Important Paintings and Contemporary Art

Thursday
29th November 2018

Auction Summary

Art+Object's final Important Paintings & Contemporary Art auction for 2018 was perhaps its strongest art auction of the year. Just over 3.25 million dollars of modern and contemporary New Zealand art was sold under the hammer. The top price of the evening went to Don Binney's magnificent Pastoral, Te Henga (1965 - 1966) which made a new record price of $684 685, against a pre-sale estimate of $450 000 - $650 000. Underlying strength was evident across all tiers of the art market with many strong and record prices achieved.

Some of the preliminary highlights included:
3. Seraphine Pick $17 415
10. Heather Straka $20 420
12. Chris Heaphy $7805
15. Terry Stringer $12 910
16. Paul Dibble $36 035
17. Paul Dibble $39 640
19. Darryn George $12 010
23. Andrew McLeod $37 235
25. Michael Parekowhai $25 825
26. Fiona Pardington $36 635
29. Allen Maddox $22 820
31. Jeffrey Harris $64 865
34. Ann Robinson $27 025
38. Dick Frizzell $42 040
42. Colin McCahon $60 060
44. Toss Woollaston $45 045
47. Karl Maughan $32 430
51. Peter Robinson $93 690
52. Don Binney $426 425
53. Don Binney $348 350
54. Don Binney $684 685 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
55. Colin McCahon $216 215
56. Tony Fomison $192 190
57. Bill Hammond $144 145
58. Bill Hammond $103 300
59. Colin McCahon $62 460
67. Richard Killeen $31 230
74. Peter Siddell $61 260

All prices include buyer's premium and GST of 20.12%. A full list of prices realised will be published online shortly.

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