Deutscher + Hackett kick off the 2018 fine art auction season with a finely curated offering of 117 lot on 18 April in Sydney.
They include some sublime Australian impressionist works by husband and wife team Ethel Carrick and Emanuel Phillips Fox, a good number of 20th century sculptures from the greats (Klippel, King, Meadmore) to the young guns (Seton), and photography from Australia’s most famous photograph (Sunbaker) to the most contemporary (Gladwell).
In the indigenous section, there is a very early, rare Papunya Tula work on offer, and in the D+H “specials” of colonial paintings, an 1846 view of Goulburn by Joseph Backler (lot 58).
We also notice a great selection of works on paper by outstanding Australian artists.
If you are interested in any of the lots, let us know.
We will be happy to assist you with all aspects from pre-purchase due diligence, viewing advice to bidding on the night and after-purchase management.
Phone us on 02 9977 7764 or email [email protected] for more information.
You can view all artworks in both Melbourne and Sydney:
in Melbourne, 5 to 8 April, 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra
in Sydney, from 12 to 18 April, 16 Goodhope Street, Paddington.
and anytime online at Deutscher + Hackett.
The auction is held on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 7 pm, at the National Art School, Cell Block Theatre, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst.
And David’s favourites are:
Lot 1 – Ben Quilty, Torana, 2002, estimate $12,000-16,000. Quilty’s Game Changer
Lot 5 – Kenneth MacQueen, Bringing in the Cows, c1928, est. $10,000-15,000. MacQueen’s Land
Lot 6 – Max Dupain, Sunbaker, 1937, est. $40,000-60,000. Australia’s most famous photograph
Lot 9 – Roy de Maistre, St. Jean de Luz, c.1925, est. $40,000-60,000. Colour me good
Lot 10 – Clarice Beckett, Chestnut Avenue, Ballarat Gardens, c.1927, est. $30,000-40,000. Tell me I’m dreamin’
Lot 15 – Charles Blackman, The Sisters, 1953, est. $70,000-90,000. That old Blackman magic
Lot 19 – Brett Whiteley, L’île de la cité, 1989, est. $25,000-35,000. Taking ink to the brink
Lot 21 – John Olsen, The Bridge, est. $45,000-65,000. Yes, Jump
Lot 26 – William Robinson, Wattle Trees with Approaching Storm, 2003, est. $200,000-250,000. Bill’s Wattle Trees are Gold
Lot 28 – Ethel Carrick Fox, On the Sands, c1913, est. $150,000-200,000. Not exactly Baywatch
Lot 29 – Ethel Carrick Fox, Sur la Plage, 1910, est. $200,000-250,000. Slip, slop, slap
Lot 44 – Alex Seton, That explains the Dead Birds, 2006, est. $20,000-30,000. Please do not sit on Seton’s seat
Lot 47 – Dale Frank, Sulphur Creek Penguin, 2000-05, est. $25,000-35,000. Spot the Penguin, win a Prize
Lot 51 – Anatjari Tjakamarra, Men’s Ceremony, 1972, est. $60,000-80,000. Priceless Papunya
Lot 52 – Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Awelye, 1995, est. $60,000-80,000. Damien Hirst did not paint this!
Lot 76 – Lloyd Rees, The Village of North Ryde, 1947-69, est. $25,000-35,000. Ride in Ryde
Lot 96 – Ethel Spowers, Up the Pine Tree, 1927, est. $8,000-12,000. What a Tree-t
Lot 97 – Nora Heysen, Spring Bunch, 1947, est. $16,000-20,000. Surreal, simple, sublime
Lot 98 – Albert Namatjira, Mount Sonder viewed from Glen Helen, Northern Territory, c1945, est. $15,000-20,000. Ponder Mount Sonder
Lot 100 – Danila Vassilieff, Girl and boy watching me paint, 1949, est. $8,000-12,000. No, no, paint me please Mr Vassilieff?
Lot 112 – Sidney Nolan, Bird over Tin Mine, North Queensland, 1949, est. $6,000-9,000. Glass with Class
Lot 114 – Arthur Streeton, Windy Day, Sussex, est. $5,000-7,000. The cheapest Streeton you will ever find