Lawson-Menzies’ offering of 350 lots (which is a lot) is now online, and I have picked a selection from the web. I will be attending both the viewing (which starts on 1 August), and the auction on 8 August 2013 in Kensington/Sydney.
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So here are Dave’s Faves for the first winter auction:
Lot 5 – Frank Hinder, Stateside Memories 1927-1933, 1964. Est. $8,000-12,000. New-found fame for Frank at Sydney Moderns at the AGNSW – this is Frank at his best.
Lot 26 – Fred Williams, Landscape study, est. $24,000-32,000. A little bit of Fred for a little bit of money
Lot 72 – Tim Maguire, Untitled 2008, est. $35,000-45,000. Will Tim’s auction prices ever recover for this perfectionist?
Lot 79 – Adam Cullen, Wild Boar, est. $12,000-15,000. Look great at a regional gallery this one – impact, impact, impact, bums on seats
Lot 104 – Sidney Nolan, Landscape, est. $9,000-12,000. Soft, subtle, suitable
Lot 108 – Clifton Pugh, Two Euros 1961, est. $9,000-12,000. No, these are the cute kind of Euro
Lot 113 – Clara Southern, Riverbend Reflections, est. $5,000-7,000. An excellent work by this very important Australian female artist.
Lot 116 – John Ford Paterson, Landscape with cattle, est. $1,600-2,400. An independent Scot inspired by the Australian landscape
Lot 119 – Adrian Feint, Palm Beach, Still Life 1949, est. $2,000-3,000. Also to be seen at Sydney Moderns AGNSW exhibition.
Lot 162 – Max Dupain, Meat Queue, est. $3,500-4,500. As iconic as The Sunbaker
Lot 166 – Max Dupain, Surf Race Start, Manly 1940, printed 1940s, est. $3,500-4,500. It’s Manly, need I say more
Lot 195 – Lawrence Starkey, A King between two Roses, 2004, est. $3,000-4,000. Decorator’s delight
Lot 225 – Hans Heysen, Landscape 1954, est. $7,000-9,000. Can anyone tell me that they don’t like this?
Lot 229 – Norman Lindsay, Untitled, est. $9,000-12,000. A charismatic portrait
Lot 231 – Sydney Long, Narrabeen Landscape 1917, est. $3,5000-5,500. These Trees Please
Lot 238 – John Perceval, Baby Angel with Wings, est. $4,000-5,000. Perceval knew how to wing it!
Lot 244 – Michael Shannon, Young Man, est. $3,000-4,000. An example of Michael Shannon’s brilliant early work
Lot 265 – Sidney Nolan, Drought Sculpture, 1953, est. $2,500-3,500. Now this really is a demonstration of Nolan’s talent – simplicity
Lot 271 – Robert Jacks, Spanish Dancer 1999, est. $5,000-7,000. All this abstract for so little cash – shame
Lot 323 – John Coburn, Flame Tree, screenprint 1976, est. $1,200-1,800. Coburn’s paper prices in burn-out
See images and read more at the Lawson-Menzies website for yourself.