The 238 lots at Menzies on 23 June in Sydney promise an exciting evening with great art, and a particularly rich choice of contemporary art this time.
Lots 120 to 192 represent the collection of “The Collectors”: in 2005, the eight art collectors had engaged highly respected gallerist Bill Nuttall of Niagara Galleries to buy art on their behalf – to a strict budget, but otherwise free to spend as he saw fit. The result is a beautiful offering for anyone interested in acquiring contemporary art at secondary market prices, with works spanning from Rick Amor to Euan MacLeod, Noel McKenna, Destiny Deacon and Richard Lewer.
In Melbourne, the paintings are on view until 12 June at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
In Sydney, the viewing is held from 16 to 22 June at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.
Online viewing is also at the Menzies website – but treat yourself and see the art in person if you can.
The auction is on Thursday 23 June, 6.30 pm, in the Menzies’ Kensington premises.
We would be delighted to assist you in any planned purchases with advice and due diligence before, during and after the auction. Phone us on 02 9977 7764 or email [email protected]to discuss how we can help you buy art better.
David has chosen his faves with his usual enthusiasm here for you:
Lot 1 – Lin Onus, Garkman Ga Mil (Frogs and Puddles), est. $20,000-30,000. Jump right into it
Lot 5 – Brett Whiteley, Watson’s Bay 1959, est. $28,000-35,000. Whiteley after Rees
Lot 11 – Ildiko Kovacs, Back and Forth, 2012, est. $24,000-32,000. The long and winding Road
Lot 12 – Sybil Andrews, Straphangers 1921, est. $12,000-16,000. Ageless Andrews
Lot 16 – William Robinson, Summer Landscape, Nimbin, 2006, est. $45,000-65,000. Smokin’ at Nimbin
Lot 23 – Emily Kngwarreye, Yam Dreaming, 1995, est. $10,000-15,000. Tick, Tick, Tick
Lot 26 – Del Kathryn Barton, Girl #5, 2004, est. $50,000-70,000. Go Girl!
Lot 30 – Garry Shead, A Royal Encounter, c1998, est. $80,000-100,000. Garry and Harry’s Granny
Lot 31 – Charles Blackman, Schoolgirl and Billboards 1954, est. $80,000-100,000. Early Girly
Lot 32 – Arthur Boyd, Landscape, 1956-58, est. $100,000-$150,000. Art for Art’s sake
Lot 33 – Jeffrey Smart, Parking Lot Near Bologna 1992, est. $150,000-200,000. Park your money here
Lot 35 – John Olsen, Childhood by the Sea, Popping Blue Bottles, 2010, est. $240,000-280,000. Some kind of Blue
Lot 52 – Arthur Streeton, Autumn Day 1891, est. $40,000-50,000. Streeton leaves a lasting impression
Lot 56 – Albert Namatjira, Twin Ghosts, est. $35,000-45,000. Nama worth the Manna
Lot 64 – Bertram MacKennal, Diana Wounded 1905, est. $30,000-40,000. Sublime
Lot 74 – Roland Wakelin, Barrack Street, Sydney 1942, est. $28,000-35,000. “Check out my Facebook”
Lot 98 – Brett Whiteley, Untitled (Dove), est. $12,000-16,000. Lovey Dovey
Lot 120 – Rick Amor, Study for iPhone 2012, est. $6,000-9,000. Edward Hopper of the digital age
Lot 121 – Euan MacLeod, Figures into a Smoking Landscape 2013, est. $7,000-10,000. Burning off again?
Lot 131 – Noel McKenna, Bird under Cloud 2003, est $4,500-6,500. Quality and Quirk
Lot 145 – Brook Andrew, Ignoratia (Kookaburra) 2003, est. $12,000-16,000. Look at Brook’s Kookas
Lot 155 – Nadine Christensen, Ices and Sorbets 2000-01, est. $3,000-4,000. Dive in
Lot 179 – Robert Klippel, Entities Emerging from a Mass 1955, est. $6,000-9,000. Wish he’d painted more!
Lot 219 – Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, est. $4,000-6,000. Streeton Blue
Lot 222 – David Boyd, The Flame Tree, est. $14,000-18,000. Best Boyd Buy
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