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The Estate of Martin Sachs - 357 lots

This auction sale has already been held, and the items are no longer available. The lot details are displayed for information only.

Lot #1
Jane Sutherland

Girls picking blackberries
Price Realised: *****

Lot #2
John Richard Passmore

Bathers
Price Realised: *****

Lot #3
George Russell (Russell) Drysdale

Willy-Willy, N. Queensland
Estimate: A$ 8,000 - 12,000

Lot #4
William Merric (Merric) Boyd

Ti Tree Beach Possibilities
Price Realised: *****

Lot #5
William Merric (Merric) Boyd

Untitled (farm by a stream)
Price Realised: *****

Lot #6
William Dobell

The Sepic at Angoram, 1949
Price Realised: *****

Lot #7
William Dobell

Nondugl, New Guinea, 1950
Price Realised: *****

Lot #8
George Russell (Russell) Drysdale

Figures on an outback verandah
Price Realised: *****

Lot #9
Ian Fairweather

Chinese Village Landscape
Price Realised: *****

Lot #10
William Merric (Merric) Boyd

Outlook down the Bay
Price Realised: *****

Lot #11
Mary Victoria Talbot

Untitled (Fantasia)
Price Realised: *****

Lot #12
Paul Osborne Jones

Australian flowers
Estimate: A$ 1,500 - 2,000

Lot #13
Charles William Bush

The Model
Price Realised: *****

Lot #14
Godfrey Clive Miller

Still life arrangement on table
Price Realised: *****

Lot #15
George Russell (Russell) Drysdale

Rocks at Gallery Hill
Price Realised: *****

Lot #16
George Russell (Russell) Drysdale

Muri Camp, Condobolin
Price Realised: *****

Lot #17
Leroy Leveson Laurent (Roy) De Mais...

