Dave’s Faves: Sotheby’s Fine Art May 2014 auction

On 13 May, there are 101 fine paintings on offer at Sotheby’s auction of Important Australian Art. David restricted himself to Dave’s Dozen (aka Dave’s Faves):

Lot 18 – Jeffrey Smart, Figure Study for The Reservoir, Centennial Park (1988), est. $20,000-$30,000. Stairway to Heaven

Tom Roberts Minna Simpson

Lot 30, Tom Roberts, Miss Minna Simpson

Lot 22 – John Brack, Reading the Reader’s Digest 1955, est. $60,000-$80,000. The connoisseur’s choice

Lot 29 – Arthur Streeton, Palaces in Sunlight, 1908, est. $60,000-$80,000. Have your own Biennale

Lot 30 – Tom Roberts, Miss Minna Simpson, 1886, est. $300,000-$400,000. Brigitte’s fave – by far

Lot 31 – Emanuel Phillips Fox, Morning on the Beach (c1909-11), est. $120,000-$140,000. “The One”

Lot 37 – Russell Drysdale, Country Boy (1941), est. $150,000-$180,000. Boy oh Boy!

Lot 48 – Petrina Hicks, Shenae and Jade (2005), est. $6,000-$9,000. Bird Bath


Lot 58 – Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly: Kelly and Horse, 1955, est. $300,000-$400,000. Trophy picture – anyone?

Lot 64 – Jeffrey Smart, Antibes, 1965, est. $250,000-$350,000. Outsmarted again

Lot 90 – Margaret Olley, Portrait (Susie), 1965, est. $8,000-$12,000. Portrait paradise

Lot 99 – William Andrews, Double Bay, Sydney (1870), est. $8,000-$12,000. Restore me – adore me

Lot 100 – Henry Gritten, Punt on the River Murray at Echuca, 1872, est. $10,000-$15,000. Take a punt!

Viewing in Sydney is from 8 to 13 May at 30 Queen Street, Woollahra. The auction is held on 13 May, 6.30 pm, at the InterContinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Or visit Sotheby’s Australia.

If you are interested in any of the lots, contact us to discuss further, for due diligence and bidding on the night to represent your interest. Email [email protected] or phone 02 9977 7764.

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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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