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IMPORTANT PAINTINGS & CONTEMPORARY ART: PRELIMINARY HIGHLIGHTS

By ART+OBJECT on 30th November 2018

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. 

New Collectors Art | John Perry Collector & Modern Decorative Arts: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 26th October 2018

Art+Object's October 24 & 25 spring catalogue featured over 600 lots in total and the total sale receipts after the two auction nights of over $630 000 (inc. buyers' premium) was a highly satisfactory result.

The New Collectors Art auction got proceedings underway with a catalogue that featured works from the Untitled Collection and works from significant private collections. Much of the interest in the catalogue also centred on fifty works from the estate of the renowned artist Ted Dutch (1928 - 2008). A busy auction room and plenty of action on the phones ultimately saw a virtual clean sweep of the Dutch artworks (52 of 53 lots offered selling under the hammer) and a new artist record at auction being set. Strong sales were also recorded for works by Karl Maughan, Heather Straka, Neil Driver, Terry Stringer, Jeff Thomson and Gretchen Albrecht.

The second evening consisted of 220 artworks, folk art and ceramics from the collection of the legendary artworld identity John Perry. The centrepiece of John's collection was a wonderful suite of works by Theo Schoon and Dennis Knight Turner with both of whom John enjoyed a close association with as a curator and close friend. Other highlights include strong pricing for rare New Zealand folk art and ceramics by Barry Brickell. The sale week concluded with Modern Decorative Arts which saw excellent prices achieved for Len Castle ceramics and modern design furniture.

Some of the preliminary highlights included:
2. Samantha Mitchell $6005
3. Tony de Lautour $5405
7. Star Gossage $7205
8. Peter Stichbury $7805
11. Karl Maughan $25 225
16. Heather Straka $9605
17. Neil Driver $12 250
27. Gretchen Albrecht $6125
46. Andy Warhol $3900
48. Terry Stringer $25 225
59. Jeff Thomson $12 010
62. Greer Twiss $8105
64. Ted Dutch $6905 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
78. Ted Dutch $4560 (illustrated)
88. Ted Dutch $3300
98. Ted Dutch $2940
126. Guy Ngan $8405
139. Ian Scott $6005
169. Gretchen Albrecht $14 410
170. Gretchen Albrecht $19 215
182. Ralph Hotere $6845
428. Dennis Knight Turner $8705
429. Dennis Knight Turner $7805
431. Theo Schoon $3600
435. Theo Schoon $12 610 *a new record price for a photograph by the artist at auction.
439. Theo Schoon $6605
514. NZ folk art carving $2760
516. NZ folk art carving $4800
575. Len Castle $5285
577. Len Castle $2280

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

Contemporary: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 24th August 2018

Last night's mid-winter auction Contemporary achieved a sale total of $961 000 under the hammer with solid bidding featuring throughout and a high clearance rate.  Highest price of the evening went to Robin White's beautiful pencil drawing 'Self-Portrait with Harbour Cone' which realized $78 680, nearly double the top estimate. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

Lot 2. Katharina Grosse $36 035
Lot 3. Man Ray $3725
Lot 13. Peter Siddell $12 310
Lot 15. Peter Stichbury $11 110
Lot 19. Max Gimblett $36 035
Lot 24. Tony de Lautour $26 425
Lot 30. Jeffrey Harris $27 625
Lot 31. Pat Hanly $60 060
Lot 33. Bill Hammond $45 645
Lot 35. Dale Frank $36 035
Lot 36. Andy Warhol $16 815
Lot 45. Ralph Hotere $66 065
Lot 46. Colin McCahon $38 438
Lot 47. Robin White $78 680
Lot 51. Stephen Bambury $78 075
Lot 52. Judy Millar $24 025
Lot 53. Peter Madden $9610
Lot 56. Andrew McLeod $23 425
Lot 59. Ian Scott $13 215
Lot 61. Gretchen Albrecht $21 620
Lot 62. Rita Angus $33 630
Lot 67. Ian Scott $37 235
Lot 73. Peter McIntyre $24 025
Lot 75. Gordon Walters $21 020
Lot 77. Dick Frizzell $15 615
Lot 80. Billy Apple $9610

All prices include buyer's premium and GST.  A full list of prices realized will be published shortly.

