Celebrating Colin McCahon: An Auction Event

Tuesday 5th November 2019

7.00pm - 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Art+Object is delighted to report a sale total of $1 789 000 for both collection auctions last night, Tuesday 5 November. A healthy crowd was in attendance and bidding was heated on many lots to create an atmosphere in which many works outperformed their estimates and set new benchmarks. A new record price was set for a work at auction by Marti Friedlander and the top price of the evening went to Colin McCahon's painting, The First Bellini Madonna, which sold for $420 420. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

Beyond the Lens: The Marti & Gerrard Friedlander Collection
2. Ralph Hotere, Portrait $15 015
3. Marti Friedlander, Gordon Walters in the Studio $8410
4. Marti Friedlander, Philip Clairmont $12 610 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
9. Toss Woollaston, Untitled $8105
12. Patricia France, A Happy Day $8405
15. Ralph Hotere, Round Midnight $15 015
19. Tony Fomison, Ngauteringaringa $28 825
20. Marti Friedlander, Tony Fomison and Omai $7505
22. Colin McCahon, Study of Kurow Hill $81 080
23. Philip Clairmont, Corner of the Bedroom Window $66 065
29. Nigel Brown, Rocket over Arama $4085
30. Pablo Picasso, Femmes et Faunes $3905

Celebrating Colin McCahon: An Auction Event
3. Colin McCahon, Truth from King Country: Load Bearing Structure No. I (Third Series) $98 495
5. Colin McCahon, Waterfall $82 880
6. Colin McCahon, Have Mercy on Me O Lord $60 060
7. Colin McCahon, Muriwai: High Wind and Rain $79 280
8. Colin McCahon, Little Landscape with Tree $141 140
9. Colin McCahon, Cross $254 655
10. Colin McCahon, Light Passing Through a Dark Landscape $228 230
12. Colin McCahon, The First Bellini Madonna $420 420
16. Colin McCahon, Rosegarden $24 025
17. Colin McCahon, Fifteen Drawings for Charles Brasch $10 210
20. Colin McCahon, Tomorrow will be the same but not as this $10 210

*Please note all listed prices include buyer's premium and GST. A full list of prices realised will be available online shortly.

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