Dave’s Faves for the Menzies auction – March 23

After a break of a little more than a year, David’s tongue-in-cheek look at the most significant art offerings in Australian art auctions returns. 

While looking at art online is nice, there is nothing quite like viewing it personally. We can’t wait to see the best and most interesting art that the major auction houses will be offering in 2023. 

We do enjoy assisting our clients in the purchase of museum quality art so that they can build their own museum quality art collection at home. Our quality advice is just a phone call, email or Zoom meeting away. 

And Menzies start the 2023 auction season with a sparkling selection of 147 offerings. Lots 25 to 49 come from the collection of the late Thomas and Eva Breuer, one of Sydney best-loved art dealers who had passed away in 2010. 

Lot 31, William Robinson’s “Farm II”, is accorded pride of place as cover lot, and blends the artist’s gentle humour with his signature dizzying perspective. 

Other treasures in the collection include an early incised woodblock flower painting by artist du jour Cressida Campbell (lot 35), a couple of immersive flower close-ups by Tim Maguire (lots 32 and lot 36), as well as a selection of Sidney Nolans, with lot 30, a 1966 “Landscape with Camel” from the Burke and Wills series, exhibiting stellar provenance from the artist’s estate. 

You can enjoy the preview in Sydney from 16 to 19 March at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington, and in Melbourne from 23 to 28 March at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

The auction will be held on Wednesday, 29 March, 6.30 pm, at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra. 

You can preview all artworks online at the Menzies website.

We would be delighted to assist you with pre-sale due diligence and experienced bidding on the night. You can find out more about our art brokerage services here

Dave’s Faves for the first Menzies fine art auction of 2023 are: