Dave’s Faves from the Deutscher + Hackett Fine Art Auction on 2nd May in Sydney

Lot 1 – Bridget Riley, Green surrounded by violet and orange, 1969, est. $80,000-120,000. Biggest Bridget for your Buck.
Lot 5 – Peter Booth, Untitled, 2001, est. $25,000-35,000. This is a Snow Go area.
Lot 8 – Arthur Streeton, Settler’s Camp, 1888, est. $1,000,000-1,500,000. The one to watch.
Lot 9 – Arthur Streeton, Sirius Cove, 1895, est. $250,000-350,000. No camping
Lot 10 – Arthur Streeton, The harbour from Mosman, 1926, est. $350,000-450,000. Harbour Heaven
Lot 13 – Elioth Gruner, Spring Mist, 1932, est. $30,000-40,000. Elioth turns on the light
Lot 16 – William Dobell, Charles Lloyd Jones c1951, est. $50,000-70,000. The Portrait Master
Lot 18 – John Brack, Six couples dancing, 1992, est. $80,000-120,000. Brack’s back
Lot 29 – Tony Tuckson, Standing Nude 1952-56, est. $12,000-16,000. Homage to Picasso
Lot 40 – Bertram MacKennal, Diana Wounded, 1905, est. $20,000-30,000. Diana Divine Be Mine
Lot 41 – Norman Lindsay, Balinese Dancer c. 1927, est. $25,000-35,000. Beautiful Bali Belly
Lot 54 – S.T. Gill, Natives and pastoralist, Adelaide Hills c.1845, est. $5,500-7,500. Adelaide charm
Lot 60 – Thea Proctor, Summer of Remembrance, c.1916, est. $4,000-6,000. Original watercolour for a very fine print
Lot 61 – Grace Cossington-Smith, Waratah c.1925, est. $10,000-15,000. Precious and precise – be prepared to pay more for this gem
Lot 62 – Charles Meere, Still Life, 1940, est. $8,000-12,000. Luminous
Lot 78 – Guan Wei, Police pursue Ned Kelly, 2004, est. $5,500-7,500. It doesn’t always have to end in tears (read the inscription…)
Lot 87 – Shaun Gladwell, Guide to recent architecture: Fountains (excerpt), 2000-07, est. $2,500-3,000. Skating on water
Lot 111 – Michael Doolan, Pokemon, 2002, est. $1,200-1,500. Who’s Jeff Koons
Lot 132 – Albert Henry Fullwood, Study for reflections, c. 1898, est. $4,000-6,000. Reminiscent of the famous 9 x 5 exhibition of 1889
Lot 133 – Charles Bryant, Brixham Trawlers, 1919, est. $4,000-6,000. An artist who deserves to be better known

View images in the catalogue online at Deutscher + Hackett.

Viewing in Sydney is from Thursday, 26 April to Tuesday, 1 May, at 55 Oxford Street, Surry Hills.

The auction is held on Wednesday, 2 May, 7 pm, Paddington Town Hall.

If you are interested in any lots and would like us to advise / bid for you, let us know.

Written by

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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