Dave’s Faves for the Sotheby’s auction on 16 May 2018

The upcoming Sotheby’s auction on 16 May is titled “Important Australian & New Zealand Art”, a departure from the usual “Australian & International Art”, and with good reason: lots 97 and 98 are created by two of our neighbour’s most sought-after artists, Charles Frederick Goldie (1870 – 1947) and Gottfried Lindauer (1839 – 1926).

Both Goldie and Lindauer are best known for their Maori subjects, and Sotheby’s have dedicated a separate brochure to these two outstanding rare paintings, presumably to make it easier to reach the audience across the ditch.

The Australian offering is grouped into two catalogues, as the sale includes 38 works from the J.G.L. collection, bringing the total to 137 lots, a hefty number for the traditionally leaner Sotheby’s catalogues.

Viewings are held in Melbourne and Sydney, and a personal visit is highly recommended:

– Melbourne from 2 to 6 May, at Level 9, 41 Exhibition Street

– Sydney from 10 to 16 May, at 30 Queen Street, Woollahra

If you cannot attend, have a look online at Sotheby’s Australia.

The public auction is held on Wednesday, 16 May, 6.30 pm, at the Intercontinental Sydney.

If you are interested in any of the lots and would like to prepare the best you can to make a successful purchase, contact us on 02 9977 7764 or by email info@bhfineart.com.

We would be delighted to assist you with due diligence and sound advice, before, during and after the auction.

And Dave’s Faves are:

Arthur Boyd Narcissus
Lot 1 – Arthur Boyd, Narcissus and Cave (1976), est. $30,000-40,000. Take me to the River
Lot 2 Fred Williams
Lot 2 – Fred Williams, Treefern Hillside, near Tallebudgera (1971), est. $30,000-40,000. Fantastic Ferny Fred
Lot 3 Justin Bo'Brien
Lot 3 – Justin O’Brien, Maremma Landscape (1986), est. $60,000-80,000. Paradise Found
lot 7 Brett Whiteley
Lot 7 – Brett Whiteley, Maroeton Bay Fig, Botanic Gardens (1984), est. $900,000-1,100,000. Brett’s branching out again
Lot 12 Del Kahtryn Barton
Lot 12 – Del Kathryn Barton, Of Pollen 2013, est. $100,000-140,000. Pollinate don’t procrastinate
Lot 14 Daniel Boyd
Lot 14 – Daniel Boyd, King No Beard 2008, est. $15,000-25,000. This parrot really speaks to me
Lot 17 Michael Zavros
Lot 17 – Michael Zavros, Debaser / Marc Jacobs 2010, est. $10,000-15,000. Don’t rub this one off your list
Lot 19 John Perceval
Lot 19 – John Perceval, Adam and Eve 1951, est. $20,000-30,000. No bad apples here
Lot 22 - John Perceval
Lot 22 – John Perceval, The Annunciation, 1969, est. $40,000-60,000. Mary gets the good news
Lot 24 Sidney Nolan
Lot 24 – Sidney Nolan, Kelly at Glenrowan 1964, est. $150,000-250,000. A Kelly with welly
Lot 31 Russell Drysdale
Lot 31 – Russell Drysdale, Long Tom 1961, est. $10,000-15,000. Stick up your hand for this stockman
Lot 36 Brett Whiteley
Lot 36 – Brett Whiteley, The Meeting 1981, est. $1,200,000-1,400,000. A Bird in hand
Lot 37 – Sidney Nolan, Carcass of ram 1953, est. $150,000-200,000. Dead set
Lot 39 Jeffrey Smart
Lot 39 – Jeffrey Smart, Flea Market, Paris (1949-1950), est. $70,000-90,000. Make like Manny Macron
Lot 52 Richard Larter
Lot 52 – Richard Larter, Film Goddess 1959, est. $8,000-12,000. A nice little starter from Larter
Lot 53 Guy Boyd
Lot 53 – Guy Boyd, Swimmer (1981), est. 10,000-15,000. All ready for the Cole Classic
Lot 55 John Coburn
Lot 55 – John Coburn, Tower of Babel 1973, est. $35,000-45,000. I covet this classic Coburn
Lot 58 John Olsen
Lot 58 – John Olsen, Kalla Kooper in Flood 1978, est. $60,000-80,000. I see a flood of hands go up for this one
Lot 60 Arthur Boyd
Lot 60 – Arthur Boyd, The Artist, Rock Cleft and Reflections, est. $50,000-70,000. Is Boyd’s blue for you?
Lot 88 Adrian Feint
Lot 88 – Adrian Feint, (Hibiscus), 1957, est. $4,000-6,000. Lion Island and lion of a painting
Lot 90 Elioth Gruner
Lot 90 – Elioth Gruner, Lion Island 1920, est. $15,000-20,000. The lion roars once again
Lot 91 Norman Lindsay
Lot 91 – Norman Lindsay, The Duke’s Picnic (1945), est. $30,000-40,000. In glorious technicolor
Lot 98 Gottfried Lindauer
Lot 98 – Gottfried Lindauer, Maori Girl Learning the Haka (circa 1907), est. $250,000-350,000. Prepare to battle it out with the Auckland Art Gallery. Ka mau te pai
Lot 100 Danila Vassilieff
Lot 100 – Danila Vassilieff, Three Forms (1953), est. $30,000-50,000. Vassilieff rocks
Lot 110 Albert Tucker
Lot 110 – Albert Tucker, Image of Modern Evil 1972, est. $20,000-30,000. Evil Grin
Lot 112 Albert Tucker
Lot 112 – Albert Tucker, Image of Modern Evil (1972), est. $20,000-30,000. Bronzed Aussie


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