Dave’s Faves for the Sotheby’s Fine Art Auction 25 August 2015

Auction season is upon us once again, and the upcoming round of fine art auctions from Australia’s leading exponents offers a particularly good field of art: starting with  Sotheby’s and their 25 August auction, then Deutscher + Hackett on the 26 August, and Mossgreen Auctions on 30 August with the Peter Elliott collection, all held in Sydney.

We are very excited by the volume and quality of works on offer, so expect two more Dave’s Faves very soon.

As always, we are delighted to assist you with advice prior to any purchase and create due diligence reports, so we can bid with confidence for you on the night.

Get in touch with us on 02 9977 7764 or email us at [email protected]

To see all images online, visit Sotheby’s Australia’s website.

You can view all paintings and artworks personally in Melbourne from 13 – 16 August at 41 Exhibition Street, and in Sydney from 20 – 25 August at 30 and 34 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The auction will be held on 25 August 2015, 6.30 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney.

And here are Dave’s Faves for the Sotheby’s auction:

Lot 3 Ethel Carrick Fox

Lot 3, Ethel Carrick Fox. A Market in Kairouan, c1911, est. $60,000-80,000. A Lesson in Marketing

Lot 12 Sydney Long Kookaburra

Lot 12, Sydney Long, Kookaburra 1910, est. $4,000-6,000. Sid’s on Song

Lot 16 Justin O'Brien

Lot 16, Justin O’Brien, The Pear Vendor (1980), est. $50,000-70,000. Compositional Magic

Lot 23 Sidney Nolan

Lot 23, Sidney Nolan, Burke 1966, est. $10,000-15,000. Back a Burke

Lot 24 Fred Williams

Lot 24, Fred Williams, (Upwey Hillside), 1964, est. $25,000-35,000. Bidding’s up at Upwey

Lot 25 Lloyd Rees

Lot 25, Lloyd Rees, From the Terrace – Morning 1973, est. $6,000-8,000. Terrific Tuscan Terrace

Lot 34 Donald Friend

Lot 34, Donald Friend, Shopping in the Pettah (1961), est. $8,000-12,000. Hanker for Sri Lanka

Lot 48 Sidney Nolan

Lot 48, Sidney Nolan, The Emu Hunt 1949, est. $600,000-800,000. Hunt it, have it, hang it

Lot 49 William Robinson

Lot 49, William Robinson, Moonshine Landscape (1987), est. $200,000-300,000. Take me to the Moon

Lot 57 Jeffrey Smart

Lot 57, Jeffrey Smart, Morning Practice, Baia, 1969, est. $550,000-750,000. A Fine Balance

Lot 50 Bronwyn Oliver

Lot 59, Bronwyn Oliver, Trickle (2004), est. $120,000-160,000. Trickle or Treat?

Lot 68 Brett Whiteley

Lot 68, Brett Whiteley, Bondi, est. $40,000-60,000. Quintessential


Lot 76 Rick Amor

Lot 76, Rick Amor, Backbeach Sorrento 2005-2006, est. $28,000-38,000. Amor gives you more

Lot 78 Sidney Nolan

Lot 78, Sidney Nolan, Foliage 1953, est. $25,000-35,000. True Grit

Lot 84 Fred Williams

Lot 84, Fred Williams, (Lysterfield, Ochre and Silver), 1968, est. $30,000-40,000. Dot Dash Dot Dash

Lot 99 Arthur Streeton

Lot 99, Arthur Streeton, Unloading Bricks, Kew, 1905, est. $30,000-40,000. Painterly Passion

























































































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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.


  1. Albert Zenere says:

    Please keep me on your mailing list.
    With Thanks

  2. Of course, glad to hear you enjoy our emails.

  3. Miki Bunton says:

    Thank,s for your faves,look forward to them each time.Regards Miki

  4. Thanks, Miki, happy to hear that.
    Cheers, Brigitte

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