Dave’s Faves from Deutscher + Hackett and Shapiro’s

November is a very busy art auction month, so David has had to work hard to keep up. This week, he is looking at the offerings from Shapiro’s auction in Sydney on 26 November and from Deutscher + Hackett in Melbourne on 28 November.

Here are Dave’s Faves from Deutscher + Hackett:

Lot 1 – Cyril Power, The Tube Station, c1932, est. $30,000-50,000. Mind the Gap – last example appeared in 2006. Could this be a record price for Cyril?
Lot 2 – Ethel Spowers, Kites, 1936, est. $15,000-20,000. Will Spowers beat Power?
Lot 7 – Ben Quilty, Picnic 3, 2006, est. $35,000-45,000. ‘Superannuation’ – my guess this will be
a half a million dollar painting in 2032
Lot 9 – Howard Arkley, Colour Field Home, 1999, est. $45,000-65,000. Arkley sparkles
Lot 23 – John Coburn, Canticle of the Sun II, 1974, est. $30,000-40,000. Slip, slop, slap
Lot 25 – Arthur Boyd, Shoalhaven Landscape with Black Swan and Cockatoo, c.1985, est. $50,000-60,000. Swan Lake
Lot 33 – Garry Shead, The Manuscript, est. $38,000-48,000. Shead at his best
Lot 35 – Lucian Freud, Girl Sitting, 1987, est. $40,000-60,000. Beats Bacon any day of the week
Lot 46 – Thea Proctor, The Rose, 1927, est. $5,000-7,000. No Gamble Here
Lot 80 – Rupert Bunny, Sketch in Southern France, est. $6,000-8,000. Pretty as a picture
Lot 90 – Max Dupain, Torso in Sunlight II, 1941, est. $2,500-4,500. Form, Light, Sculpture

View online at www.deutscherandhackett.com or in person in Melbourne from 22 to
27 November at Deutscher + Hackett, 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra; the auction is held there on 28 November at 7 pm.

Dave’s Faves from Shapiro‘s:

Lot 21 – Cressida Campbell, Self Portrait 1983, est. $8,000-12,000. Girl, Graphic, Grace
Lot 35 – McLean Edwards, Rum Rebellion # 2, 2003, est. $12,000-18,000. Corruption continuum through NSW Corps (core).
Lot 38 – Margaret Olley, Brisbane Masonic Hall 1948, est. $10,000-15,000. No handshake here
Lot 42 – Clement Meadmore, Wing Spread 1999, edition 1/8, est. $14,000-18,000. Flying High
Lot 66 – Narelle Autio, Splash, Cottesloe, WA.2004, edition 11/15, est. $4,000-6,000. One of her best images – the word ‘iconic’ springs to mind
Lot 81 – Michael Zavros, Executive Suite 2000-2001, est. $20,000-30,000. Michael is the Man
Lot 82 – Robert Klippel, Opus 297B, 1973, est. $30,000-50,000. With Klippel now represented by Gallery Gmurzynska, one of the world’s biggest art dealers, watch his prices skyrocket
Lot 84 – Ah Xian, China, China – Bust 8, 1998, est. $80,000-120,000. Ah!
Lot 92 – Derek O’Connor, Star Sign, I Love You, 1999, est. $1,000-1,500. At this price, just buy it!

Shapiro have got an interesting offer with works from the contemporary art collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland in their sale – check out lot numbers 61 to 94.

View online at www.shapiro.com.au and at Shapiro Gallery, 162 Queen St, Woollahra, from 17 to 26 November. The auction is on 26 November at 6:30 pm Woollahra Hotel Function Room, 116 Queen Street, Woollahra.

Happy to assist you with any questions you may have on these or any of the lots on offer. Contact us via email or phone 02 9977 7764.

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David Hulme is an approved valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program and a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia. David Hulme is also managing director at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, which is a highly respected art consultancy in Australia and has been in operation for over ten years. David also regularly comments on the Australian and international art market on national radio and in numerous local and national newspapers.

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