Celebrating Colin McCahon: An Auction Event

Tuesday 5th November 2019

7.00pm - 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Colin McCahon is widely regarded as this country’s most important artist. 2019 marks the centenary anniversary of the artist’s birth and Art+Object’s auction takes place amidst celebratory exhibitions, publications and events around the country.

This auction is the first of its kind, devoted solely to Colin McCahon’s practice. The publication includes writing by Bridget Hackshaw, Peter Simpson, Laurence Simmons, Greg O’Brien, Linda Tyler and more. The catalogue is headlined by the artist’s magnificent Elias will he come will he come to save him (1959), from a private European collection. This painting was last seen in New Zealand as part of the A Question of Faith exhibition nearly twenty years ago. It is the most significant McCahon painting to come on the auction market since The Canoe Tainui (1969) in 2016.

Tuesday 29 October 6.00pm - 8.00pm

A Necessity of Vision: Judy Millar in Conversation with Leigh Melville
Saturday 2 November 3.00pm

Floor talk by Peter Simpson
Saturday 2 November 4.00pm


Wednesday 30th October 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 31st October 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 1st November 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 2nd November 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 3rd November 11:00 - 17:00
Monday 4th November 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 5th November 09:00 - 14:00


Ben Plumbly, Director, Art
0800 80 60 01
+64 9 354 4646
+64 21 222 8183
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