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]
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?