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Menzies’ Winter Auction in Sydney on 9 August incorporates some very interesting collections.
Lots 1 – 20 and then again lots 81 – 114 are from the Sandra and Peter Geyer collection of contemporary art, and it is a cracking offering: sculpture, photography, works on paper, oils, Australian and international by some of the greatest names in contemporary art – Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Bill Henson, Noel McKenna, Tracey Moffatt, the list goes on. Plus they come with the excellent provenance of some of Australia’s premier contemporary art galleries.
Another bonus is the lower entry point for contemporary art: estimates for some works start from just $2,000.
Lots 115 – 134 represent Australian Indigenous art from the Dr. Michael and Mrs Patricia Bernard collection, and boasts as well some of the outstanding artists in this field: Emily Kngwarreye, Rover Thomas, Minnie Pwerle to name a few.
The auction is an extensive offering with 176 lots, and well worth visiting in person:
in Melbourne from you can view from 26 to 29 July, at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra,
in Sydney from 2 to 9 August at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.
For due diligence and advice on any artworks in this sale before purchase and bidding on the night, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9977 7764.
We would be delighted to assist you as a sounding board with expert intelligence on the Australian art market to further your collection.
In their half-yearly fine art auction, Bonhams present 162 lots, an unusually large offering including a number of Aboriginal artworks.
Closer inspection of the catalogue reveals that the first 19 lots are from mixed vendors, and the remainder is made up from just two collections: the Bonita Croft and late Gene Zemaitis collection comprising lots 20 to 58, while the majority, lots 59 to 162, are from the collection of the Late Michael Hobbs OAM.
Both these collections allow a revealing insight into the reasons for collecting, as well as the style and range of a collection. In particular the Hobbs collection presents some wonderful “small” and early works of younger artists. Their lower spectrum of estimates, starting from $700, surely would make for an enticing entry into buying in the fine art auction room.
Bonhams will donate a part of their proceeds to the establishment of the Michael Hobbs People’s Choice Award, partnered with Contour 556 which supports Australian artists and foster the role of art.
Personal viewing in Sydney is from 14 to 19 June at the NCJWA Hall, 111 Queen Street, Woollahra, and online at the Bonhams’ website.
The auction takes place in the same venue on Wednesday, 20 June, starting at 6 pm.
If you are looking to add to your own collection, contact us for unbiased and independent advice and due diligence prior to the sale. Simply contact us on 02 9977 7764 and email email@example.com. We are happy to assist you before, during and after the auction.
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
Menzies start 2018 with a bang: their 20th anniversary auction on 26 April in Melbourne. This celebratory sale of 142 lots offers some outstanding artworks, also from a number of private and company collections.
There are impressionist gems from the Sir George Tallis collection (tip: watch the video-blog), works from the ExxonMobil collection (check out the massive Inge King sculpture lot 9) and a lovely selection of paintings and sculptures by John Kelly from a contemporary estate collection, among many others.
You can view all works online on the Menzies website, but if you can, go and view the paintings and sculptures in person. You can have a close-up look in:
Sydney from 12 to 15 April, at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington
Melbourne from 19 to 25 April at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.
We will be attending the auction on 26 April in Melbourne and can advise you on any works that you may be interested in, with due diligence before the auction, bidding and assistance after the sale.
Get in touch with us on phone 02 9977 7764 and by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted to help you build your collection or assist you with your first purchase at auction.
Dave’s Faves for the Menzies 20th anniversary auction are:
Deutscher + Hackett kick off the 2018 fine art auction season with a finely curated offering of 117 lot on 18 April in Sydney.
They include some sublime Australian impressionist works by husband and wife team Ethel Carrick and Emanuel Phillips Fox, a good number of 20th century sculptures from the greats (Klippel, King, Meadmore) to the young guns (Seton), and photography from Australia’s most famous photograph (Sunbaker) to the most contemporary (Gladwell).
In the indigenous section, there is a very early, rare Papunya Tula work on offer, and in the D+H “specials” of colonial paintings, an 1846 view of Goulburn by Joseph Backler (lot 58).
We also notice a great selection of works on paper by outstanding Australian artists.
If you are interested in any of the lots, let us know.
We will be happy to assist you with all aspects from pre-purchase due diligence, viewing advice to bidding on the night and after-purchase management.
Australia’s best known Kiwi Russell Crowe is taking a somewhat tongue-in-cheek approach to the sale of his most eclectic collection. It contains 227 personal items, from art, movie props and costumes, sports memorabilia, jewellery, watches, guitars, music memorabilia and more, in an auction titled “The Art of Divorce”.
Sotheby’s Australia scored the exclusive prestigious Hollywood gig and is holding the sale in Sydney on Saturday 7th April, notably the actor’s birthday and also wedding anniversary.
All 227 lots can be viewed from 4 to 7 April at the Carriageworks at 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, and also online at Sotheby’s Australia
Happy to advise on any art lots as always, and everything else will be “in our opinion”.
Enjoy this truly unique Dave’s Faves (some with links for added benefit). There won’t be another one with such a wide range, including things that money usually just can’t buy:
Menzies’ auction on 30 November in Sydney offer 186 lots presenting a wonderful variety of artworks at price points that will suit all budgets.
You could aspire to major works by Australian masters like Jeffrey Smart or Fred Williams (whose “Waterpond, Cottlesbridge” gets cover lot credentials) or you could go for much more modestly priced photographs or prints by Marc Chagall, Max Dupain, Bill Henson or Callum Morton.
With only four weeks to Christmas, this last of the “big” auctions in 2017 might be just the perfect opportunity to get something unique for someone special.
Have a look online, and of course, personal viewing is always highly recommended.
The public preview is open from Thursday, 23 November, at the Menzies premises at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington, and online at the Menzies website.
We will be attending the auction, and happy to assist you with independent pre-sale advice and due diligence report. Contact us by phone on 02 9977 7764 and email email@example.com for more information.