Hyacinths
Price Realised: *****

Lot #18
Allen David

The Shadow & the Bird
Price Realised: *****

Lot #19
Audrey Sharp

East Melbourne backyard
Price Realised: *****

Lot #20
Ingo Kleinert

Nature has a repetitive pattern of ...
Price Realised: *****

Lot #21
Ingo Kleinert

Here there is no lush beauty
Price Realised: *****

Lot #22
Ingo Kleinert

Not the antithesis of growth
Price Realised: *****

Lot #23
George Russell (Russell) Drysdale

Western Desert
Estimate: A$ 8,000 - 10,000

Lot #24
Anne Marie Hall

Portrait of a bald man
Price Realised: *****

Lot #25
Anne Marie Hall

Portrait with green hair
Price Realised: *****

Lot #26
Anne Marie Hall

Portrait
Price Realised: *****

Lot #27
Anne Marie Hall

Portrait with blue eyes
Price Realised: *****

Lot #28
Ingo Kleinert

Growth
Price Realised: *****

Lot #29
Ingo Kleinert

The seeds of growth have been impla...
Price Realised: *****

Lot #30
Louis Kahan

Nude
Price Realised: *****

Lot #31
David Milne

Self Portrait
Price Realised: *****

Lot #32
Bryant McDiven

Blue Bird No.8
Price Realised: *****

Lot #33
Charles Billich

Surgery
Price Realised: *****

Lot #34
Joel Elenberg

Rubicon
Price Realised: *****

Lot #35
Jamie Boyd

Figures in the boxing ring with spe...
Price Realised: *****

Lot #36
Jack Absalom

Watson’s Hut at Sunset
Price Realised: *****

Lot #37
Joel Elenberg

Untitled
Price Realised: *****

Lot #38
Charles Billich

The Gymnasts
Price Realised: *****

Lot #39
Charles Billich

Playing Chess
Price Realised: *****

Lot #40
Charles Billich

Dog Toilet
Price Realised: *****

Lot #41
Charles Billich

The Choir
Price Realised: *****

Lot #42
Joel Elenberg

Rubicon
Price Realised: *****

Lot #43
Joel Elenberg

Rubicon
Estimate: A$ 300 - 500

Lot #44
Joel Elenberg

Kiss
Price Realised: *****

Lot #45
Joel Elenberg

Untitled
Price Realised: *****

Lot #46
Joel Elenberg

Untitled
Price Realised: *****

Lot #47
Joel Elenberg

Rubicon
Price Realised: *****

Lot #48
John Coburn

Curtain of the Sun - Sydney Opera H...
Price Realised: *****

Lot #49
Charles Billich

Concentration
Price Realised: *****

Lot #50
Donald Stuart Leslie Friend

Sleeping Boys
Price Realised: *****

Lot #51
Ray Austin Crooke

Horsemen at waterhole, North Queens...
Price Realised: *****

Lot #52
Gregory John Irvine

St. Kilda Beach
Price Realised: *****

Lot #53
Janus Kubicek

Untitled
Price Realised: *****

Lot #54
Joel Elenberg

Untitled
Price Realised: *****

Lot #55
Joel Elenberg

What a piece of work is man
Price Realised: *****

Lot #56
Tessa Perceval

Field of swedes in Herefordshire
Price Realised: *****

Lot #57
Jamie Boyd

Girl playing guitar
Price Realised: *****

Lot #58
Hugh Oliveiro

Bush Concerto
Estimate: A$ 1,000 - 2,000

Lot #59
Brett Whiteley

Towards Sculpture 1, 1977
Price Realised: *****

Lot #60
Brett Whiteley

Towards Sculpture 2, 1977
Price Realised: *****

Lot #61
Brett Whiteley

Towards Sculpture 8, 1977
Price Realised: *****

Lot #62
Brett Whiteley

Towards Sculpture, 1977
Estimate: A$ 1,000 - 2,000

Lot #63
Brett Whiteley

Arkie on the balcony, Lavender Bay,...
Price Realised: *****

Lot #64
Kevin Charles (Pro) Hart

Drought
Price Realised: *****

Lot #65
Faye Hayward

Untitled (Tree spirit)
Price Realised: *****

Lot #66
Guy Martin A’Beckett Boyd

After the bath - girl with towel
Price Realised: *****

Lot #67
John Henry Olsen

Clarenden Springs
Price Realised: *****

Lot #68
Charles Raymond Blackman

Magic Unicorn
Price Realised: *****

Lot #69
John Coburn

Tree of Life
Price Realised: *****

Lot #70
Jamie Boyd

Shoalhaven at nightfall
Price Realised: *****

Lot #71
Dorys Raynor

Colour Parade (still life with flow...
Price Realised: *****

Lot #72
Artist Unknown

The escape
Price Realised: *****

Lot #73
Jamie Boyd

Cathedral
Price Realised: *****

Lot #74
John D. Lennox

The Red Phone 1
Price Realised: *****

Lot #75
John D. Lennox

The Red Phone 2
Price Realised: *****

Lot #76
Tess McLoughlan

Hang Glider, Mt. Buffalo, 1991
Price Realised: *****

Lot #77
Neale Joseph

Surf beach near Terrigal
Price Realised: *****

Lot #78
Jennifer Little

Discontinuity IV
Price Realised: *****

Lot #79
John D. Lennox

The Merry-Go-Round
Price Realised: *****

Lot #80
Sandy Caldow

Wall plaque
Price Realised: *****

Lot #81
Sandy Caldow

Female bust
Price Realised: *****

Lot #82
Sandy Caldow

Sad Clown
Price Realised: *****

Lot #83
Sandy Caldow

Sad female Clown
Price Realised: *****

Lot #84
Henry Munyaradzi

Sable Antelope, 1987
Price Realised: *****

Lot #85
Henry Munyaradzi

Head
Price Realised: *****

Lot #86
Henry Munyaradzi

Stork, 1987
Price Realised: *****

Lot #87
Moses Masaya

Eagle and young
Price Realised: *****

Lot #88
Claud Nyanhongo

Monkey
Price Realised: *****

Lot #89
Brighton Sango

Untitled
Estimate: A$ 2,000 - 3,000

Lot #95
1965 Ryecroft Shiraz

Price Realised: *****

The Estate of Martin Sachs


  • Auction House:
  • Reference:
    #LA476
  • Description:
    MEET THE LATE MARTIN SACHS.

    Sounds a bit strange, doesn’t it? But in the following pages of this unique catalogue you will find the character, wit and generosity of spirit that Martin brought with him to his life in Australia. A lover of art, a magnanimous host, a lover of wine and a man imbued with a quality of kindness and charity that continues to touch many lives. We hope you can experience some of his joie de vivre, as you also get to know him.

