The end of the year brings a bounty for the astute art collector: the next 4 weeks will be packed with fine art auctions.
Bonhams, Deutscher + Hackett, Menzies and Sotheby’s combined alone will offer more than $ 30 million worth of art in this end of year round.
To date in 2017, $92 million dollars worth of art have sold at auction. This means that the Australian art auction market is well on track to beat last years’ $106.5 million for the second best turn-over since 2007, when total sales at auction were $175.6 million.
More offerings and works new to market would have helped this growth, with collectors prepared to spend bigger for the best works on offer.
Sotheby’s last auction of the year presents 82 carefully selected lots, with rare colonial, impressionist, modernist and modern treasures among them.
View them personally in Melbourne from 8 to 12 November, at 41 Exhibition Street.
In Sydney, you can inspect the works from 16 to 21 November at 30 and 34 Queen Street, Woollahra.
Online, the catalogue is available at Sotheby’s Australia website.
The auction his held on 21 November 2017, 6.30 pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney.
Contact us at Banziger Hulme for independent advice and due diligence prior to purchase, bidding on the night and after-purchase management – phone us on 02 9977 7764 or email [email protected]
Dave’s Faves from Sotheby’s are:
Lot 3, Adrian Feint, Flowers with Sunset: Panel for “Orion”, 1946, est. $15,000-20,000. Feint’s Masterpiece
Lot 9, Fred Williams, After Bushfire (1969), est. $380,000-420,000. There she grows again!
Lot 10, Albert Tucker, Image of Modern Evil 29 1946, est. $800,000-1,000,000. The Evil Eyes have it!
Lot 11, William Dobell, Study for Margaret Olley (1948), est. $180,000-220,000. Olley Lives
Lot 14, Brett Whiteley, Two Giraffes No. 2 1964-85, est. $90,000-120,000. Stop rubbernecking and buy it!
Lot 17, Brett Whiteley, Wategos Beach, Holiday Suite 9 1989, est. $60,000-80,000. Where seagulls dare
Lot 18, Brett Whiteley, Wategos Beach, Holiday Suite 7 (1989), est. $50,000-70,000. We can all draw something from this
Lot 19, William Robinson, Sunset and Rising Moon 1993, est. $60,000-80,000. I can fly!
Lot 20, Brett Whiteley, Shao 1979, est. $850,000-950,000. Shao steals the show
Lot 23, John Brack, Study for Standing Nude 1970, est. $30,000-40,000. Brack Beauty
Lot 32, John Perceval, Warburton Ranges Aboriginal Child (1958), est. $45,000-65,000. Precious Perceval Pottery
Lot 33, Ian Fairweather, Portrait (1939), est. $80,000-100,000. A Fairweather Friend
Lot 34, Sidney Nolan, Carcase 1953, est. $150,000-180,000. Dedication through Drought and Death
Lot 35, Fred Williams, Summer Snow at Perisher (1976), est. $500,000-700,000. Go Snow
Lot 38, Clarice Beckett, Bathing Boxes (1934), est. $35,000-45,000. Minimal subliminal
Lot 53, John Brack, The Return of the Prodigal Son 1953, est. $600,000-800,000. The Iconic
Lot 67, Cressida Campbell, Gold Fish (1984), est. $10,000-15,000. Don’t be Koi
Sotheby's Fine Art Auction
Sotheby's Fine Art Auction in Sydney on 21 November 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel
Starts: 11/21/2017 06:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours:
117 Macquarie Street