Dave’s Faves for Menzies Fine Art Auction 11 December 2014

The last big fine art auction of 2014 offers almost 300 artworks before the long Christmas holiday break with sales then resuming in March 2015.

Perhaps the last chance to find a special art gift for that special someone… so let’s start Dave’s Faves with a most appropriate subject:


Lot 4, Ecstatic Angel by John Perceval

Lot 4 – John Perceval, Ecstatic Angel c1957, est. $18,000-25,000. Heaven can wait

Lot 6 – Brett Whiteley, Spanish Steps, est. $25,000-35,000. Viva Espana

Lot 28 – Fred Williams, Upwey Landscape, est. $42,000-48,000. The Landscape Master

Lot 35 – Jeffrey Smart, Study for Waiting for the Train, est. $65,000-85,000. Don’t wait too long



Lot 39 – Sidney Nolan, Kelly and Horse c1964-65, est. $450,000-550,000. Embrace the Icon

Lot 41 – Arthur Streeton, La Salute From Riva Schiavoni, Venice, c1908, est. $100,000-150,000. Serenissima Bellissima

Lot 62 – S.T. Gill, Untitled, est. $9,000-12,000. Nice to have you round

Lot 75 – Norman Lindsay, Portrait of Olive, est. $16,000-22,000. Nothing masked here

Lot 91 – Adrian Feint, Still Life, Potted Plant, 1961, est. $3,500-4,500. Surrealist Sun and Shells

Lot 107 – Russell Drysdale, Head Stockmen, est. $4,000-6,000. Own a piece of the Drysdale legend for nix

Lot 115 – George Grosz, Three Women in Berlin, est. $5,000-8,000. Impressive Expressionist

Lot 128 – David Boyd, Angel, 1971, est. $10,000-15,000. Delightful David

Lot 138 – Albert Namatjira, Flat Top Mountain, est. $15,000-20,000. Albert still rocks

Lot 158 – Lawrence Starkey, Falling Cowboy, est $6,000-9,000. How about … wow!

Lot 171 – John Coburn, Wave, 1970, est. $5,000-7,000. Retro Revival

You can view anytime online at the Menzies website.

For an up close and personal look in Sydney, go to the Menzies gallery at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington from 26 to 30 November .

The Melbourne preview is held at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, from 4 to 10 December.

The auction takes place on 11 December in Melbourne at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

If you would like to have an in-depth analysis of one or more lots, contact us on 02 9977 7764 or [email protected]

We can assist you with independent and unbiased pre-auction advice and also bid on your behalf on the night.

Merry Christmas

David Hulme and Brigitte Banziger


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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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