Important Paintings & Contemporary Art

Thursday 2nd April 2020

6.30pm - 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

2019 produced numerous highlights for Art+Object and for the wider New Zealand art market. Foremost among them was the successful presentation and sale of paintings dedicated solely to New Zealand’s preeminent painter Colin McCahon, held in the centenary year of his birth. Another highlight was the first sale of the year of Important Paintings & Contemporary Art which realised a sale total of 2.635 million dollars and featured new record prices for the work of Milan Mrkusich and John Pule as well as the sale of Charles Goldie’s Portrait of Atama Paparangi, which was the highest value painting to sell at auction in New Zealand this year.

Art+Object announce that their first major art auction of 2020 will take place on Thursday 2 April and now invite select consignment. Several early highlights have already been consigned including a major 1963 painting by Don Binney, held in a private collection in Australia since it was painted and uncovered for its first public appearance in this auction; a major painting by one of Britain’s leading and most admired painter’s, Sir Terry Frost, previously on long-term loan at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki where it was one of the highlights of the 2005 exhibition ‘A Feeling for Form: Modernism in British and New Zealand Art’; and works by Michael Parekowhai, Colin McCahon, Shane Cotton, Pat Hanly and Bill Culbert among others.

Don Binney
Pipiwharauroa over Matuku
oil on board (1963)
1220 x 843mm
$400 000 - $500 000


Thursday 26th March 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 27th March 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 28th March 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 29th March 11:00 - 16:00
Monday 30th March 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 31st March 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 1st April 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 2nd April 09:00 - 14:00


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