Smith and Singer Auction 18 November 2020

It has been an extraordinary year for the art market. Commercial art galleries have reported very good sales and even sell-out exhibitions. The auction room has been equally blessed by very strong results.

This has culminated in perhaps the best end-of-year art sales in many years. Confidence in the market from both buyers and sellers is very strong. Smith & Singer’s Sydney auction is offering a magic selection of Australian masters in their 74 lots, including Clarice Beckett, Margaret Preston, Ethel Carrick, John Perceval, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Frederick McCubbin, Rupert Bunny – and many more great artworks to whet the appetite.

In Melbourne, the artworks can be viewed from 5 to 8 November at the Smith & Singer premises on 14-16 Collins Street.

The Sydney viewing is on from 11 to 18 November at 30 Queen Street Woollahra, and the auction is held on 18 November, 6.30 pm, at the NCJW Hall at 111 Queen Street, Woollahra.

You can peruse the entire Smith & Singer catalogue online on their website.

We will be viewing the works in Sydney as soon as possible, and we will attend the auction on the night. We would be delighted to assist you with due diligence and pre-purchase advice, as well as represent you on the evening to bid.

Contact us on email [email protected] or phone 0466 313 095 for more information.

Lot 3 – Clarice Beckett, Sunset, Beaumaris, 30.3 x 45.5 cm, est. $30,000-40,000. “Beau” is the Word

Lot 4 – Margaret Preston, Rock Lilies, 1932, 45.5 x 53 cm, est. $80,000-100,000. “Leave” it to Me

Lot 5 – John Perceval, Boats on a Changing Tide, Mordialloc, 1968, 91.4 x 122 cm, est. $80,000-120,000. John Was Painting Great in “68”

Lot 6 – John Olsen, People Who Live in Victoria Street, 1960, 122 x 182.5 cm, est. $450,000-650,000. For People Who Bid

Lot 7 – Arthur Boyd, Rocks in Budgong Creek, New South Wales, 1979, 183 x 175 cm, est. $220,000-260,000. Time to Roll with the Rocks

Lot 8 – Fred Williams, Lysterfield Landscape, 1968, 91.6 x 107.3 cm, est. $450,000-600,000. Lean, Mean and Green

Lot 9 – Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly: In the Bush, 1955, 61.2 x 51.3 cm, est. $550,000-750,000. Amour For Armour

Lot 11 – Sidney Nolan, Wimmera Landscape, 1943, 63.6 x 73.4 cm, est. $100,000-150,000. 40s Nolans Are Still Underappreciated and Undervalued

Lot 16 – Frederick McCubbin, Golden Light, 1913, 50.6 x 76.2 cm, est. $350,000-450,000. Stick To Your Quarry

Lot 18 – Ethel Carrick, Watching the Fleet from the Domain, 1913, 38.6 x 46.3 cm, est. $250,000-350,000. Those Were The Days

Lot 23 – Elioth Gruner, Silver Sea, Avoca, 1932, 29.5 x 35 cm, est. $40,000-60,000. Capturing the Light Fantastic

Lot 34 – Brett Whiteley, Wategos Beach, Holiday Suite 7, 1989, 55 x 73 cm, est. $60,000-80,000. The More You Look The More You See

Lot 53 – Ray Crooke, Islanders, 152 x 122 cm, est. $35,000-45,000. Have You Been Saving Up for A Ray Day?

Lot 54 – Clement Meadmore, Crossover, 1972, 19.5 x 24 x 16 cm, est. $15,000-25,000. Keep Your Fingers Crossed

Lot 61 – John Olsen, Robert Mair (Thrower), Flowers, 1971, 82 cm high, est. $10,000-15,000. Throw Up Your Hands

Lot 66 – Robert Klippel, NO. 967 (1974, cast in 2009), 67.5 cm high, est. $35,000-45,000. Bronzed Aussie Beauty

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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