Dave’s Faves from the Lawson-Menzies auction 19 May 2011

I took time out on Wednesday afternoon to have a good look around the Lawson-Menzies fine art offerings for their sale next Thursday evening. There are 272 lots in this sale – with not only many reasonably priced artworks, but 37 works offered unreserved. Look out for the red square by each work.

Once again, I have picked out my 20 eclectic favourite works. I like them for artist, quality of the work and value for money.

Viewing is on now every day from 10 am to 5.30 pm until including 19 May in Sydney, 12 Todman Ave, Kensington. And you can also view online on the Lawson-Menzies website.

If you are interested in a work or would like us to bid, contact us as soon as possible.

And now to Dave’s Faves from the upcoming Lawson-Menzies auction:

Lot 25 – Russell Drysdale – a bargain at this estimate
Lot 33 – John Coburn – mellow yellow
Lot 44 – Fred Williams – his gouaches are good value
Lot 54 – Lloyd Rees – serene
Lot 61 – Tom Roberts – what a painter!
Lot 76 – Lawrence Daws – unusual and lovely work
Lot 87 – Euan McLeod – undervalued
Lot 101 – Emily Kngwarreye – abstract delight
Lot 105 – Mirka Mora – buy now
Lot 112 – Albert Henry Fullwood – delightful
Lot 138 – Bill Henson – a great image
Lot 150 – Neville Cayley – Two birds for the price of one
Lot 157 – Alasdair Macintyre – a lot of fun
Lot 213 – Peter Stephenson – Jean-Michel Basquiat
Lot 227 – John Coburn – unreserved
Lot 229 – Bill Coleman – of its time
Lot 256 – Tim Storrier – great on any wall
Lot 257 – Robert Dickerson – unreserved
Lot 264 – William Robinson – pretty in pink

Two other fine art sales from reputable fine art auctioneers are also worth viewing.

We recommend that you visit the website of Bay East Auctions, The Art and Book Sale,. It is  held on Sunday, 22 May, in Double Bay, Sydney, at 2 pm. 343 lots are on offer and viewing is 20 and 21 May, 10 am – 5 pm, and 22 May from 10 am.

Mossgreen’s Autumn Auction Series of fine Australian art is held on Tuesday 31st May, in Melbourne. Viewing is on the Mossgreen website and public viewing in Melbourne from 28 to 31st May 11 am – 5 pm – 149 lots there.

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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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