David’s picks from the upcoming Menzies auction on 24 September in Melbourne includes a wide variety, be it in media (from etchings to photography, watercolours and oils to ceramics), styles (from early colonial to impressionist, modernist and contemporary masters, including Aboriginal stars Albert Namatjira and Emily Kngwarreye) – and also estimates: from just $1,000 up to $380,000 … definitely looks like the 247 lot catalogue offers something for every taste and budget.
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We will be attending the Menzies auction on Thursday, 24 September in Melbourne, so we can also bid on the night for you.
And here are Dave’s Faves for your perusal:
Lot 1 Albert Tucker, Figures with Red Hair 1949, estimate $6,000-$9,000. Surreal Deal
Lot 7 – Albert Namatjira, Central Australian Landscape, est. $20,000-$28,000. Gum Tree Treat
Lot 10 – Rah Fizelle, Untitled, est. $18,000-$24,000. Modernist Magic
Lot 27 – Garry Shead, Sentinel 1993, est. $65,000-$85,000. A magpie of the non-swooping variety
Lot 39 – John Perceval, The Moored Shark Boat 1959, est. $380,000-$450,000. Best boat buy
Lot 49 – Arthur Streeton, Amiens Cathedral, est. $65,000-$85,000. Streeton paints heaven after hell
Lot 51 – John Olsen, Mallee Road to Nhill, 1981, est. $100,000-$140,000. A Road to Somewhere
Lot 55 – John Perceval, Moses and the Insects 1969-70, est. $35,000-$45,000. Perceval peaking
Lot 64 – Conrad Martens, St Thomas’ Church, North Sydney, c1846, est. $16,000-$24,000. Martens Place
Lot 74 – Arthur Boyd, Riversdale Hill with Single Blackbird, est. $28,000-$34,000. Landscape lovers only
Lot 92 – Margaret Clark, The Fallen Star, est. $1,500-$2,500. Do you believe in fairies?
Lot 94 – David Moore, Sisters of Charity, Washington D, USA 1956, est. $4,000-$6,000. Mad Hatters Party
Lot 104 – Emily Kngwarreye, Wildflower 1995, est. $14,000-$16,000. Carry me away Kngwarreye
Lot 168 – John Olsen, Untitled (Platter), 2003, est. $1,000-$2,000. Splatter Platter
Lot 244 – Norman Lindsay, Lesbia 1921, est. $2,500-$3,500. Definitely not a dead parrot
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