Dave’s Faves for Menzies 30 Nov. 2017

Menzies’ auction on 30 November in Sydney offer 186 lots presenting a wonderful variety of artworks at price points that will suit all budgets.

You could aspire to major works by Australian masters like Jeffrey Smart or Fred Williams (whose  “Waterpond, Cottlesbridge” gets cover lot credentials) or you could go for much more modestly priced photographs or prints by Marc Chagall, Max Dupain, Bill Henson or Callum Morton.

With only four weeks to Christmas, this last of the “big” auctions in 2017 might be just the perfect opportunity to get something unique for someone special.

Have a look online, and of course, personal viewing is always highly recommended.

The public preview is open from Thursday, 23 November, at the Menzies premises at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington, and online at the Menzies website.

We will be attending the auction, and happy to assist you with independent pre-sale advice and due diligence report. Contact us by phone on 02 9977 7764 and email [email protected] for more information.

And Dave’s Faves from the Menzies auction are:

Lot 1 Drysdale

Lot 1, Russell Drysdale, Pub in Wilcannia 1963, est. $18,000-24,000. No lockout laws here

Lot 19 Lloyd Rees

Lot 19, Lloyd Rees, The Red Door 1945, est. $20,000-30,000. Not just a red door

Lot 22 Arthur Streeton

Lot 22, Arthur Streeton, Sunday Morning from Cremorne 1907, est. $200,000-300,000. Dreamscape

Lot 25 A.H. Fullwood

Lot 25 A.H. Fullwood, The Swing 1892, est. $50,000-70,000. Underrated Fullwood’s master work

Lot 28 Brett Whiteley

Lot 28, Brett Whiteley, Untitled (Abstract) c1961, est. $40,000-60,000. Whiteley’s abstracts remain inexpensive

Lot 30 Justin O'Brien

Lot 30, Justin O’Brien, Young Girl in Mantilla 1995, est. $45,000-65,000. Poetic Portrait

Lot 29 Cossington Smith

Lot 29, Grace Cossington Smith, Still Life with Lilies, 1966, est. $50,000-70,000. A still life with movement

Lot 34 Charles Blackman

Lot 34, Charles Blackman, Girl with Striped Dress 1954, est. $100,000-140,000. Girl with Grit

Lot 41 Jeffrey Smart

Lot 41, Jeffrey Smart, The Yellow Line 2007, est. $550,000-700,000. A Road to Somewhere

Lot 43 Fred Williams, Waterpond, Cottlesbridge 1976, est. $350,000-450,000. If you’re “Dunmoochin” then buy it

Lot 52 Keith Haring

Lot 52, Keith Haring, Untitled 1984, est. $30,000-50,000. Don’t “roo” the day

Lot 53 Garry Shead

Lot 53, Garry Shead, Intimate Couple 2000, est. $35,000-45,000. Always buy art with passion

Lot 54 John Perceval

Lot 54 John Perceval, Kathy in the Studio 1964, est. $35,000-45,000. Not Maja, not Olympia – Kathy!

Lot 61 Lloyd Rees

Lot 61, Lloyd Rees, Autumn Mist, Parramatta 1925, est. $60,000-80,000. Soak up the atmosphere

Lot 63 J.J. Hilder

Lot 63, J.J. Hilder, The Drovers 1912, est. 12,000-16,000. Larger than life

Lot 83 Bronwyn Oliver

Lot 83, Bronwyn Oliver, Hook 1991, est. $15,000-20,000. A bit of a catch

Lot 90 Rosalie Gascoigne

Lot 90, Rosalie Gascoigne, Cricketers (I) 1976, est. $18,000-24,000. Ashes to ashes

Lot 92 Howard Arkley

Lot 92 Howard Arkley, Mask for Baudelaire 1994, est. $8,000-12,000. Starkly

Lot 95 Criss Canning

Lot 95, Criss Canning, Red Dahlias 2002, est. $10,000-15,000. Canny

Lot 100 Sidney Nolan

Lot 100, Sidney Nolan, Charging Elephant c 1963, est. $9,000-12,000. Who’s hunting who?

Lot 108 John Coburn

Lot 108, John Coburn, The Park by the Lake, est. $12,000-16,000. A Greater Shade of Blue

Lot 116 Arthur Boyd

Lot 116, Arthur Boyd, Europa and the Bull, c1948, est. $12,000-16,000. Bull in a china shop

Lot 143 Ernest Buckmaster

Lot 143, Ernest Buckmaster, Untitled (Misty Morning), est. $4,000-6,000. I’m all misty-eyed

Lot 146 Thea Proctor

Lot 146, Thea Proctor, The Masked Ball (Fan Design), c1912, est. $4,000-6,000. I’m a fan

Lot 156 Bill Henson

Lot 156, Bill Henson, Untitled 1985/86, est. $5,000-7,000. Reach for the sky on this one

Lot 163 Callum Morton

Lot 163, Callum Morton, Eames Depot, Nevada, 2001, est. $3,000-5,000. Hammer it down!

Written by

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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