Dave’s Faves from the Menzies 23 March 2016 art auction

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.

Personal viewing:

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:

Keith Haring

Lot 2, Keith Haring, Pop Shop IV, 1989. Est. $20,000-$30,000. Must Have Pop Art!

Ethel Carrick Fox lot 7

Lot 7, Ethel Carrick Fox, Cottages by a Bridge, est. $4,000-$6,000. With Affection and Reflection


Bertram Mackennal

Lot 14, Bertram Mackennal, Morning (Woman Dressing her Hair), c1902, est. $30,000-$40,000. The Best of Bertram

Penleigh Boyd lot 15

Lot 15, Penleigh Boyd, Portsea Pier 1922. Est. $45,000-$55,000. A diamond always sparkles

Margaret Olley lot 16

Lot 16, Margaret Olley, Still Life with Lilies and Agapanthus, 1973, est. $50,000-$70,000. Olley Olé!

Jeffrey Smart lot 18

Lot 18, Jeffrey Smart, Morgan Warehouse 1946, est. $70,000-$90,000. Museum Quality Painting

Tim Storrier lot 27

Lot 27, Tim Storrier, Over the Night Road (Flame & Line), est. $150,000-$200,000. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Sidney Nolan lot 52

Lot 52, Sidney Nolan, Central Australia with Brolga, 1966, est. $7,000-$10,000. A Bird in Hand

Margaret Olley lot 71

Lot 71, Margaret Olley, Untitled (Still Life with Poppies and Daisies), 1969, est. $25,000-$30,000. Eye Popping Poppies

Constance Stokes lot 72

Lot 72, Constance Stokes, Marguerites and Cornflowers, 1930, est. $9,000-$12,000. Flowerful = Powerful

Margaret Preston lot 73

Lot 73, Margaret Preston, NSW Orchids 1925, est. $12,000-$16,000. Printing Paradise

Lloyd Rees lot 93

Lot 73, Lloyd Rees, Untitled, est. $5,000-$7,000. Pencil Perfect

Michael Zavros lot 96

Lot 96, Michael Zavros, Untitled, 2002, est. $7,000-$9,000. You’ve got to hand it to him

Ray Crooke lot 102

Lot 102, Ray Crooke, View from the Window, est. $7,000-$10,000. Feel like a Holiday?

Sally Gabori lot 111

Lot 111, Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, est. $3,000-$5,000. Must Have Abstract

Andy Warhol lot 120

Lot 120, Andy Warhol, Pears, from Space Fruit: Still Lives, 1979, est. $8,000-$10,000. Legend for less

Elisabeth Kruger, lot 128

Lot 128, Elisabeth Kruger, Still Life c1990, est. $4,000-$6,000. Fruity & Full of Flavour

Peter Booth lot 146

Lot 146, Peter Booth, Untitled (Landscape), 1984, est. $1,000-$2,000. Mad Max was here!

Pablo Picasso lot 168

Lot 168, Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, 1958, est. $5,000-$7,000. How much for a hand-signed work by Picasso from 1958?



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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.

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