Dave’s Faves Menzies 9 July 2020

Menzies Auctioneers will hold their fine art sale on 9 July 2020 in Sydney, their first live auction after the suspension of public gatherings.

Personal viewing is available as is usual both in Melbourne and Sydney prior to the auction:

  • in Melbourne from 24 to 28 June at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra
  • in Sydney from 2 to 8 July at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

On most days, there are extended viewing hours from 11 am to 8 pm.

The auction is held on 9 July 2020, 6.30 pm, at the Menzies premises at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

The offering contains 102 lots and gathers some of the most sought after names in Australian an international art.

Among them is an impressive Albert Namatjira from 1942, a number of Sidney Nolan works on paper including a Kelly head, an early Ethel Carrick Fox of a Sydney landscape, a choice of colourful canvasses by acclaimed indigenous painter Sally Gabori, and a delightful ceramic by the giant of 20th century art, Picasso.

Get in touch with us if you would like to use our expertise prior to purchasing and our experience with bidding on the night. You can contact us on [email protected] and 0466 313 095. We would be delighted to assist you.

The complete Menzies catalogue is available on the Menzies website.

Have a look at Dave’s Faves to see the works that caught his eye:

Lot 10 – Ray Crooke, Family Resting by River, 75 x 100 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Give Peace a Chance

Lot 11 – Albert Namatjira, Quarritana 1942, 38.5 x 27.5 cm, est. $20,000-30,000. No not Quarantine… Quarritana

Lot 13 – Sidney Nolan, Kelly Stubbs 1964, 64 x 52 cm, est. $15,000-20,000. Stubbs Rubbing us up the Right Way

Lot 14 – Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country 2008, 121 x 91 cm, est. $7,000-10,000. Add some Colour to your Day

Lot 16 – Minotaure Attaquant Une Amazone, 1933, 19.4 x 26.8 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. Hand signed Picasso from the very important Vollard Suite of Etchings

Lot 17 – Pablo Picasso, Chouette aux Plumes (Feathered Owl), 1951, 28 x 21 x 16 cm, est. $10,000-15,000. A Very Wise Decision

Lot 19 – Ethel Carrick Fox, Stanwell Park c1913, 27 x 35 cm, est. $6,000-9,000. Early Ethel for under 10K

Lot 27 – Jeffrey Smart, Outside the Ministry, 1970, 80 x 90 cm, est. $400,000-600,000. The Ministry of Cool

Lot 28 – Grace Cossington Smith, Jug with Fruit in the Window, 1960, 90 x 73.5 cm, est. $300,000-400,000. Don’t keep still on this one

Lot 31 – Lin Onus, Mandigningi, 1992, 91 x 152 cm, est. $200,000-300,000. You might shed some crocodile tears if you lose out on this one.

Lot 54 – Will Ashton, Paris, 46 x 38 cm, est. $8,000-10,000. Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs

Lot 56, Sidney Nolan, Greek Landscape, 1959, 51 x 61 cm, est. $15,000-20,000. Greece is the Word (with apologies to John Travolta)

Lot 59 – Rosalie Gascoigne, Murrumbidgee Venus, c1973-74, 42 x 45 x 19 cm, est. $20,000-26,000. Everyone’s been knitting in lockdown

Lot 67 – Julia Deville, Piglet 2009, 25 x 23 x 15 cm, est. $5,000-8,000. Don’t Miss Piggy

Lot 72 – Emily Kame Kangwarreye, Wildflower Dreaming, 120 x 80 cm, est. $18,000-24,000. Don’t dream it’s over

Lot 100 – Francis Bacon, Figure at a Washbasin (from Requiem pour la Fin des Temps), 1977-78, 47.4 x 36.3 cm, est. $16,000-20,000. I want my binge TV (with apologies to Dire Straits)

Written by

Brigitte Banziger

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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