Dave’s Faves for the Sotheby’s Auction of 21 July 2015

Sotheby’s offer 126 art lots in their Fine Asian, Australian and European Arts and Design Auction of 21 July in Sydney. The first 56 works are from the Minter Ellison collection – they are put up for sale because the law firm is moving its Sydney offices.

Among the photographic offerings are a very good selection by modernist photographer Max Dupain, and contemporary photographers Bill Henson, Rosemary Laing, Simryn Gill, Tracey Moffatt and Patricia Piccinini, but also paintings by Adam Cullen and David Jolley and a marble sculpture by Akio Makigawa.

Sotheby’s Australia chairman Geoffrey Smith points out that the work in the Minter Ellison collection has been given “very conservative” estimates considering the critical standing of the artists (AFR, 1 July 2015).

If an artwork takes your fancy, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to assist you with pre-purchase advice, due diligence and bidding on the night. Simply contact us on phone 02 9977 7764 and email [email protected]

And of course David has picked 14 “Dave’s Faves” to whet your appetite:

Bill Henson

Lot 2 – Bill Henson, Untitled #18 1992/1999/2000, estimate $12,000-$18,000. Black Gold

Dupain Off-beat

Lot 7 – Max Dupain, Off-Beat 1940, est. $3,000-$5,000. Mobile phones are so distracting!

Lot 16 - Max Dupain, Sunbaker 1937, est. $15,000-$20,000. Bakin'

Lot 16 – Max Dupain, Sunbaker 1937, est. $15,000-$20,000. Bakin’

Lot 12 - Max Dupain, Gilmore's Bookshop, Bond Street, Sydney 1936, est. $3,000-$5,000. E-Book - what's that?

Lot 12 – Max Dupain, Gilmore’s Bookshop, Bond Street, Sydney 1936, est. $3,000-$5,000. E-Book – what’s that?

Lot 53 - Anne Zahalka, Cole Classic (1998), est. $6,000-$8,000. A Fine Body of Work

Lot 53 – Anne Zahalka, Cole Classic (1998), est. $6,000-$8,000. A Fine Body of Work

081_1 Ellis Rowan

Lot 81 – Ellis Rowan, Cornus Florida Cornaceae, est. $1,500-2,500. Flower Power

093 Drysdale

Lot 93 – Russell Drysdale, (Edie), est. $3,000-$4,000. Propping up the Bar

101 Preston

Lot 101 – Margaret Preston, Sturt’s Desert Pea, est. $8,000-$12,000. Preston’s printed pea

102 Rose

Lot 102 – Herbert Rose, The Street, est. $1,800-$2,500. Mediterranean impression

105 Heysen

Lot 105 – Hans Heysen, (Landscape), est. $6,000-$8,000. Hail Heysen

112 Fullwood

Lot 112 – A.H. Fullwood, Berry’s Bay 1927, est. $6,000-$8,000. Berry’s Bay bathed in blue

116 Murch

Lot 116 – Arthur Murch, (Crouching Female Figure), est. $2,000-$3,000 (subject to GST). Make a move on Murch

121 Power

Lot 121 – H. S. Power, (Black Rock, Melbourne), est. $3,000-$5,000. Restore me, adore me…

Lot 123 - Toshio Yoshida (Untitled) 1969, est. $3,000-$5,000. Art bubble perhaps?

Lot 123 – Toshio Yoshida (Untitled) 1969, est. $3,000-$5,000. Art bubble perhaps?

The auction preview is held in Sydney only, from Thursday, 16 July to Tuesday, 21 July, at 30, 34 and 38 Queen Street, Woollahra. The decorative arts of course will be on view as well.

For online viewing, visit the Sotheby’s Australia website.

The auction is held on Tuesday, 21 July, 6 pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney.

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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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