Dave’s Faves from the Sotheby’s August 2013 auction

Sotheby’s sale of Important Australian Art is scheduled also in Sydney for next week on Tuesday, 27 August from 6.30 pm – going along their familiar path of heavily restricting the lots, this time to 48.

I am looking forward to viewing the lots in Sydney, from this Thursday onwards at 118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra.

Once again, tips, advice, due diligence, bidding – David is just a phone call (02 9977 7764) or email away.

Read Dave’s faves – lot 27 in particular is a must…

Lot 1 – Albert Namatjira, The Valley, MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, 1956, est. $30,000-40,000. The best Namatjira in a very long time – no wonder it’s lot 1

Lot 5 – Fred Williams, Hanging Rock (1976,1980), est. $220,000-280,000. Nice place for a picnic

Lot 7 – Sidney Nolan, Desert Bird, 1948, est. $400,000-600,000. A bird in the hand

Lot 8 – Donald Friend, Boy playing flute with two owls, 1956, est. $10,000-15,000. Seriously surrealistic

Lot 27 – Albert Tucker, Extinction Express, 1988, est. $10,000-15,000. Labor cabinet members

Lot 28 – John Olsen, Goya’s dog and the paella, 1986, est. $200,000-300,000. John’s prices on the rise again

Lot 30 – Brett Whiteley, Vase, 1979, est. $18,000-22,000. Cheeky monkey

Lot 33 – E. Phillips Fox, Gumtrees at Cremorne, 1913-1914, est. $30,000-40,000. Trees that please

Lot 37 – Hans Heysen, Spring Flowers, 1925, est. $40,000-50,000. Say it with flowers

Lot 42 – David Larwill, Aviators, 2009, est. $15,000-25,000. FUN

Viewing is also at Sotheby’s website.

Kind regards

David and Brigitte


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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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