Dave’s Faves for the Menzies Auction on 26 April 2018

Menzies are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2018 with some extraordinary offerings from both private and company collections. The auction with 142 lots will be held on 26 April in Melbourne.

There are impressionist gems from the Sir George Tallis collection (tip: watch the video-blog), works from the ExxonMobil collection (check out the massive Inge King sculpture lot 9) and a lovely selection of paintings and sculptures by John Kelly from a contemporary estate collection, among many others.

You can view all works online on the Menzies website, but if you can, go and view the paintings and sculptures in person. You can have a close-up look in:

Sydney from 12 to 15 April, at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington

Melbourne from 19 to 25 April at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

We will be attending the auction on 26 April in Melbourne and can advise you on any works that you may be interested in, with due diligence before the auction, bidding and assistance after the sale.

Get in touch with us on phone 02 9977 7764 and by email [email protected] We would be delighted to help you build your collection or assist you with your first purchase at auction.

Dave’s Faves for the Menzies 20th anniversary auction are:

Lot 1 Rupert Bunny

Lot 1 – Rupert Bunny, Mother and Child on the Beach, est. $10,000-15,000. Delightful

Lot 2 Elioth Gruner

Lot 2 – Elioth Gruner, On the Sands, est. $200,000-300,000. I feel a record price for a Gruner coming on

Lot 3 Penleigh Boyd

Lot 3 – Penleigh Boyd, The Jetty, est. $30,000-40,000. Penleigh’s Paradise

Lot 6 Lloyd Rees

Lot 6 – Lloyd Rees, Illawarra Pastoral, est. $250,000-350,000. Lloyd’s singular vision

Lot 11 Noel McKenna

Lot 11 – Noel McKenna, Sooty Owl, est. $8,000-12,000. McKenna with Fries

Lot 18 Norman Lindsay

Lot 18 – Norman Lindsay, The Veil (Rita), est. $45,000-65,000. Lindsay Love

Lot 23 John Olsen

Lot 23 – John Olsen, Sweeping St. Mark’s Square, Venice, est. $80,000-100,000. A time to be swept up

Lot 25 Brett Whiteley

Lot 25 – Brett Whiteley, Walk at Ubud, est. $120,000-160,000. I’m walking on sunshine

Lot 29 Charles Blackman

Lot 29 – Charles Blackman, Skipping Girl, est. $200,000-300,000. Little Audrey skips into the history books

Lot 30 Russell Drysdale

Lot 30 – Russell Drysdale, Evening on Stony Plains, est. $800,000-1,000,000. Drysdale doesn’t get much better than this

Lot 36 Rick Amor

Lot 36 – Rick Amor, Tramstop, est. $60,000-80,000. Don’t stop

Lot 38 Brett Whiteley

Lot 38 – Brett Whiteley, Preliminary Drawing for Magnolia with Money (Painting to have Real Roll of Money), est. $60,000-80,000. The best things in life are free…but I want “Magnolia with Money”

Lot 41 Tim Storrier

Lot 41 – Tim Storrier, Horizon 2, est. $30,000-40,000. The thin red line

Lot 44 John Kelly

Lot 44 – John Kelly, The Town Council, est. $8,000-12,000. Roo Beaut!

Lot 50 Rick Amor

Lot 50 – Rick Amor, The Dog, est. $4,000-6,000. Lap it up

Lot 54 Arthur Streeton

Lot 54 – Arthur Streeton, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, est. $18,000-24,000. What Streeton did on his honeymoon

Lot 69 Margaret Olley

Lot 69 – Margaret Olley, The Clock, est. $18,000-24,000. Is it time to buy that Olley you have always wanted?

Lot 95 Nicholas Harding

Lot 95 – Nicholas Harding, In the Swell (Swim-ring Girl), est. $6,000-8,000. Time to make a splash

Lot 106 Robert Dickerson

Lot 106 – Robert Dickerson, The Sisters, est. $15,000-20,000. Let’s get serious

Lot 112 James R. Jackson

Lot 112 – James R. Jackson, Evening – Clontarf, Middle Harbour, est. $4,000-6,000. Jackson Five (boats that is)


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Brigitte Banziger

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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