The Ron Sang Collection

Thursday
5th March 2015

Auction Summary

Over three hundred collectors packed ART+OBJECT to witness one of the most successful art and collectable auctions in New Zealand history.  Over 98% sold under the hammer with lots regularly making two to three times their estimates.  Unsurprisingly, Don Binney's Katoomba Fatbird (1982), led the evening results bringing $304 850 against its $200 000 - $300 000 estimate.  The sales total stands at just over $1 900 000, over double pre-sale expectations. 

Some of the preliminary highlights included:

 Lot 2. Robin White $9965

Lot 4. Gordon Walters $14 770

Lot 9. Guy Ngan $22 980

Lot 10. Guy Ngan $37 520

Lot 14. Toss Woollaston $178 805 * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 16. Gretchen Albrecht $60 970

Lot 20. Allen Maddox $37 520

Lot 21. Pat Hanly $234 500 * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 22. Don Binney $304 850

Lot 23. Don Binney $158 285

Lot 25. Michael Smither $146 560

Lot 26. Michael Hight $42 210  * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 27. Robert Ellis $36 345    * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 28. Karl Maughan $49 245 * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 38. Ann Robinson $23 450

Lot 40. Michael Smither $4805 * A new record price for a print or multiple by the artist.

Lot 46. Pat Hanly $10 845 * A new record price for a print or multiple by the artist.

 

Lot 62. Sigurd Ressel $4320

Lot 68. Poul Kjaerholm $7200

Lot 75. Len Castle $8790

Lot 78. Len Castle Sulphurous Bowl $13 505 * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 88. Len Castle Blossom Vase $6300

Lot 93. Nicholas Brandon $2520 * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 97. Graeme Storm $1920

Lot 114. Len Castle $10 800

Lot 129. Len Castle $9360

Lot 141. Ray Rogers $5640 * A new record price for the artist.

Lot 161. Roy Cowan $10 800

Lot 162. Roy Cowan $12 605 * A new record price for the artist.

 

All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST.

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

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