New Collectors Art

Tuesday
4th October 2016

Auction Summary

A+O's October catalogue recorded one of the most successful auctions of this type in recent years with total sales of over $650 000 and a raft of interesting highlights. On night one - Tuesday's New Collectors Art catalogue, a good crowd in the gallery and the positive effect of The Tim and Sherrah Francis Collection catalogue was evident in vigorous bidding and plenty of new faces in the room. Wednesday's Decorative Arts sale started off with energy as multiple international internet bidders competed for the Pacifica items in the catalogue. Bidding was also strong across the NZ studio pottery and modern design sections with strong prices recorded for works by Len Castle, Rick Rudd, Bronwynne Cornish and Doreen Blumhardt.

Selected Highlights
Lot 12 - Gavin Hurley, Maman II - $13 210
Lot 21 - Dick Frizzell, White House - $12 010
Lot 25 - John Pule, Great Joy - $7805
Lot 32 - Bill Hammond, Fish Finder 1 - $5525
Lot 48 - Philip Trusttum, Akaroa - $6305
Lot 65 - Colin McCahon, Landscape from Woollaston's Mapua - $8105
Lot 72 - Buck Nin, Untitled (Rongopai Series) - $19 215
Lot 92 - Brian Brake, Lake Wakatipu - $1920
Lot  97 - Michael Smither, Untitled - $4680
Lot  103 - Nigel Brown, Takaka Hills - $7205
Lot  113 - Stanley Palmer, Aotea, Kaitoke Morning - $5405
Lot  115 - Peter Stichbury, Juror - $4565
Lot  122 - Louise Henderson, Untitled from the Rarotongan series - $3840
Lot  131 - Greer Twiss, The Violin - $7805
Lot  136 - Barry Lett, Vivian Dog - $12 010
Lot  165 - Gary Baseman, Carrying Off to Toby Dreamland - $3600
Lot  172 - Doris Lusk, Untitled Nude Figure - $6485
Lot  175 - Colin McCahon, Wood Bay Window - $6905
Lot  184 - Graham Percy, Pianist at a Grand, Grand Piano - $2400
Lot  191 - Peter James Smith, At the Still Point of the Turning World - $5405
Lot  210 - Gary Waldrom, Head Study V - $3240

All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST.

To view a complete list of prices realised please click on 'View Catalogue'.

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