    Martin Sachs was born on 9 May 1925 in Krakow, Poland. The only son of Hannah and David, he was an excellent student whose education was cut short at 14 with the onset of the war. Whilst he was originally relieved by the prospect of not having to learn Latin, that was quickly quashed as the family was forced into the Krakow Ghetto. Martin’s father was rounded up in the Ghetto and transported to Belzec death camp where he was killed in 1942. Martin and his mother were able to remain together until August 1944 when they were separated and he was sent to the Mauthausen Labour Camp. Martin’s mother was sent to Auschwitz, then transported to Stutthof concentration camp where she was killed early in 1945. Of the 5000 young boys and men sent to Mauthausen, Martin was one of 500 to survive, eventually being liberated by US forces in May 1945. He was just 20 years old.

    He returned to Poland for a few years after the war, trying his hand at a range of enterprises, but after seeing no future for himself there on account of the continuing anti-Semitism he left for Australia in 1948. In Australia, his major commercial activity was as a builder and developer. Martin began with houses and remains renowned in the Beaumaris area for his innovative designs including the conversion of a chicken farm into a residential court, a project still much admired and valued by the residents of those forty homes in Bellaire Court. He then moved on to high rises in St. Kilda, most on Beaconsfield Parade, as well as office showrooms around South Melbourne. For students of architecture and building practices, Martin’s body of work remains important and influential.

    Martin had many passions and never hesitated to express these through his support of them. He was a life-long supporter of Israel which found expression through his efforts on behalf of the Jewish National Fund which raised funds for land reclamation, swamp clearance, tree planting and other environmental projects. His Blue Box efforts became legendary as he persisted with them into his late 80s, despite the difficulty he already had walking. He believed strongly in the importance of giving blood, receiving recognition from the Australian Red Cross for his life long donations. He loved everything Australian, and was tremendously grateful for the opportunities and experiences he was able to enjoy in his adopted land.

    He loved classical music, was a big supporter of the arts and was a passionate advocate for and consumer of Australian wines. He was a great cook and a keen chess player. He cared greatly for others, took a genuine interest in people he met, supported those in need and made sure to share that which he held to be important or loved in the world with those around him. He celebrated and supported artistic creativity and counted several artists amongst his friends. Besides housing his huge wine cellar, the home he designed and built in Montalto Avenue Toorak, with its vaulted ceilings and huge walls, provided a magnificent gallery for the many paintings, drawings and sculptures he collected.

    There was no segregation between the different parts and passions in Martin’s life. He didn’t have people he only worked with – working with Martin meant being a part of his social life as well. He didn’t just cook for himself, but was renowned for his dinner parties. He didn’t donate blood alone, frequently encouraging his colleagues to come with him and to get involved. He had a unique ability to combine some of his passions in ways that not many others would, often cooking and preparing for a dinner party whilst having three games of chess going on at the same time and a glass of wine at hand.

    Martin was a man who, in early life, had so much taken away from him and experienced the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust. Although these losses and atrocities plagued him throughout his years, he overcame them to be a man who gave so much and whose true generosity of spirit found final expression in his will. A significant portion of his art collection was gifted to friends and family, and six of his closest “mates” each received a selection of vintage wines from his extensive cellar, “so they could drink to his memory and the good times they shared”.

    A Fund to be established in memory of Martin’s parents and to be used for the furtherance of education and research, particularly in the science of chemistry, will ultimately benefit from Martin’s estate.

    Martin Sachs passed away recently at the age of 95. A life well lived.


    ORDER OF AUCTION:
    Lots | Category
    001-089 | Works of Art
    090-328 | Australian Wines
    329-335 | Brandies, Ports & Mixers
    336-339 | Spirits
    340-347 | Liqueurs etc.
    348-357 | French & German Wines
  • Sale(s):
    08 Mar 2022 ~ 6pm (AEDT)
    727-729 High Street
    Armadale, VIC 3143 Australia
  • Viewing:
    05 Mar 2022 ~ 10am - 5pm
    727-729 High Street
    Armadale, VIC 3143
    Australia

    06 Mar 2022 ~ 10am - 5pm
    727-729 High Street
    Armadale, VIC 3143
    Australia

    07 Mar 2022 ~ 10am - 5pm
    727-729 High Street
    Armadale, VIC 3143
    Australia

    08 Mar 2022 ~ 10am - 5pm
    727-729 High Street
    Armadale, VIC 3143
    Australia

Prices realised in this sale include buyers premium of 21.450%.



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