The Collection of Frank and Lyn Corner

Sunday
18th March 2018

Auction Summary

It was standing room only for those attending The Collection of Frank and Lyn Corner auction on Sunday 18 March at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington. Following Art+Object's most successful auction viewing to date, which was held across four days at the Corner's Thorndon family residence, two hundred and fourteen works from the collection were offered at auction. Several hundred collectors from across the country packed the auction room, and energetic bidding was had both in the room and across phone, absentee and online platforms. Several record prices for artists at auction were achieved, including Rita Angus' Storm, Hawkes Bay from 1969 which eventually sold for a superb $696 695. A record price at auction was also achieved for Tanya Ashken's White Torso ($34 835) which graced the catalogue cover. Total sales under the hammer for the auction were $2 600 000.

Art+Object would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the viewing and auction in Wellington.

Highlights from the auction included:
1. John Drawbridge $3120
5. E. Mervyn Taylor $8890 *a record price for the artist at auction
17. Frances Hodgkins $22 820
18. Toss Woollaston $9910
22. Philip Clairmont $12 010
25. Philip Trusttum $9010
28. Ian Scott $20 420
32. John Weeks $31 230
33. Charles Tole $31 830
34. John Weeks $37 235
35. John Drawbridge $31 230
38. Milan Mrkusich $10 810
39. Tanya Ashken $34 835 *a record price for the artist at auction
45. T.A. McCormack $6605
53. Stephen Bambury $9010
57. Trevor Moffitt $18 620
60. Theo Schoon $37 235
65. Toss Woollaston $84 085
66. Frances Hodgkins $96 095
67. Frances Hodgkins $112 910
68. Rita Angus $696 695 *a record price for the artist at auction
70. Colin McCahon $360 360
71. Ralph Hotere $111 710
72. Gordon Walters $84 085
78. Robert McLeod $14 415
83. Ludwig Miles van der Rohe $4805
84. Louise Purvis $9910
95. Omar Rayo $2040
100. Kate Wells $3720
102. Allen Maddox $6005
106. David Armitage $11 410
109. Philip Trusttum $5525
112. Paul Hartigan $3720
127. Gary Tricker $660
153. Rob Cherry $1800
169. Malcolm Warr $1680
180. Mexican Art $1080
185. Katy Corner $2640
189. Len Castle $5525
191. James Greig $1920
193. Anneke Borren $840
205. Levi Borgstrom $1800
206. Graeme Storm $1200
209. Philip Kelly $2160

*Please note all prices include buyer's premium and GST.

To view a complete list of prices realised please click on 'View Catalogue'.
Click the 'Exhibition Media' link below to view a video on the collection.

Exhibition Media Video