Dave’s Faves for Sotheby’s 24 November art auction

Sotheby’s present some exquisite gems in their 93 lot strong summer auction on 24 November 2015.

David’s selection is wide-ranging: from the relief sculpture by Isle of Man born Rayner Hoff (he does feel a special connection with this artist) to a sparkling small Streeton and a bold Sydney Ball abstract, to name a few – scroll down to see all 15.

The Melbourne auction preview is on from 11 to 15 November at 41 Exhibition Street, levels 7 and 9, and in Sydney, you can view the artworks from 19 to 24 November at 30 and 34 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The auction is on Tuesday, 24 November, 6.30 pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney.

If you would like independent, unbiased advice on any of the lots, please contact us on [email protected] or 02 9977 7764.

We would be delighted to assist you with due diligence and in-depth pre-purchase reports so you do not leave important decisions to the last minute, but instead can fully assess your planned purchase beforehand and get the confidence to participate successfully in an auction.

We will attend the sale on the night and bid for you, so can take the hassle out of buying at auction and will take care of all aspects – before, during and after the sale.

Here are Dave’s Faves from Sotheby’s for you, and the link to Sotheby’s online catalogue to see all lots:

Lot 1 Rayner Hoff

Lot 1, Rayner Hoff, Pacific Beach, est. $25,000-35,000. Move over Charles Meere and Max Dupain

Lot 2 Lloyd Rees

Lot 2, Lloyd Rees, Towards Balmain, 1932, est. $18,000-28,000. Pencil Perfection

Lot 3 Justin O'Brien

Lot 3, Justin O’Brien, Still Life against a Landscape, 1971, est. $70,000-90,000. Meditative – Contemplative

Lot 4 Charles Blackman

Lot 4, Charles Blackman, Schoolgirl, 1954, est. $70,000-90,000. The girl in blue, last purchased in ’72 – could this be for you?

Lot 15 Fred Williams

Lot 15, Fred Williams, Trees and Hillsides 1964, $ 1 million – $1.2 million. No Gumtrees Allowed

Lot 18 Lin Onus

Lot 18, Lin Onus, Guyi Bulgabula, 1992, est. $180,000-220,000. Spend your Christmas Bonus on Onus

Lot 22 Jeffrey Smart

Lot 22, Jeffrey Smart, The Steps, 1967, est. $400,000-500,000. Life before Lycra

Lot 23 Joel Elenberg

Lot 23, Joel Elenberg, Mask 3 (1979), est. $80,000-120,000. Kelly was not here

Lot 28 Arthur Streeton

Lot 28, Arthur Streeton, St. Kilda Pier 1907, est. $80,000-120,000. Tiny but triumphant

Lot 32 Henry Burn

Lot 32, Henry Burn, Melbourne from below Jolimont, 1873, est. $12,000-18,000. Contains magical little steam train

Lot 37 Albert Tucker

Lot 37, Albert Tucker, Emerging Gods, 1971, est. $35,000-45,000. Something to believe in

Lot 39 Robert Dickerson

Lot 39, Robert Dickerson, Boy throwing a Ball, est. $50,000-70,000. Vale Robert Dickerson

Lot 42 Sydney Ball

Lot 42, Sydney Ball, Samarra Turn, 1968, est. $60,000-80,000. Retro not just for hipsters

Lot 46 Peter Booth

Lot 46, Peter Booth, Man in Red Coat, est. $100,000-150,000. Looks like Phil Collins

Lot 76 Jane Price

Lot 76, Jane Price, Plough Land in Summer (ca. 1900), est. $10,000-15,000. The Price is Right

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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