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Established Artists Prove Popular at Bonhams & Goodman Bay East Art Auction

Well priced, good quality pictures by established artists proved popular at the Bay East Art Auction, held at Bonhams & Goodmans’s Waterloo premises on Sunday 29 June.

parrots.jpgOne of the highlights of the sale were the bird paintings by Neville Cayley Junior, which were hotly contested. Lot 108, a watercolour titled Group of Five Parrots, had a fascinating provenance, having been created for the 1931 publication ‘What Bird Is That?’, and held in a private collection ever since.

Three phone bidders fought for the lot, which was eventually knocked down for $9000 (including buyers premium), against an estimate of $1,200 to $1,800. Other works by Cayley in the sale also did extremely well, greatly exceeding their estimates. Other highlights included Terrace Houses, a work by Sali Herman, which sold for $13,800 (IBP), tripling its lower-end estimate, and an ink and wash drawing by Brett Whiteley, which sold for $13,200 (IBP).

Bonhams & Goodman will hold the next Bay East Art auction on Sunday 21 September at its Bay East premises, 224 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW.

Neville William Cayley Junior
Group of Five Parrots
watercolour on paper
Estimate $1,200-$1,800
Price IBP: $9,000