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, Russell Drysdale, Pub in Wilcannia 1963, est. $18,000-24,000. No lockout laws here
Lot 19, Lloyd Rees, The Red Door 1945, est. $20,000-30,000. Not just a red door
Lot 22, Arthur Streeton, Sunday Morning from Cremorne 1907, est. $200,000-300,000. Dreamscape
Lot 25 A.H. Fullwood, The Swing 1892, est. $50,000-70,000. Underrated Fullwood’s master work
Lot 28, Brett Whiteley, Untitled (Abstract) c1961, est. $40,000-60,000. Whiteley’s abstracts remain inexpensive
Lot 30, Justin O’Brien, Young Girl in Mantilla 1995, est. $45,000-65,000. Poetic Portrait
Lot 29, Grace Cossington Smith, Still Life with Lilies, 1966, est. $50,000-70,000. A still life with movement
Lot 34, Charles Blackman, Girl with Striped Dress 1954, est. $100,000-140,000. Girl with Grit
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, Untitled 1984, est. $30,000-50,000. Don’t “roo” the day
Lot 53, Garry Shead, Intimate Couple 2000, est. $35,000-45,000. Always buy art with passion
Lot 54 John Perceval, Kathy in the Studio 1964, est. $35,000-45,000. Not Maja, not Olympia – Kathy!
Lot 61, Lloyd Rees, Autumn Mist, Parramatta 1925, est. $60,000-80,000. Soak up the atmosphere
Lot 63, J.J. Hilder, The Drovers 1912, est. 12,000-16,000. Larger than life
Lot 83, Bronwyn Oliver, Hook 1991, est. $15,000-20,000. A bit of a catch
Lot 90, Rosalie Gascoigne, Cricketers (I) 1976, est. $18,000-24,000. Ashes to ashes
Lot 92 Howard Arkley, Mask for Baudelaire 1994, est. $8,000-12,000. Starkly
Lot 95, Criss Canning, Red Dahlias 2002, est. $10,000-15,000. Canny
Lot 100, Sidney Nolan, Charging Elephant c 1963, est. $9,000-12,000. Who’s hunting who?
Lot 108, John Coburn, The Park by the Lake, est. $12,000-16,000. A Greater Shade of Blue
Lot 116, Arthur Boyd, Europa and the Bull, c1948, est. $12,000-16,000. Bull in a china shop
Lot 143, Ernest Buckmaster, Untitled (Misty Morning), est. $4,000-6,000. I’m all misty-eyed
Lot 146, Thea Proctor, The Masked Ball (Fan Design), c1912, est. $4,000-6,000. I’m a fan
Lot 156, Bill Henson, Untitled 1985/86, est. $5,000-7,000. Reach for the sky on this one
Lot 163, Callum Morton, Eames Depot, Nevada, 2001, est. $3,000-5,000. Hammer it down!