 1 shows the fledgling town of Perth around 1836, while lot 2 is large panorama of the Victorian goldfields from c1858. Both may be destined for public collections with their historical significance.

At the international end of the spectrum, D+H offer an iconic “Baigneurs” sculpture by Niki the St. Phalle, a first in the Australian auction room. Watch out also for the small but powerful bronze by Henry Moore.

There are many more treasures, and David has picked some of his favourites – check them out below in “Dave’s Faves”.

Personal viewing is on from 14 September to 20 September at their new premises in 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington. You can also view online at the Deutscher + Hackett website.

The auction will be held on Wednesday, 20 September, at the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, starting at 7 pm.

We are happy to assist you with independent pre-auction advice and research, and representation on the night for astute bidding. Contact us by phone 02 9977 7764 or [email protected]

Grace Cossington Smith

Lot 3, Grace Cossington Smith, Wattle, c1944, est. $60,000-80,000. What’ll it be?

Lot 6, Margaret Olley, Winter Flowers, 1965, est. $30,000-40,000. Far from a Still Life

Lot 7, Charles Blackman, The Letter, c1968, est. $100,000-140,000. This could be your red letter day

Lot 9, Henry Moore, Reclining Stringed Figure, 1939, cast 1982, est. $180,000-240,000. Give me Moore

Lot 10, Clement Meadmore, Virginia, 1970, est. $80,000-120,000. Mega Meadmore

Lot 14, Cressida Campbell, Spotted Eucalypts, Orange, 2000, est. $45,000-65,000. Have you spotted these eucalypts?

Lot 15, Niki de Stain Phalle, Les Baigneurs, 1980-81, est. $35,000-55,000. Oh Niki, you’re so fine, you’re so fine

Lot 16, Michael Johnson, Against the Light, 2002, est. $35,000-45,000. Johnson creates his Magic

Lot 20, Lin Onus, Deep Water (Matong), 1995, est. $120,000-160,000. Deep Pockets required for Deep Water

Lot 22, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled, 1991, est. $60,000-80,000. Emily joins all the dots

Lot 35, Charles Blackman, They brought her ribbons of yellow and crimson and great clusters of flowers, c1980, est. $16,000-20,000. Powerful and Flowerful

Lot 51, Rupert Bunny, Jeune Fille en Bleu, est. $7,000-9,000. Bunny’s Beauty in Blue

Lot 55, Will Ashton, St. Ives, est. $30,000-40,000. Deserves to sail away

Lot 67, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Rockholes and country near Uluru, 2006, est. $12,000-16,000. There’s Whiskey in this Tjapaltjarri

Lot 70, Noel McKenna, Playroom, 1992, est. $1,500-2,000. D’ye no ken?

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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.


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