Deutscher and Hackett have split their 208 lot strong December auction into 4 sections, to showcase the consignment of some eminent collections: for example, the first 20 lots come from the Ure Smith family; Sydney Ure Smith (1887 – 1949) was one of the most influential Australian art publishers and art patrons of the first half of the 20th century.
Read more on this fascinating chapter in Australian art history in the essay by Nancy Underhill on the Deutscher + Hackett website .
The sections alternate between non-indigenous and indigenous art and promise a large colourful offering.
The Melbourne viewing is on from 19 to 22 November at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra, while the Sydney preview is held from 26 November to 1 December at 55 Oxford Street, Surry Hills.
The auction takes place on Wednesday, 2 December, 7 pm, at the Cell Block Theatre in the National Art School in Sydney.
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You can view the entire catalogue online at Deutscher + Hackett, and here is the short and sweet of Dave’s Faves:
Lot 1, Margaret Preston, Still Life, Apples, Lemons and Plate, 1929, est. $50,000-70,000. Something to crow about
Lot 11, Sali Herman, Outback, 1946, est. $20,000-30,000. Think Dorothea Lange
Lot 13, Lloyd Rees, River Landscape with Bald Mountain, 1949, est $6,000-9,000. Bold and brash for little cash
Lot 39, James Jackson, Still Life with Bottles, c1933, est. $5,000-7,000. A real bottler
Lot 51, Brett Whiteley, Sunshower, 1983, est. $160,000-200,000. Yves Klein Blue might do it for you
Lot 52, John Olsen, Low Tide, Cable Beach, Broome, 2003, est. $250,000-300,000. Own the whole beach
Lot 58, Arthur Streeton, Cremorne Point, Sydney Harbour, c1926, est. $60,000-80,000. Blue and blue chip
Lot 60, Danila Vassilieff, The Blue Shop, Fitzroy, 1938, est. $15,000-20,000. A little Melbourne Magic
Lot 63, Fred Williams, Landscape, Rolling Hills, c1971-73, est. $35,000-45,000. Grab that Gouache
Lot 70, Alexander McKenzies, Crofts on Loch Eriboll, 1999, est. $8,000-12,000. The sublime leading the sublime
Lot 83, Albert Namatjira, Palm Valley, c1950, est. $25,000-35,000. Bert at his bold and brilliant best
Lot 113, Clara Southern, Evening, Warrandyte, est. $15,000-20,000. Mesmerising
Lot 120, Hans Heysen, Golden Summer, Hahndorf, 1911, est. $15,000-20,000. Hans hits the heights
Lot 125, Kenneth MacQueen, Hillside, est. $4,000-6,000. MacQueen MacQuality
Lot 127, Thea Proctor, The Rose, 1927, est. $8,000-12,000. Thoroughly modern Thea
Lot 153, Dora Wilson, Nude with a blue drape, est. $4,000-6,000. Before Selfies
Lot 160, Tommy Watson, Umutju, 2009, est $20,000-30,000. Rock on Tommy
Lot 198 Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Coolamon, 2006, estimate $5,000 to $7,000. Cool As!
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School