Dave’s Faves for the first fine art auction of 2015

Menzies start off the 2015 fine art auction season on 26 March in Sydney, and 83 of the 282 lots are from the estate of renowned art dealer Eva Breuer. Expect to see some very special gems amongst lot numbers 62 to 145.

David has picked quite a few from this distinguished offering for his “Dave’s Faves”:

Lot 92- Brian Dunlop

Lot 92 – Brian Dunlop. From the Estate of Eva Breuer

Lot 3 – Jeffrey Smart, Sant’Angelo 1949-50, est. $14,000-$18,000. Get Smart

Lot 15 – Robert Dickerson, Boy with a Towel 1966, est. $30,000-$40,000. The Blue Boy is a Beaut

Lot 34 – Fred Williams, Rocky Landscape c1958, est. $90,000-$120,000. Alert: early work undervalued

Lot 35 – Irma Stern, Flowers and Beach Landscape, 1936, est. $80,000-$120,000. WOW! Please someone keep this in Australia


Lot 37 – Charles Blackman, Schoolgirl in an Urban Landscape, c1954, est. $70,000-$90,000. We can all fly…

Lot 39 – Lin Onus, Late Afternoon at Barmah 1995, est. $220,000-$280,000. …or we can all float!

Lot 55 – Fred Williams, You Yang Landscape 1966, est. $40,000-$50,000. Less is more

Lot 92 – Brian Dunlop, Short Space of Time I, est. $8,000-$12,000. The Pick of the Bunch

Lot 101 – Danila Vassilieff, Untitled (Two Boys and a Dog) c1941, st. $4,000-$6,000. Life before Bromley

Lot 106 – Sidney Nolan, Kelly in Bush, est. $2,000-$3,000. Early Kelly with Rifle from ’58

Lot 116 – Dale Frank, Untitled 1986, est. $2,000-$3,000. Snap up a big early work

Lot 141 – Victor Rubin, After Manet 1976, est. $300-$500. Manet for no Money?

Lot 148 – Albert Namatjira, Mt. Undoolya, est. $12,000-$16,000. Dreamscape of a Landscape

Lot 166 – Janet Cumbrae-Stewart, Portrait of a Girl with Flowers 1922, est. $16,000-$24,000. Pastel Perfect Pleasure

Lot 167 – Norman Lindsay, Study for Marriage, est. $10,000-$15,000. The Eyes most definitely have it!

Lot 178 – Arthur Streeton, The King’s Barge, Eton 1905, est. $10,000-$15,000. Eton Streeton

Lot 184 – Sali Herman, Lover’s Lane 1944, est. $5,000-$7,000. Love this

Lot 235 – Russell Drysdale, Two Workers, est. $3,400-$4,200. Aussie battlers worth battling for!

Lot 262 – Max Dupain, Surf Boat Launch, Manly 1940s, est. $3,000-$5,000. When the boat goes out…

Lot 264 – Max Dupain, Old Spit Bridge 1935, est. $2,600-$3,200. ….and when the boat comes in

Get in touch with us if you are interested in any of the 282 lots on offer, be it just for a chat or a comprehensive due diligence report – recommended if you are considering a serious purchase.

The Auction is held on 26 March at the Menzies premises in Sydney at 12 Todman Avenue. – We will be attending on the auction night and can also bid for you if required.

Viewing in Melbourne is from 11 to 15 March at 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Viewing in Sydney is from 20 – 25 March at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

Read more about the Estate of Eva Breuer, and access the Menzies online auction catalogue.

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Hi, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We specialise in art valuations for insurance purposes, for family division, deceased estates, superannuation funds and market values, and advise clients regarding purchase and sales of art (art brokerage). Our services are sought by private clients, companies, public galleries and councils alike. Our aim is to provide professional service with friendly, approachable manner.

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