Dave’s Faves for Menzies Auction 23 June 2016

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:

Lin Onus

Lot 1 – Lin Onus, Garkman Ga Mil (Frogs and Puddles), est. $20,000-30,000. Jump right into it

Brett Whiteley

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 11 – Ildiko Kovacs, Back and Forth, 2012, est. $24,000-32,000. The long and winding Road

Sybil Andrews

Lot 12 – Sybil Andrews, Straphangers 1921, est. $12,000-16,000. Ageless Andrews

William Robinson

Lot 16 – William Robinson, Summer Landscape, Nimbin, 2006, est. $45,000-65,000. Smokin’ at Nimbin

Emily Kngwarreye

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 26 – Del Kathryn Barton, Girl #5, 2004, est. $50,000-70,000. Go Girl!

Garry Shead

Lot 30 – Garry Shead, A Royal Encounter, c1998, est. $80,000-100,000. Garry and Harry’s Granny

Charles Blackman

Lot 31 – Charles Blackman, Schoolgirl and Billboards 1954, est. $80,000-100,000. Early Girly

Arthur Boyd

Lot 32 – Arthur Boyd, Landscape, 1956-58, est. $100,000-$150,000. Art for Art’s sake

Jeffrey Smart

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 35 – John Olsen, Childhood by the Sea, Popping Blue Bottles, 2010, est. $240,000-280,000. Some kind of Blue

Arthur Streeton

Lot 52 – Arthur Streeton, Autumn Day 1891, est. $40,000-50,000. Streeton leaves a lasting impression

Albert Namatjira

Lot 56 – Albert Namatjira, Twin Ghosts, est. $35,000-45,000. Nama worth the Manna

Bertram MacKennal

Lot 64 – Bertram MacKennal, Diana Wounded 1905, est. $30,000-40,000. Sublime

Roland Wakelin

Lot 74 – Roland Wakelin, Barrack Street, Sydney 1942, est. $28,000-35,000. “Check out my Facebook”

Brett Whiteley

Lot 98 – Brett Whiteley, Untitled (Dove), est. $12,000-16,000. Lovey Dovey

Rick Amor

Lot 120 – Rick Amor, Study for iPhone 2012, est. $6,000-9,000. Edward Hopper of the digital age

Euan MacLeod

Lot 121 – Euan MacLeod, Figures into a Smoking Landscape 2013, est. $7,000-10,000. Burning off again?

Noel McKenna

Lot 131 – Noel McKenna, Bird under Cloud 2003, est $4,500-6,500. Quality and Quirk

Brook Andrew

Lot 145 – Brook Andrew, Ignoratia (Kookaburra) 2003, est. $12,000-16,000. Look at Brook’s Kookas

Nadine Christensen

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 179 – Robert Klippel, Entities Emerging from a Mass 1955, est. $6,000-9,000. Wish he’d painted more!

Sally Gabori

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

Lot 222 – David Boyd, The Flame Tree, est. $14,000-18,000. Best Boyd Buy

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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