Dave’s Faves Not For Sale

During the year, we heard some great comments on our Dave’s Faves. So thank you all for this positive feedback on our personal take on the art on offer in Australia at auction each year. (For a review of the Australian art auctions in 2016 as just reported in The Australian, follow this link.)

Our slightly tongue-in-cheek approach is really about mitigating the mystique and sometimes perceived snob factor. But we are the first to admit that the pursuit and purchase of fine art can be somewhat of a minefield – if we can make the journey fun and engaging while avoiding those mines, it should hopefully keep us happy as well as our collectors.

Brigitte suggested something a little different in our last Dave’s Faves of 2016 … it has to be, as there are no more sales.

So here is our special Not For Sale edition of Dave’s Faves:

van Gogh

Fave van Gogh meets Fave TV Comedy

Selfie Meister - Pablo Picasso

Selfie Meister – Pablo Picasso

A Tribute to one of our most beloved clients,  The Reverend Jane- Henry Raeburn "The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch"

A tribute to one of our fave clients, the Reverend Jane – Henry Raeburn, The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch

Not Whiteley

Whiteley or Wongly – Fake of the Year, not by Brett Whiteley

Hanging at Madonna's House - Self portrait with Monkey, Frida Kahlo, 1940

Hanging at Madonna’s House – Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Monkey, 1940

Renoir copy

Hanging at Donald Trump’s house – a copy of Renoir’s “La Loge”, 1874

The Year of Pitchfork Politics - Grant Wood "American Gothic"

The Year of Pitchfork Politics – Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930

Don't Believe the Polls - Except This One: Jackson Pollock "Blue Poles", 1952

Don’t Believe the Polls – Except This One: Jackson Pollock “Blue Poles”, 1952


Life before Brexit – Claude Monet, The Houses of Parliament, London, 1903

Lucien Freud

The Queen’s Speech – Lucien Freud, Queen Elizabeth II, 2001


The King of Queens – Hans Holbein the Younger, Henry the Eighth, c1536


Casino Royale – Caravaggio, Cardsharps, c1594

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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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