David Boyd estate paintings hit auction market
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 13th June, 2020
Works from the estate of Australian artist David Boyd – part of a family dynasty of painters and sculptures that included such notaries as father Arthur Merric Boyd and brother Arthur – will see the auction light of day for the first time when newly established auction house Artmarketspace holds its inaugural auction from 5pm Sunday June 14 at 409 Malvern Road, South Yarra.
With 49 paintings going under the hammer, this will be the largest single-owner collection of his works to ever go to auction and provides a rare opportunity for collectors.
Boyd, who died in 2011 aged 87, married potter Hermia-Lloyd Jones with whom he had three daughters – Amanda, Lucinda and Cassandra. All inherited the Boyd family passion for creativity and artistic ability.
Granddaughter Jesamine (mother Lucinda) remembers sitting in Boyd’s studio and discussing the current paintings on which he was working.
“He would talk about what was the meaning behind the work the message he was trying to portray,” she says. “He was my tutor without being my tutor and there was never a pressure to follow in his footsteps, the desire and need to be creative already existed.”
Boyd was a recognised champion for the less fortunate, often giving his work or its copyright to numerous charities, in particular those devoted to children, to assist in raising funds.
Works being offered at the auction include Clown in the Tree, Still Life of Driftwood with judge’s wig and passing cockatoos 1996, The Island 1979, Dying Executioner, and Tall Ships Returning 1988.
Artmarketspace offers a sale venue for both primary and secondary market artist vendors, either through the company’s premises or within their own home.
Viewing is live and online and buyers can experience the thrill of online buying.