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The Tim & Sherrah Francis Collection: Evening Two Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 9th September 2016

Another enthusiastic crowd gathered at Art+Object's rooms for the second evening of the remarkable Tim & Sherrah Francis Collection. On offer was a wonderful variety of items from the collection including artworks, ceramics and books. Collectors bid strongly for many of the items including Selwyn Muru's 'Hone Heke' (illustrated) which sold for $15 315 and Kate Newby's 'Loads of Difficult', much admired in the viewing, which sold for $5105.

Further preliminary highlights included:
Lot 124 Toss Woollaston $3240
Lot 133 T. A McCormack $3125
Lot 135 T. A McCormack $2042
Lot 141 T. A McCormack $2400
Lot 143 Shane Cotton $2400
Lot 147 Darryn George $3725
Lot 148 Matt Hunt $3725
Lot 152 Ian Scott $8710
Lot 156 Jeffrey Harris $3845
Lot 158 John Reynolds $4445
Lot 159 Jacqueline Fraser $8050
Lot 160 Colin McCahon $14,715
Lot 162 Dennis Knight-Turner $10,810
Lot 166 Fiona Pardington $12,012
Lot 168 Marie Shannon $3360
Lot 228 Ernest Shufflebotham for Crown Lynn $3005
Lot 232 Dorothy Thorpe for Crown Lynn $1920
Lot 255 Elizabeth Lissaman vase $4805
Lot 360 Keith Murray for Wedgwood $4505

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

The Tim & Sherrah Francis Collection: Evening One Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 8th September 2016

With a sale total in excess of 6.6 million dollars, The Tim & Sherrah Francis Collection is the highest grossing art auction in New Zealand history. Well over 300 collectors turned out to witness history being made. Top sale of the night went to Colin McCahon's 1969 masterpiece The Canoe Tainui (illustrated) at $1 621 620, the highest price achieved for an artwork at auction in this country. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

Lot 10 Andrew McLeod $43 240
Lot 11 Andrew McLeod $43 240
Lot 19 Peter Robinson $15 615
Lot 24 Laurence Aberhart $5525  
Lot 31 Philip Trusttum $15 015
Lot 33 Don Peebles $25 225 *A new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 36 Douglas MacDiarmid $27 027 *A new record price for the artist at auction. 
Lot 38 Douglas MacDiarmid $27 027
Lot 40 Yvonne Todd $21 020 *A new record price for the artist at auction. 
Lot 48 Michael Illingworth $288 288 *A new record price for the artist at auction. 
Lot 53 Shane Cotton $302 700  *A new record price for the artist at auction. 
Lot 55 Gordon Walters $79 279
Lot 57 Gordon Walters $390 390
Lot 67 Tony Fomison $96 095
Lot 68 Rita Angus $306 306 *A new record price for the artist at auction. 
Lot 69 Rita Angus $201 801
Lot 70 Rita Angus $180 180
Lot 72 Colin McCahon $318 318
Lot 73 Colin McCahon $1 621 610  *A new record price for the artist at auction.
*The highest price realised for an artwork at auction in New Zealand.
Lot 76 Colin McCahon $324 325
Lot 77 Bill Hammond $240 240
Lot 79 Bill Hammond $63 063
Lot 86 Richard Killeen $70 870 *A new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 89 Milan Mrkusich $212 612 *A new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 99 A Collection of 66 Naïve Pictures $168 168
Lot 100 Charles Tole $44 445  *A new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 108 William Dunning $42 042 *A new record price for the artist at auction.

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

An Interview with Tim & Sherrah Francis

By ART+OBJECT on 2nd September 2016

Click here to watch unique archival footage from 2011 of Tim and Sherrah Francis in their Wellington home discussing some of the key works from their collection.

THE TIM & SHERRAH FRANCIS COLLECTION

By ART+OBJECT on 10th August 2016

Art+Object are in the final stages of catalogue production for the phenomenal collection of Tim and Sherrah Francis. All lots will be illustrated online from next Friday 19 August and the hard-copy limited edition publication will be launched in Wellington on the evening of Thursday 25 August at Suite Gallery, 241 - 243 Cuba Street from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Selected limited highlights from the collection will also be previewed that evening and will continue to be on view at Suite Gallery on Friday and Saturday 26 and 27 August from 9:00am - 4:30pm. The entire collection will be on view at Art+Object in Auckland from Thursday 1 September from 6pm.     

