Dave’s Faves Sotheby’s 10 and 11 May 2016

Reserve two evenings for Sotheby’s autumn auction in Sydney: on 10 May, 120 works from the collection of renowned Sydney art dealer Denis Savill will go under the hammer, a veritable who’s who of Australian art, and many unreserved – look out for the  □ sign in front of the estimate. Expect frenetic bidding.

On the following evening on 11 May, an impressive mixed vendor sale offers 74 select gems, with some outstanding works by John Brack, whose “Two Running Girls” grace the cover.

Viewing in Sydney is from 5 to 11 May at Paddington Town Hall.

You can see all works online for the 10 May auction at Denis Savill Collection, and for Sotheby’s auction on 11 May.

For independent pre-purchase advice on any lots, please contact us on 02 9977 7764 or [email protected].

We will be attending both sales and can also bid for you in person, and look forward to two very interesting nights at the Intercontinental Hotel.

And what has caught David’s eye? See his “Faves” from the Savill Collection (lot 1 – 120) and from the mixed vendor sale (lots 121 – 195) here:

Arthur Boyd Bride over Shoalhaven

Lot 1, Arthur Boyd, Bride over Shoalhaven, est. □$14,000-18,000. “Married at First Sight”

Arthur Boyd

Lot 4, Arthur Boyd, Landscape with Figure and Bird (ca 1963), est. $20,000-30,000. Dickie Attenborough once owned this dickie bird

Lot 5, Donald Friend. Soldiers making a Bonfire (ca 1942), est.  □$8,000-12,000. Soldier on

Lot 5, Donald Friend. Soldiers making a Bonfire (ca 1942), est. □$8,000-12,000. Soldier on

Lot 6, Lloyd Rees, Blue Day Tasmania, 1976, est.  □$10,000-15,000. Wash away the Blues

Lot 6, Lloyd Rees, Blue Day Tasmania, 1976, est. □$10,000-15,000. Wash away the Blues

Lot 16, William Robinson, Farmyard 1981, est.  □$10,000-15,000. Bill for less bills

Lot 16, William Robinson, Farmyard 1981, est. □$10,000-15,000. Bill for less bills

Lot 17, Clifton Pugh, Wrens, 1976, est.  □$6,000-9,000. See us on Twitter

Lot 17, Clifton Pugh, Wrens, 1976, est. □$6,000-9,000. See us on Twitter

Lot 23, William Dobell, Sydney from Farm Cove (1945), est.  □$15,000-20,000. "One of Pro's old Pros"

Lot 23, William Dobell, Sydney from Farm Cove (1945), est. □$15,000-20,000. “One of Pro’s old Pros”

Lot 34, John Russell, Offshore Breeze, Liguria (1920), est.  □$6,000-9,000. Water Music

Lot 34, John Russell, Offshore Breeze, Liguria (1920), est. □$6,000-9,000. Water Music

Lot 73, Sidney Nolan, The Pursuit 1955, est. $60,000-80,000. Time to call in the Feds

Lot 73, Sidney Nolan, The Pursuit 1955, est. $60,000-80,000. Time to call in the Feds

Lot 84, Charles Blackman, Children Playing 1964, est.  □$7,000-12,000. Top Drawer

Lot 84, Charles Blackman, Children Playing 1964, est. □$7,000-12,000. Top Drawer

Lot 121, Jeffrey Smart, High C (1957), est. $30,000-50,000. Aaaaahhhhhr!

Lot 121, Jeffrey Smart, High C (1957), est. $30,000-50,000. Aaaaahhhhhr!

John Brack

Lot 122, John Brack, Portrait of Dr Ursula Hoff 1954, est. $40,000-$60,000. Brack Magic

Arthur Boyd Bride

Lot 123, Arthur Boyd, Bridegroom waiting for his Bride to grow up (1957-58), est. $150,000-250,000. Buy Boyd Bride

Lot 129, Fred Williams, Rocky Hilsside, You Yangs (1974), est. $250,000-350,000. The Yin and the You Yangs

Lot 129, Fred Williams, Rocky Hilsside, You Yangs (1974), est. $250,000-350,000. The Yin and the You Yangs

Nicholas Chevalier

Lot 137, Nicholas Chevalier, Mount Abrupt, 1864, est. $200,000-$300,000. Lest we Forget

John Perceval

Lot 140, John Perceval, Tug Boat in the Floating Dock (Williamstown), 1968, est. $90,000-120,000. Float your Boat

Lot 142, Fred Williams, Hillside Landscape No. 1 (1966), est. $1,000,000-$1,200,000. Pursuit of Perfection

Lot 142, Fred Williams, Hillside Landscape No. 1 (1966), est. $1,000,000-$1,200,000. The Pursuit of Perfection

Clement Meadmore

Lot 143, Clement Meadmore, Double Up (1970), est. $80,000-120,000. In awe of Meadmore

Lot 144, Lucian Freud, Head of an Irishman (1999), est. $45,000-55,000. "Where's  me Guinness?"

Lot 144, Lucian Freud, Head of an Irishman (1999), est. $45,000-55,000. “Where’s me Guinness?”

Rosalie Gascoigne

Lot 146, Rosalie Gascoigne, Beach House 1990, est. $100,000-$150,000. Shabby Chic

John Brack

Lot 152, John Brack, Two Running Girls 1959, est. $1,000,000-1,200,000. Sisters Doing it for Themselves

William Dobell

Lot 153, William Dobell, Sketch for Saddle-My-Nag (1937), est. $25,000-35,000. Title Tattle

John Brack

Lot 165, John Brack, Christmas Lilies 1955, est. $200,000-300,000. Gilding Lilies, not

Ben Quilty

Lot 169, Ben Quilty, Lloydy 2010, est. $25,000-35,000. After Boydy how about Lloydy?

Lot 176, Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly Head 1964, est. $20,000-30,000. Kelly with Welly

Lot 176, Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly Head 1964, est. $20,000-30,000. Kelly with Welly

Sotheby's Fine Art Auction on 10 and 11 May 2016
Starts: 05/10/2016 06:30 pm
Ends: 05/11/2016
Duration: 21 hours:
Intercontinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW
2000
AU

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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