After a long summer break, the Australian art auction season is now upon us. Taking up the position of first sale of the year are Menzies Fine Art Auctioneers: their sale on 23 March in Melbourne contains 172 lots.
As usual, David has selected from the catalogue a number of his favourite picks, known as “Dave’s Faves”.
Also as usual, we will be attending all of the important fine art auctions in Melbourne and Sydney in 2016. Our independent and unbiased advice is, as always, just an email or phone call (02 9977 7764) away.
We would be delighted to check out any lots that you might be interested in in this auction or in any other sales throughout 2016 – we feel it will be an exciting year of art at auction in Australia.
You can see all artworks displayed in Sydney at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington, from 9 to 13 March, and in Melbourne at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, from 17 – 22 March 2016.
The auction is held on Wednesday, 23 March, 6.30 pm, at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.
Online viewing is available anytime at the Menzies website.
Dave’s Faves are:
Lot 2, Keith Haring, Pop Shop IV, 1989. Est. $20,000-$30,000. Must Have Pop Art!
Lot 7, Ethel Carrick Fox, Cottages by a Bridge, est. $4,000-$6,000. With Affection and Reflection
Lot 14, Bertram Mackennal, Morning (Woman Dressing her Hair), c1902, est. $30,000-$40,000. The Best of Bertram
Lot 15, Penleigh Boyd, Portsea Pier 1922. Est. $45,000-$55,000. A diamond always sparkles
Lot 16, Margaret Olley, Still Life with Lilies and Agapanthus, 1973, est. $50,000-$70,000. Olley Olé!
Lot 18, Jeffrey Smart, Morgan Warehouse 1946, est. $70,000-$90,000. Museum Quality Painting
Lot 27, Tim Storrier, Over the Night Road (Flame & Line), est. $150,000-$200,000. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Lot 52, Sidney Nolan, Central Australia with Brolga, 1966, est. $7,000-$10,000. A Bird in Hand
Lot 71, Margaret Olley, Untitled (Still Life with Poppies and Daisies), 1969, est. $25,000-$30,000. Eye Popping Poppies
Lot 72, Constance Stokes, Marguerites and Cornflowers, 1930, est. $9,000-$12,000. Flowerful = Powerful
Lot 73, Margaret Preston, NSW Orchids 1925, est. $12,000-$16,000. Printing Paradise
Lot 73, Lloyd Rees, Untitled, est. $5,000-$7,000. Pencil Perfect
Lot 96, Michael Zavros, Untitled, 2002, est. $7,000-$9,000. You’ve got to hand it to him
Lot 102, Ray Crooke, View from the Window, est. $7,000-$10,000. Feel like a Holiday?
Lot 111, Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, est. $3,000-$5,000. Must Have Abstract
Lot 120, Andy Warhol, Pears, from Space Fruit: Still Lives, 1979, est. $8,000-$10,000. Legend for less
Lot 128, Elisabeth Kruger, Still Life c1990, est. $4,000-$6,000. Fruity & Full of Flavour
Lot 146, Peter Booth, Untitled (Landscape), 1984, est. $1,000-$2,000. Mad Max was here!
Lot 168, Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, 1958, est. $5,000-$7,000. How much for a hand-signed work by Picasso from 1958?