Dave’s Faves for the Mossgreen Auction on 30 August 2015

Mossgreen Auction will have a busy three days end of August when they will be offering the over 1,000 lots from the Peter Elliott collection in Sydney. This vast and varied single owner collection not only includes Australian art, Australian indigenous art, oceanic and tribal art, and Chinese and Asian art, but also decorative arts and antiques.

In the introductory essay to the catalogue, art publisher Lou Klepac is quoted saying “Peter had a better eye for paintings than many dealers”, and that for him “collecting was a serious and passionate occupation … not an activity to acquire ‘trophies’ or make investments”.

Many works from the Australian art were shown to a wider audience in 2011 at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney, and  and Gavin Fry published the companion book “The Peter Elliott Collection”.

This promises to be a most interesting auction, and we are looking forward to seeing the paintings and many more fascinating items. Works are estimated keenly, starting from a few hundred dollars, so expect fierce bidding.

If you are interested in any of the Australian and international art, please let us know. We would be delighted to assist you with pre-purchase advice, due diligence reports and bidding on the night. Phone 02 9977 7764 and email [email protected]

Personal viewing is as follows:

  • Melbourne, 13 – 16 August, Mossgreen, 926-930 High Street, Armadale
  • Brisbane, 21 – 23 August, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street
  • Sydney, 28 – 30 August, Byron Kennedy Hall, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park

Online viewing is available at The Peter Elliott Collection.

The auction of the Peter Elliott collection of Australian art will be held on Sunday, 30  August 2015, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks/Sydney.

The further auction sessions will be held on 31 August and 1 September in the Byron Kennedy Hall, Moore Park.

David restricted himself and picked his favourites from the 193 lots of Australian art, so here are Dave’s Faves from the Peter Elliott collection for your enjoyment and perusal:

Lot 1, William Robinson, Dry Ridge 1991, est. $30,000-40,000. Ridgy Didge

Lot 1, William Robinson, Dry Ridge 1991, est. $30,000-40,000. Ridgy Didge

Lot 2, Fred Williams, Yarra Embankment 1970, est. $20,000-30,000. Shapely

Lot 2, Fred Williams, Yarra Embankment 1970, est. $20,000-30,000. Shapely

Lot 3, Charles Blackman, Girl with Flowers 1952, est. $30,000-40,000. Brooding Blackman at his Brilliant Best

Lot 3, Charles Blackman, Girl with Flowers 1952, est. $30,000-40,000. Brooding Blackman at his Brilliant Best

Lot 6, William Robinson, Afternoon Light - Tambourine with Two Creeks 1992, est. $120,000-180,000. Sorry, run out of Superlatives...

Lot 6, William Robinson, Afternoon Light – Tambourine with Two Creeks 1992, est. $120,000-180,000. Sorry, ran out of Superlatives…

Lot 7, William Robinson, Birkdale Farm Construction with Australorps 1982-83, est. $180,000-250,000. Old McDonald had a Farm too!

Lot 7, William Robinson, Birkdale Farm Construction with Australorps 1982-83, est. $180,000-250,000. Old McDonald had a Farm too!

Lot 11, Brett Whiteley, The Arrival - A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens, 1984, est. $400,000-600,000. The man who sexualised the gum tree

Lot 11, Brett Whiteley, The Arrival – A Glimpse in the Botanical Gardens, 1984, est. $400,000-600,000. The man who sexualised the tree

Lot 22, Sali Herman, Street Singers 1947, est. $15,000-25,000. Early Herman...rave, rave rave

Lot 22, Sali Herman, Street Singers 1947, est. $15,000-25,000. Early Herman…rare, rare, rare

Lot 25, Charles Blackman, Hopscotch 1954, est. $12,000-18,000. Hip, hop, have

Lot 25, Charles Blackman, Hopscotch 1954, est. $12,000-18,000. Hip, hop, have

Lot 30, Euan MacLeod, From Diamond Harbour 1996, est. $700-1,000. Harbouring Desires

Lot 30, Euan MacLeod, From Diamond Harbour 1996, est. $700-1,000. Harbouring Desires

Lot 54, Norman Lindsay, The Singer, est. $800-1,200. Perfect Pitch in Pencil

Lot 54, Norman Lindsay, The Singer, est. $800-1,200. Perfect Pitch in Pencil

Lot 60, John Molvig, The Circus, 1948, est. $2,000-4,000. Clowning around

Lot 60, John Molvig, The Circus, 1948, est. $2,000-4,000. Clowning around

Lot 99, Pro Hart, The Hunter 1954, est. $4,000-6,000. Earliest ever Pro Hart perhaps?

Lot 99, Pro Hart, The Hunter 1954, est. $4,000-6,000. Earliest ever Pro Hart perhaps?

Lot 133, Donald Friend, Jungle with Lizard 1959, est. $5,000-8,000. Friend's Dali Moment

Lot 133, Donald Friend, Jungle with Lizard 1959, est. $5,000-8,000. Friend’s Dali Moment

Lot 134, Henri Bastin, Aboriginal Dancers 1963, est. $800-1,200. Mirth Maketh Man

Lot 134, Henri Bastin, Aboriginal Dancers 1963, est. $800-1,200. Mirth Maketh Man

Lot 138, Henry Mulholland, Bowral Moon 2005, est. $300-500. Moonshine

Lot 138, Henry Mulholland, Bowral Moon 2005, est. $300-500. Moonshine

 

 

 

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Brigitte Banziger

Hello, 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 offer comprehensive art valuation and art brokerage services (selling and buying art on behalf of clients). Our art services cover everything from valuations, art care and restoration, to general advice such as helping define the goals for your art collection and work out the best strategy on how to achieve those goals, including where, how and when to buy or sell.

1 Comment

  1. Leone Brennan says:

    Hi Brigitte,

    Love the Blackman painting, but no more room at the moment unfortunately,

    Best wishes,

    Leone

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