Menzies present a bumper issue as the last of the big spring auctions is approaching. On 21 September, the mixed vendor sale offers 129 lots, and the following night is dedicated to the stock-in-trade of Savill Galleries, presenting 160 lots.
As Menzies CEO Justin Turner writes in his introduction to the second night: “Prospective buyers can take some comfort from the fact that this is one auction where they will not be competing against the dynamic Mr Savill in the saleroom!” – which may well translate into some interesting bargains.
If you ever dreamt of Venice, this may be your chance as well. La Serenissima inspired countless artists, and there is a beautiful selection on offer, ranging from an imposing Arthur Streeton with a big price tag to less widely known artists’ gems at modest prices, estimated well under $2,000.
The Sydney preview is held from Thursday, 8 Sept, to Sunday, 11 Sept at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.
Melburnians can preview the artworks from Friday, 16 Sept, to Tuesday, 20 Sept at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
The auctions are held on Wednesday, 21 Sept, and Thursday, 22 Sept, 6.30 pm, at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.
We would be pleased to assist you with due diligence and pre-purchase reports. Just give us a call on 02 9977 7764 or email [email protected] to find out how.
We can also represent your interests in the auction room, as we will be attending both nights and bid for you.
Have a look online at the 21 September auction, and also visit the online catalogue of the Savill stock-in-trade on 22 September.
And now to Dave’s numerous Faves for the Menzies sales on 21 September (lots 1 – 129) and 22 September (lots 201 – 361):
Lot 2 – William Dobell, Faces of Kings Cross, est. $8,000-12,000. The Eyes have it!
Lot 3 – Norman Lindsay, The Sultan is Indisposed, c1937, est. $12,000-16,000. Hold that Tiger!
Lot 7 – Cressida Campbell, Pittosporum 1995, est. $20,000-30,000. Go with the Flow
Lot 12 – Lill Tschudi, Schiffe (Boats), 1951, est. $7,000-9,000. Swiss Quality
Lot 13 – Brett Whiteley, The Fish River, 1979, est. $20,000-30,000. You can bet on Brett
Lot 27 – Arthur Streeton, The Festa (The Fete), 1908, est. $120,000-160,000. Uber me a Gondola
Lot 30 – Tim Maguire, Untitled 20070401, 2007, est. $100,000-150,000. Should harvest a fine reserve
Lot 47 – Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled, 1992, est. $45,000-55,000. Simply the best
Lot 51 – Ray Crooke, Island Afternoon, est. $30,000-40,000. Your Treasure Island?
Lot 57 – Albert Namatjira, Landscape with Eucalypt Tree, est. $14,000-18,000. A rare portrait landscape
Lot 101 – Euan MacLeod, Study, Speak no Evil, 2006, est. $9,000-16,000. I hear you
Lot 126 – John Olsen, Frog in the Rain, 1975, est. $4,000-6,000. Raining cats and frogs
Lot 205 – Adrian Feint, The Golden Urn, 1942, est. $10,000-15,000. My urn runneth over
Lot 213 – William Dobell, Lake Scene Wangi, est. $9,000-12,000. Wing a Wangi
Lot 217 – Elaine Haxton, Untitled (Fishing Boats South England), 1950, est. $5,000-7,000. Surrealist Southern Scene
Lot 220 – David Davies, Dieppe, est. $3,500-5,000. Dinky Di
Lot 244 – Sydney Long, Summer Pastoral, est. $4,000-6,000. Devotional and Divine
Lot 248 – Will Ashton, Grand Canal, Venice, c1919, est. $4,000-6,000. The Glittering Prize
Lot 249 – Will Ashton, Venice, est. $4,000-6,000. Sparkling
Lot 283 – Henri Bastin, Tribal Dance 1963, est. $1,200-2,400. Let’s Dance!
Lot 285 – Donald Friend, Warrior, c1938, est. $3,000-5,000. Rare Early African Friend
Lot 286 – William Dobell, Natives New Guinea, 1949, est. $5,000-7,000. Fun in PNG
Lot 307 – Harley Griffiths, Venice, 1955, est. $1,200-1,800. Take me there
Lot 310 – Charles Bryant, Paddle Steamers, Circular Quay, Sydney, est. $3,000-4,000. Steam in for this one
Lot 317 – Sam Byrne, Mining Broken Hill, 1886, est. $4,000-6,000. I dig this!
Lot 322 – Guy Boyd, Standing Woman, est $5,000-7,000. Don’t be shy, bid on Guy