Dave’s Faves for Menzies 31 March 2021

It always feels like a long time between auctions from the end of the year until March when the important sales of museum quality fine art begin again.

The wait has been worth it, with auction houses like Menzies collecting an exciting array of beautiful paintings, watercolours, prints and sculpture by some of Australia’s greatest – Brett Whiteley, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Streeton, Lin Onus, John Perceval, Arthur Boyd and Ben Quilty, and the occasional international superstar Andy Warhol or Fernand Leger.

David has chosen 20 favourites from the Menzies sale scheduled for 31 March  in Sydney, and you can enjoy them here below.

The Melbourne preview is held from 17 to 21 March at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

In Sydney, you can go and view from 25 to 30 March at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

For due diligence and pre-purchase reports on artworks of interest, contact us on [email protected] or phone David on 0466 313 095. We would be delighted to assist you in starting or expanding your museum-quality art collection.

You can also view the 127 offerings online on the Menzies website.

And famous Dave’s Faves for the Menzies sale on 31 March are:

Lot 1 – Sidney Nolan, Kelly and Landscape, c1962, oil, 51.5 x 62 cm, est. $30,000-40,000. Embrace the Iconic

Lot 3 – John Coburn, Goodby Little Yellow Bird, 1975, polymer paint, 59.5 x 75 cm, est. $18,000-24,000. Mellow Yellow

Lot 11 – Will Ashton, Pont Neuf, oil, 44 x 37 cm, est. $8,000-12,000. Take a Punt!

Lot 13 – David Keeling,Leaving Fortescue Bay, 2007, oil, 122 x 122 cm, est. $7,000-10,000. Tree Change Anyone?

Lot 17 – Lin Onus, Bulla Goonya (Two Fish), polymer paint, 27 x 63 cm, est. $22,000-28,000. Lin Rocks

Lot 19 – Howard Arkley, Tulips – Still Life, 1997, polymer paint, 70 x 55.5 cm, est. $18,000-24,000. Tulip Fever

Lot 20 – Ben Quilty, Beast 2, 2005, oil, 120 x 100 cm, est. $35,000-45,000. Buy, Buy, Budgie – or Bye Bye Budgie

Lot 21 – Sidney Nolan, Glacier, Antarctica, 1964, oil, 122 x 122 cm, est. $60,000-80,000. Don’t be glacial with your bidding

Lot 22 – John Perceval, Beach Studio 1961, oil, 59.5 x 69.5 cm, est. $30,000-40,000. Time to Go Potty for Perceval

Lot 24 – Andy Warhol, Kiku 1983, set of 3 screenprints, 49.8 x 66 cm each, est. $45,000-55,000. Warhol for the Soul

Lot 30 – Jeffrey Smart, Bus by the Tiber, 1977-78, oil, 66 x 84 cm, est. $700,000-900,000. Don’t Miss this Bus

Lot 34 – Arthur Boyd, Wimmera Landscape with Fire and White Heron, c1985, oil, 89 x 119.5 cm, est. $80,000-120,000. Fire’s me up this one

Lot 35 – Brett Whiteley, Lavender Bay 2, 1973, mixed media, 74.5 x 55.5 cm, est. $50,000-70,000. Need a Boost to your Museum Quality Art Collection?

Lot 36 – John Perceval, Tangled Arch in the Deserted Garden, Highgate 1963, oil, 69.5 x 85 cm, est. $35,000-45,000. Lose yourself in Perceval Land

Lot 39 – Arthur Streeton, The Oak Lane, 1909, oil, 61.5 x 74.5 cm, est. $90,000-120,000. A Streeton Meeting

Lot 45 – John Olsen, Giraffes and Mt Kenya 1980, pencil & watercolour, 103 x 76 cm, est. $45,000-55,000. Animal Magic

Lot 56 – William Robinson, Bright Day, Tallanbanna, 2000, pastel, 54.5 x 74.5 cm, est. $18,000-24,000. Pastel Paradise

Lot 62 – Michael Zavros, Lace-ups, 2001, oil, 50 x 50 cm, est. $8,000-12,000. Art with Polish

Lot 75 – Jacqueline Hick, A Sheltered Place, oil, 63.5 x 81.5 cm, est. $3,000-5,000. One to Crow About

Lot 125 – Brett Whiteley, Undressing, 1973, lithograph, 75 x 55 m, est. $6,000-8,000. A Prince of Prints

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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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