New York Style hits Sydney: Dave’s Faves for the Menzies Art Auction on 23/24 September

The Menzies auction of Australian and International Fine Art and Sculpture will be considerably different this time around: a two day affair – just like they do in New York.

The sale will run in Sydney over the evening of 23rd September with 151 lots and the afternoon of 24th September offering 287 lots.

The Melbourne preview this week shows selected works at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, until Sunday 14 September.

Previewing in Sydney is from 18 to 23 September at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

Sam Fullbrook

Lot 1 – Sam Fullbrook, Compotier

David is giving you his on personal preview right now, and he starts his Dave’s Faves with

Lot 1, Sam Fullbrook, Compotier, c1969, est. $15,000-$20,000 – Colour me good.

Lot 3 – John Coburn, Reaching for the Moon, 1992, est. $10,000-$15,000. Coburn’s Moon Magic

Lot 9 – Arthur Boyd, Early Morning, Rosebud Beach, c1975, est. $20,000-$28,000. NGA – see the show, then own a museum quality example of the artist’s work

Lot 15 – Ray Crooke, Untitled (Island Gathering), est. $12,000-$16,000. Paradise in a painting

Lot 26 – John Brack, Three Couples Dancing, 1992, est. $45,000-$60,000. Something to make a song and dance a about

lot 29 – Margaret Olley (Untitled) (Still Life with Flowers and Fruit c1979), est. $50,000-$70,000. Prickly Pear Perfect

Lot 34 – Dale Frank, Upper Woodstock Pelverata Kaoota 2005, est. $30,000-$40,000. Big and bold for not much bucks

Lot 43 – Arthur Streeton, The Giudecca Lagoon, Venice, c1938, est. $500,000-$700,000. Bellissima

Lot 45 – Eugene von Guerard, View of Hobart Tow, with Mount Wellington in the Background, 1856, est. $1.2 million-$1.8 million. Lost for words – how about ‘monumental’?

Lot 81 – Guy Boyd, Swimmer 1987, est. $14,000-16,000. Worth fighting for this 161 cm high rare and major work by a brilliant sculptor

Lot 106 – Sidney Nolan, Supply Ship, Antarctica 1964, est. $25,000-$35,000. Nolan’s Antarctic series, like Whiteley London abstracts, still highly underrated and undervalued

Lot 120 – Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1971, est. $10,000-$15,000. Priced to sell

Lot 129 – Elaine Haxton, Columbine, 1953, est. $2,500-$3,500. Picasso for Peanuts

Lot 150 – Max Dupain, The Motorbikes, est. $1,200-$1,600. Hey, Dupain, you’ve done it again!

Lot 201 – Arnold Shore, The Holiday, 1953, est. $4,000-$6,000. Who’s Arnold Shore, I hear you ask. Who cares, this is delightful

Lot 242 – Minnie Pwerle, Awelye Antwengerrp, 2000, est. $25,000-$35,000. Enter a world of dreams, though you will require a very big wall

Lot 424 – John Santry, Untitled (Beach Scene), est. $2,000-$3,000. Eat your heart out, Charles Meere

Lot 451 – Euan MacLeod, Digging/Flinders, 2008, est. $1,800-$2,500. I dig this too

Lot 467 – Fred Williams, Little Man, est. $5,000-$7,000. Small image, big impact

Lot 469 – George Baldessin, Untitled Figure 1973, est. $1,000-$1,500. The Prince of Prints

Ask us to discuss any works you are interested in, to get pre-purchase advice and also bidding on the night. Just ring David on 02 9977 7764 or email [email protected].

Click here for the Menzies evening sale catalogue.

And this is the link to the day sale catalogue.


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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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