The first 8 lots of the Deutscher + Hackett sale on 10 April 2019 in Sydney contain four outstanding works by some of the Australian masters of the abstract from the 1960s to the contemporary (Balson, Miller, Audette and Frank), a beautiful selection for the connoisseur of non-figurative art.
This serves as the lead-in to the big bang offering of the night: lots 9 to 20 are labelled “major Australian works of art from an important private collection, United Kingdom”, and deservedly so.
Lot 9 presents Charles Blackman’s “Alice on the Table”, not simply the start, but the painting carrying the greatest expectations of the 12 lots. From the highly acclaimed and beloved “Alice” series, created in 1956, it is estimated at $1,500,000 to $2,000,000.
Have a closer look at Dave’s Faves below, and you will notice that David has picked quite a few from this spectacular offering.
As we have come to expect and love in the Deutscher + Hackett sales, the 111 lots offer the discerning collector an attractive selection of artworks from the colonial to the contemporary, ranging from the today less well known Henry James Johnstone to current favourites such as Cressida Campbell.
We look forward to the viewings:
in Melbourne from 28 to 31 March at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra
in Sydney from 4 to 10 April, 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington.
The auction is held on 10 April 2019, 7 pm, at the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School, Forbes Street, Sydney.
If you are thinking of adding to your collection from the Deutscher + Hackett auction, let us know so we can provide you with advice and due diligence in order to help you purchase astutely. Contact us on 02 9977 7764 and email [email protected].
And Dave’s Faves for the D+H sale are:
Lot 1 – Cressida Campbell, The Ebro, Gore Bay, 1987, 80 x 60 cm, est. $40,000-60,000. I’m definitely on board with this one
Lot 4 – Ralph Balson, Matter Painting, 1962, est. $20,000-30,000. It Does Matter
Lot 6 – Yvonne Audette, Conversation between the Stars, 1964, 93.5 x 130 cm, est. $70,000-90,000. You Talkin’ To Me?
Lot 8 – Julian Opie, Paisley Dress and Red Gown, 2015, 100.5 x 72.5 cm, est. $45,000-55,000. Unsocial Media
Lot 9 – Charles Blackman, Alice on the Table, 1956, 120.5 x 111.5 cm, est. $1,500,000-2,000,000. Curiouser and Curiouser
Lot 10 – Justin O’Brien, Two Figures in a Room, c1990-93, 98.5 x 70.5 cm, est. $150,000-250,000. Delve into the Divine
Lot 11 – The Old Mine, c1951, 91 x 121 cm, est. $350,000-500,000. No! She’s Mine!
Lot 14 – Hans Heysen, The Red Gum, 1926, 71 x 86.5 cm, est. $180,000-240,000. The Masterpiece
Lot 20 – William Robinson, Feeding the Chooks, 1994, 58 cm height, est. $35,000-65,000. More Fun than A Chook Raffle
Lot 21 – Jeffrey Smart, St Kilda, 1959, 51 x 60.5 cm, est. $80,000-100,000. An Early Gem from Jeffrey
Lot 24 – Fred Williams, Lysterfield, c1968, 57 x 75.5 cm, est. $45,000-65,000. Lest you forget Lysterfield
Lot 37 – Emanuel Phillips Fox, Autumn Hillside, Heidelberg, c1900, 51 x 40.5 cm, es.t. 30,000-40,000. Happy in Heidelberg
Lot 43 – Clarice Beckett, The Yarra, Sunset, c1930, 30.5 x 35.5 cm, est. $40,000-50,000. Don’t let the Sun go down on this one
Lot 42 – Hans Heysen, Autumn Flowers and Fruit, 1927, 68.5 x 81 cm, est. $65,000-85,000. Commissioned by Anna Pavlova, a real Primadonna
Lot 53 – Frank Hinder, Forms, 1938, 21.5 x 15 cm, est. $5,000-7,000. One of Hinder’s Hens’ Teeth
Lot 56 – Tony Tuckson, Seated Nude No 2, c 1955, 101.5 x 76.5 cm, est. $4,000-6,000. Take A Tony Tuckson Too
Lot 72 – Ken Unsworth, Stones against the Sky, 1983, 50 x 62 x 62 cm, est. $8,000-12,000. Let’s get stoned
Lot 74 – Rick Amor, Running Woman, 1988, 46 x 55.5 cm, est. $15,000-20,000. No Rush
Lot 79 – Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, 2012, 101 x 196 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Love Yves Klein Blue, How About You?
Lot 86 – Lloyd Rees, Autumn Afternoon, 1935, 19.5 x 26.5 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Time to sharpen your Pencil
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