Deutscher + Hackett present an impressive catalogue with 146 lots. It features several specials, among them the Gene and Brian Sherman 1st Capsule Collection (lots 25 – 39), a private collection of works by Albert Namatjira (lots 86 – 91) and works donated by renowned contemporary artists to benefit the National Art School in Sydney (lots 58 – 62).
In a change of venue to reflect this, the auction itself will be held in the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School on Wednesday, 26 August 2015.
However, you can view all artworks prior to the auction in their usual settings:
– in Melbourne from 13 – 16 August at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra
– in Sydney from 20 – 25 August at 55 Oxford Street, corner Pelican Street, Surry Hills.
You can also visit the Deutscher + Hackett website to peruse the online catalogue.
If you would like us to perform due diligence and assist you with pre-purchase advice, ring us on 02 9977 7764 or email [email protected], and we can also bid for you on the night.
And here are the 20 Dave’s Faves from the Deutscher + Hackett offering:
Lot 1, Philip Wolfhagen, Beyond the Garden, 2008, est. $35,000-45,000. Big, Bold and Beautiful
Lot, Ben Quilty, One Hit Budgie, 2004, est. $12,000-16,000. Watch out for Budgie Smugglers
Lot 10, Fiona Hall, Material World, 2001, est. $80,000-120,000. Not for economic Girlymen
Lot 17, Euan MacLeod, Large Boatman, 2006, est. $15,000-25,000. Worth paying for this Ferryman
Lot 18, Philip Wolfhagen, Study for Burning Heap, 2006, est. $6,500-8,500. Burn Baby Burn
Lot 25, John Olsen, Early Morning, Frog Movements, est. $40,000-60,000. Froglicious
Lot 42, Bronwyn Oliver, Twist, 1991, est. $70,000-90,000. Twist and Shout
Lot 43, Rosalie Gascoigne, Pavement II, 1997, est. $55,000-75,000. Follow the Yellow Brick Pavement?
Lot 44, Jeffrey Smart, The Caravan Park, est. $650,000-850,000. There’s camp and there’s camping
Lot 65, John Brack, Reclining Nude, 1981, est. $35,000-45,000. Lay on with Crayon
Lot 66, Constance Stokes, Marguerites and Cornflowers, 1930, est. $15,000-20,000. Misty Magic
Lot 72, Robert Dickerson, The Sunbather, 1987, est. $20,000-30,000. Max Dupain … who’s he?
Lot 73, Albert Tucker, Woman, 1950, est. $45,000-55,000. Tucker’s Zenith
Lot 84, Peter Booth, Untitled, 2002, est. $15,000-20,000. Till Death do us draw
Lot 86, Albert Namatjira, Ghost Gum and Gorge, Central Australia, 1952, est. $30,000-40,000. Ghost Gum with the Mostest Plus Gorgeous Gorge
Lot 98, Clifford Last, Metamporphosis II, 1987, est. $15,000-20,000. Take me to your Leader
Lot 129, Charles Blackman, Children, est. $10,000-15,000. Sublime
Lot 133, Robert Dickerson, Tete a Tete, est. $8,000-12,000. Life before Tinder
Lot 142, Adam Cullen, Giraffe, 2002, est. $4,000-6,000. Go on, stick your neck out!
Lot 143, Noel McKenna, Sooty Owl, 1997, est. $2,500-3,500. Would you like fries with that?