The first 13 lots of the Smith & Singer sale all come with the provenance of a single owner collection, the Selwyn and Renata Litton collection.
In his introduction to the dedicated collection catalogue, Geoffrey Smith writes: “The late Selwyn Litton and his wife, Renata, were careful, considerate and thoughtful art collectors who loved sitting down to a soy latte and soy cappuccino while they discussed the upcoming auction. What pieces would be offered and from which artists?”
The Litton’s due diligence and astute buying bears fruit. The 13 works are a veritable pantheon of 20th century Australian artists, ranging from Howard Arkley, Arthur Boyd to Sidney Nolan and Fred Williams. You could justifiably call them all museum-quality. So not surprisingly, four made it into Dave’s Faves.
It is well worth going to see the 100 lot strong Smith & Singer offering in person: in Melbourne from 19 to 23 April at 14-16 Collins Street.
In Sydney, the preview is held on from 27 April to 2 May at 30 Queen Street, Woollahra.
The auction is on Tuesday, 2 May, 6.30 pm, at the NCJW, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra.
Online, you can view all artworks on the Smith & Singer website.
We would be delighted to assist you with pre-sale due diligence, research, bidding so you also can add museum-quality artworks to your collection.
And these are the Dave’s Faves for the Smith & Singer auction: