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A Private Collection of Art + Objects: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 17th March 2017

Last night's auction of A Private Collection of Art + Objects realised a sale total of $313 685 under the hammer. Strong results were recorded throughout and the highest price of the evening went to Bill Hammond's 1989 triptych Oil Rigs, Prisons and Schools (illustrated) which sold for $33 633. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

2. Peter Robinson $2400
3. Brett Graham $5525
5. Gordon Walters $10 510
11. Bill Hammond $33 633
19. Barry Brickell $2760
20. Bill Hammond $3360
35. Richard Killeen $7505
36. James Ormsby $10 210 * a new record price for the artist's work at auction.
42. Abdul Abdullah $9310 * a new record price for the artist's work at auction.
44. Manos Nathan $3720
45. Shane Cotton $16 815
49. Ross Lovegrove $4805
53. Toss Woollaston $8405
55. Jae Hoon Lee $9245
57. Ruth Watson $14 415 * a new record price for the artist's work at auction.
63. Humphrey Ikin bookcase $4805
86. Ava Seymour $6905
98. Terry Stringer $3360
120 Simon Morris $7205
123. Jane Siddall $2400
137. Ingeborg Tyssen $3435
146. Jane Harris $4805
147. Dylan Lind $3000
156. Geoffrey Tune $2135
180. Deborah Gurney $1800
183. Richard Parker $840
192. Barry Brickell $1320
204. Mark Mitchell $2460
210. Andrew Blythe $2520
217. Peter Trevelyan $1080

Prices listed include buyer's premium and GST.
A full list of prices realised will be published online shortly.

A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ART + OBJECTS: ONLINE & ABSENTEE/PHONE BIDDING

By ART+OBJECT on 14th March 2017

For those unable to be present in the auction room for the auction of A Private Collection of Art + Objects this Thursday 16 March at 6:30pm (NZST), online bidding and live streaming will be available via  liveauctioneers.com. If you are interested in bidding online please register directly on the Live Auctioneers website.  Apps are available for iPhone and Android phones.

Alternatively, phone and absentee bidding is available. Please complete an Absentee/Phone Bid form and email to Art+Object  by 2:00pm on Thursday 16 March.  

Mark Wright Collection/Decorative Arts: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 24th February 2017

A busy evening saw strong pricing recorded for rare toys, key NZ ceramics and modern furniture. The completion of the auction week saw total sale receipts of $615 000 with a number of final subject bids to conclude. The highlight of the evening was the magnificent Len Castle Crater Lake bowl (illustrated) which was the subject of intense competition, ultimately selling for $12 310. A full list of prices realised will be published online shortly.

320. Meet the Feebles film prop Guppy Fish $4325
335. Corgi Green Hornet $360
340. Corgi James Bond Aston $480
478. Curtis Jere Brutalist wall sculpture $4805
479. Hollywood Regency room divider $3120
483. Sigurd Ressell Falcon chair $2640
485. Russell Clark Modernist coffee table $7085
490. Michel Ducaroy Togo sofa $4325
521. Richard Parker pair terracotta vases $3060
523. Bronwynne Cornish and Denys Watkins Tulip vase $2520
530. Len Castle Hanging Avian form $2040
531. Len Castle large Crater Lake bowl $12 310
532. Len Castle $8405
562. Aboriginal totem figure $2400
570. Feltex pictorial carpet Mt. Egmont $1320

All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST of 20.12%.

New Collectors Art: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 23rd February 2017

A mammoth New Collectors Art auction last night resulted in some similarly mammoth prices with the New Zealand art market's stellar run of last year continuing in to 2017. Sales under the hammer excluding subject and post-sale offers were $480 000 and the top price of the evening went to Gretchen Albrecht's Rose Measure at $24 025. A full list of prices realised will be published online shortly.

1. Gavin Hurley $3240
7. Andre Hemer $6005
15. Pat Hanly $7205
26. Tony de Lautour $3900
33. Peata Larkin $3360
35. Karl Maughan $16 215
37. Gretchen Albrecht $16 815
44. James Nairn $6005
45. Louise Henderson $14 410
47. Andrew McLeod $17 415
53. Emily Wolfe $19 220 * A new record price for the artist at auction (illustrated)
54. Michael Hight $18 615
68. James Robinson $6005
80. Selwyn Muru $3600
110. Harvey Benge $6605
114. Allen Maddox $4320
120. Theo Schoon $15 615
147. Michael Smither $15 375
148. Gretchen Albrecht $24 025
158. Darryn George $8405
164. Rob McLeod $3600
173. James Turkington $2760
174. A.Lois White $3840
175. Toss Woollaston $4560
193. Ralph Hotere $8405

All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST of 20.12%.  

Seasons Greetings & 2017 Opening

By Art+Object on 21st December 2016

Image: The auction room on evening one of the groundbreaking Tim and Sherrah Francis Collection which recorded hammer sales of $7.2 million, a record for an auction in New Zealand. 

In our final communication for 2016 the A+O team would like to thank all of our clients who contributed to a record year for the New Zealand art market. In 2016 A+O was favoured with a number of superb collections, from the archive of Professor Michael Dunn in February to the magnificent Tim and Sherrah Francis Collection in September, which saw numerous new auction records set. Literally thousands of you took the opportunity to view the collection in Wellington and Auckland; we did enjoy meeting you. In November A+O offered the Real Art Roadshow which was again viewed by many who had followed the collection on its ten year journey around the schools of New Zealand.

ART+OBJECT will be closed from Thursday 22 December, re-opening on January 18 2017 with our first auctions scheduled for late February.

IMPORTANT PAINTINGS AND CONTEMPORARY ART: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 2nd December 2016

Art+Object's final auction of the year took place last night, rounding off a spectacular year for the New Zealand secondary art market in strong fashion. Total sales under the hammer (excluding subject offers and post-sale negotiations) were a healthy $1 260 000 with the highest price of the evening going to C. F Goldie's portrait of Ena Te Papatahi which made $288 290 (illustrated). Some of the preliminary highlights included:

Lot 5. Stephen Bambury $37 235
Lot 6. Seraphine Pick $18 015
Lot 8. Robyn Kahukiwa $20 420
Lot 16. Gordon Walters $72 070
Lot 17. Richard Killeen $44 445
Lot 43. Michael Parekowhai $25 225
Lot 52. Michael Parekowhai $24 625
Lot 54. Bill Hammond $66 065
Lot 62. Gregor Kregar $11 410
Lot 67. C. F Goldie $85 285
Lot 69. C. F Goldie $288 290
Lot 71. Gordon Walters $85 285
Lot 72. Milan Mrkusich $132 130
Lot 75. Milan Mrkusich $108 110
Lot 78. Bill Henson $34 235
Lot 84. Michael Smither $32 430
Lot 85. Greer Twiss $45 645
Lot 89. Stephen Bambury $18 020
Lot 91. Nigel Brown $27 625
Lot 95. Doris Lusk $7205

* All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST. A full list of prices realised will be published online shortly.

The Real Art Roadshow Collection: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 2nd November 2016

The phenomenal ten year journey of Fiona Campbell's Real Art Roadshow ended in Art+Object's Newton saleroom last night. The auction was notable for solid results throughout, a high sell-through rate and unprecedented internet bidding. Sales on the night (excluding subject bids) stood at $1 045 000. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

Lot 1 Saskia Leek $4805
Lot 7 Octavia Cook $5045
Lot 13 Michael Parekowhai $15 315 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 17 Seung Yul Oh $10 210
Lot 19 Gretchen Albrecht $38 435
Lot 25 Bill Culbert $13 210 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 30 Layla Rudneva-Mackay $5045 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 32 Richard Stratton $5105 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 33 Harry Watson $12 010 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 35 Buck Nin $24 025
Lot 37 Harvey Benge $10 810 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 43 Ian Scott $54 055 * a new record price for the artist at auction (illustrated)
Lot 49 Joe Sheehan $8705 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 54 Neil Frazer $9910
Lot 60 Pat Hanly $84 085
Lot 61 Pat Hanly $60 060
Lot 64 Pat Hanly $37 235
Lot 65 Toss Woollaston $66 065
Lot 66 Toss Woollaston $99 100
Lot 67 Tony Fomison $24 025
Lot 70 Andrew McLeod $14 415
Lot 73 Michael Smither $44 445
Lot 82 Mark Braunias $9610 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 84 Allen Maddox $18 015
Lot 87 Maryrose Crook $9010 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 100 Paul Hartigan $10 210
Lot 104 John Pule $4325
Lot 108 Don Binney $9310
Lot 117 James Robinson $9610
Lot 129 Bing Dawe $2880 * a new record price for the artist at auction
Lot 141 Nigel Brown $16 815
Lot 156 Paul Maseyk $1230

*All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST. A full list of prices realised will be published online shortly.

The Real Art Roadshow: ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING

By ART+OBJECT on 1st November 2016

For those unable to be present in the auction room for the Real Art Roadshow auction this evening, Tuesday 1 November, online bidding and live streaming will be available via  liveauctioneers.com. If you are interested in bidding online please register directly on the Live Auctioneers website.  Apps are available for iPhone and Android phones.

Alternatively, phone and absentee bidding is available. Please complete an Absentee/ Phone Bid form and email to Art+Object  by 4:00pm today.