Dave’s Faves Menzies Auction 9 Feb. 2017

2017 starts early and well for art auction aficionados, as Menzies hold the first fine art sale of the year already next week in Melbourne.

The auction date is set for Thursday, 9 February, and the viewing in Melbourne is from 2 to 8 February at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

We’ll be attending the auction and would be delighted to assist you with independent advice on these or any other lots that you may be interested in, and we can also bid and manage the buying process for you. Happy to speak further with you.

The catalogue contains 147 lots, from colonial, modern and contemporary Australian and to international rarities, and David has picked no less than 20 for his “Dave’s Faves”.

The full online catalogue is available at the Menzies website.

Hans Heysen

Lot 1, Hans Heysen, Part of Sydney Harbour, 1908, est. $8,000-12,000. Pastel Paradise

Will Ashton

Lot 5, Will Ashton, Ketch in Sydney Harbour, est. $5,000-8,000. Will you or won’t you?

Tom Roberts

Lot 15, Tom Roberts, Eaglehawk Neck 1925, est. $35,000-45,000. Blue and Blue Chip


Lot 22, Roy de Maistre, At Burdekin House Studio, c1929, est. $24,000-35,000. Roy’s Colourfield Curtains

Danila Vassilieff

Lot 27, Danila Vassilieff, Soap Box Derby 1938, est. $40,000-50,000. On yer bike!

Charles Blackman

Lot 28, Charles Blackman, Four Children 1961-62, est. $60,000-80,000. Black is the new Blackman

Nicholas Chevalier

Lot 30, Nicholas Chevalier, Portrait of Miss Winifred Hudson as a Young Girl, Seated at a Piano, her Doll Nearby, 1888, est. $50,000-60,000. Young Miss by a Swiss

John Olsen

Lot 32, John Olsen, Grevilleas and Tableland, c1981-82, est. $90,000-120,000. Dreamscape

Sidney Nolan

Lot 36, Sidney Nolan, Kelly at Stringybark Creek c1964-65, est. $150,000-200,000. Nolan’s Ned Navigates

Irma Stern

Lot 45, Irma Stern, Flowers and Beach Landscape, 1936, est. $60,000-80,000. Flower Power

Tim Storrier

Lot 47, Tim Storrier, Night Road, est. $60,000-80,000. i-cloud my cloud

Robert Dickerson

Lot 48, Robert Dickerson, The Card Players 2011, est. $55,000-75,000. Full House


Lot 51, John Olsen, The Little Creek, Rydal 2000, est. $40,000-60,000. Frog Olsen

Emily Kngwarreye

Lot 54, Emily Kngwarreye, Merne Alhalkere 1993, est. $30,000-40,000. A must-have Emily

Charles Blackman

Lot 74, Charles Blackman, Untitled (Girl with Flowers) 1958, est. $12,000-16,000. Sleeper?

Brett Whiteley

Lot 89, Brett Whiteley, Untitled (Nudes I & II), est. $25,000-35,000. Nudes Are Us

Noel McKenna

Lot 109, Noel McKenna, Dog in Yard 1990, est. $4,000-6,000. In the dog house again

Louise Hearman

Lot 111, Louise Hearman, Untitled #1325, 2010, est. $9,000-12,000. Haunting Hearman


Lot 115, Paul Ryan, Valentines Cowboy 2015, est. $8,000-12,000. One mean son of a gun

Fred Williams

Lot 147, Fred Williams, Circle Landscape, Upwey 1965-66, est. $3,000-5,000. Etched to perfection


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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.

1 Comment

  1. Frank Perosin says:

    Very impressive array of paintingsm. Must make an effort to get to the gallery in due course!

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