Over five decades Tim and Sherrah Francis assembled one of the most significant private collections of New Zealand art and ceramics in this country, much of which has never been seen before publicly. They collected many of our most significant artists in depth over multiple decades and their collection includes rare and museum quality artworks by Colin McCahon (5), Rita Angus (3), Michael Illingworth (4), Gordon Walters (6), Andrew McLeod (4), Yvonne Todd (7), Richard Killeen (5), Milan Mrkusich (5), Toss Woollaston (6), Bill Hammond (3) and many more.  Over 200 artworks will be offered across both evenings along with their collection of New Zealand pottery, Asian ceramics and books from their extensive art library.

mccahon - francis

Colin McCahon
Now is the Hour
ink and watercolour on paper, 1958
753 x 548mm
$140 000 - $200 000 

angus - francis

Rita Angus
Tree Cutting, Hawke's Bay
oil on board
596 x 596mm
$150 000 - $200 000 

todd - francis

Yvonne Todd
Alice Bayke
type C print, 1/3 (2002)
1040 x 830mm
$10 000 - $15 000

Important Paintings & Contemporary Art: August 4th – Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 5th August 2016

Art+Object's mid-winter major fine art auction witnessed several headline results and performance was solid throughout. The highest price on the night went to Tony Fomison's Self-Portrait No. 14 which set a new record for the artist's work at auction when it made an impressive $196 980 against its pre-sale estimate of $120 000 - $160 000. Some of last night's highlights included:

1.  Neil Dawson $11 725
2.  Seung Yul Oh $12 310 * a new record price for the artist at auction
7.  Yvonne Todd $14 070 * a new record price for the artist at auction
9.  Ian Scott $15 240
15. Andrew McLeod $24 620
16. Fiona Pardington $21 105
24. Colin McCahon $46 900
27. Ralph Hotere $36 345
31. Bill Hammond $17 585
32. Laurence Aberhart $4925
34. Fiona Pardington $29 310
44. Robert Ellis $18 760
48. Seraphine Pick $70 350 * a new record price for the artist at auction
54. Milan Mrkusich $102 005
57. Tony Fomison $196 980 * a new record price for the artist at auction (illustrated)
62. Gordon Walters $62 140
72. Toss Woollaston $28 140
78. Gretchen Albrecht $10 550

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

IMPORTANT PAINTINGS & CONTEMPORARY ART: ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING

By ART+OBJECT on 2nd August 2016

For those unable to be present in the auction room for the Important Paintings & Contemporary Art auction this Thursday 4 August 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 2pm on the auction day. 

 

New Collectors Art & Decorative Arts including furnishings from Mollies Hotel: Preliminary Highlights

By Art+Object on 3rd June 2016

We are delighted to report two very strong evening's in the saleroom.  Highlights were numerous and combined sales under the hammer exceeded $720 000.  Some of the preliminary highlights included:

New Collectors Art
Lot 1 Karl Maughan $2520
Lot 4 Ian Scott $2760
Lot 17 Peter Stichbury $9910
Lot 20 Michael Hight $4805
Lot 27 Colin McCahon $6305
Lot 28 Pat Hanly $18 010
Lot 36 Gretchen Albrecht $7205
Lot 37 Laurence Aberhart $3600
Lot 44 Frank Hofmann $3600
Lot 86 Dick Frizzell $2880
Lot 92 Dick Frizzell $19 220
Lot 96 Joanna Braithwaite $9610
Lot 102 Michael Parekowhai $19 220
Lot 107 Gordon Walters $9005
Lot 109 Gavin Hurley $15 315
Lot 117 Ralph Hotere $9610
Lot 119 Philip Trusttum $7205
Lot 141 Ray Haydon $12 010
Lot 190 Stanley Palmer $7805
Lot 239 Nic Moon $2400

Decorative Arts including furnishings from Mollies Hotel
Lot 259 'Man da Rin' tinplate figure $4565
Lot 272 Music Box $4805
Lot 275 Antique Automaton Singing Bird $13 215
Lot 276 Large Symphonian $24 025
Lot 285 French Singing Bird Automaton $7805
Lot 299 'Bird Man' table $3845
Lot 322 Chinoiserie chest on stand $4205
Lot 331 Over Mantle mirror $4805
Lot 341 Argillite stone toki $3365
Lot 343 Mere pounamu $3605
Lot 346 Early 20th C Waka huia $13 215
Lot 350 Carved Maori Pou $6725
Lot 367 William Seuffert Compendium $55 255 (illustrated)
Lot 369 Sherwin and Cotton tile $4565
Lot 439 Lucie Rie bowl $2040
Lot 459 Len Castle $8410
Lot 460 Len Castle $4805
Lot 499 Royal Doulton $11 410
Lot 517 Papier-mache bulldog $3125 

*All prices realised include buyer's premium of 17.5% and GST.  A full list of prices realised will be published online shortly.

NEW COLLECTORS ART & DECORATIVE ARTS: PHONE/ABSENTEE & ONLINE BIDDING

By Art+Object on 31st May 2016

For those unable to be present in the auction room for the New Collectors Art (Wednesday 1 June, 6:30pm NZST) and Decorative Arts (Thursday 2 June, 6:30pm NZST) auctions phone and absentee bidding is available. Please complete an Absentee/ Phone Bid form and  email to Art+Object  by 2pm on the auction day. 

Online bidding and live streaming will also be available via liveauctioneers.com for the first 50 lots of the Decorative Arts auction on Thursday 2 June. If you are interested in bidding online during these lots please register directly on the Live Auctioneers website. Apps are available for iPhone and Android phones.