Preliminary Highlights: New Collectors Art

By ART+OBJECT on 24th July 2018

Art+Object reports turnover of $390 000 under the hammer from last night's New Collectors auction (24 July). It was a true old fashioned New Collectors sale with both strong prices and some good buying featuring throughout. A healthy crowd along with strong remote interest from the phones and the book resulting in a sold sell-through rate.  Some of the preliminary highlights included:

4. Emily Hartley-Skudder $2160
11.1 Reuben Paterson $6605
13. Stanley Palmer $3120
17. Ralph Hotere $8405
18. Robin White $3600
21. Gordon Walters $11 410
27. Karl Maughan $3900
30. Bill Hammond $3360
32. Bill Hammond $3120
37. Ralph Hotere $7205
42. Michael Illingworth $4085
58. Josh Lancaster $1320
62. Sean Scully $4085
67. Allen Maddox $22 820
75. Heather Straka $9010
79. Nigel Brown $8405
85. Samantha Mitchell $3000
87. John Ward Knox $4565
92. Don Peebles $4085
102. Barry Lett $9610
105. Barry Lett $12 010
120.  Anne Noble $3600
121. Stephen Bambury $13 210
127. Pat Hanly $15 615
138. Anne Robinson $22 820
143. Paul Dibble $4805
147. Terry Stringer $9610
151. Anne Noble $3240
157. Anne Noble $2460
160. Fiona Pardington $3600
177. Seraphine Pick $6605
183. Tony Lane $5405
188. Dean Buchanan $3840
189. Simon Kaan $3600
240. Annie Baird $1920
252. John Drawbridge $3720
257. Ron Left $1380

All listed prices include buyer's premium and GST.  A full list of prices realized will be published online shortly.   

Preliminary Highlights: The Les and Milly Paris Collection Part 2

By ART+OBJECT on 29th June 2018

Art+Object are delighted to report a sale total of $2 000 000, realised under the hammer from last night's auction of part two of The Les and Milly Paris Collection. Clearance rates were high and close to 100% sales by value was achieved with strength displayed throughout the lower, mid and top end of the market. The previous record price for a Philip Clairmont was more than quadrupled when his magnificent Scarred Couch II was hammered down for $276 000 ($331 530) against an estimate of $160 000 - $240 000.  The record price for a Tony Fomison was also bettered by nearly $200 000 when Ah South Island, Your Music Remembers Me made $321 000 hammer ($385 585) against $180 000 - $250 000. Some of the preliminary highlights from the evening included:

Lot 2 John Johns $4565
Lot 6 Margot Phillips $9610 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 7 Colin McCahon $15 615
Lot 17 Julian Dashper $3840
Lot 19 John Tole $37 235 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 20 Allen Maddox $30 030
Lot 22 Peter Robinson $36 035
Lot 27 Peter Peryer $21 620 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 28 Peter Peryer $7805
Lot 30 Toss Woollaston $69 070
Lot 35 Tony Fomison $4805
Lot 39 Michael Smither $33 630
Lot 40 Michael Smither $51 650
Lot 41 Gordon Walters $42 040
Lot 44 Gordon Walters $73 270
Lot 45 Philip Clairmont $331 530 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 46 Ralph Hotere $168 165
Lot 47 Milan Mrkusich $90 090
Lot 48 Milan Mrkusich $72 070
Lot 49 Shane Cotton $87 685
Lot 50 Tony Fomison $385 585 * a new record price for the artist at auction.
Lot 51 Colin McCahon $156 155
Lot 59 Geoff Thornley $20 420
Lot 61 Miriam Schapiro $5405
Lot 69 Peter Peryer $5405
Lot 72 Peter Peryer $2880
Lot 79 John Bevan Ford $2880
Lot 84 Patrick Pound $6005
Lot 87 Mark Adams $3720
Lot 88 Len Castle $1320
Lot 92 Leo King $960

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

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING AT THE LES AND MILLY PARIS COLLECTION PART 2 AUCTION

By ART+OBJECT on 27th June 2018

Online, phone and absentee bidding is available for The Les and Milly Paris Collection Part 2 auction on Thursday 28 June at 6:30pm for those unable to attend.

ONLINE BIDDING:
Register directly at www.liveauctioneers.com Apps are available for iPhone and Android phones.

PHONE & ABSENTEE BIDDING:
Complete an Absentee/Phone Bid form and email to Art+Object  by 2:00pm on the auction date.

LIVE STREAMING:
The auction will be live streamed on Art+Object's Facebook page.

Preliminary Highlights - All Possible Worlds: The Peter James Smith Collection

By ART+OBJECT on 1st June 2018

Art+Object is delighted to report a preliminary sale total of $565 000 from last night's auction of All Possible Worlds: The Peter James Smith Collection. The auction can only be described as very successful and took place before a full room of bidders. Strong bidding featured throughout across the room, via the phone and through the internet bidding platform. The top price of the evening went to Colin McCahon's Light Falling Through a Dark Landscape (illustrated) which sailed beyond its top estimate of $40 000 to make $79 280. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

2. Callum Morton $3005
4. Laurence Aberhart $11 410
9. Bill Culbert $7505
15. Peter James Smith $3725
17. Melinda Harper $7805
19. Michael Parekowhai $13 815
21. Michael Parekowhai $22 820
29. Colin McCahon $79 280
30. Heather Straka $31 230
32. Bill Hammond $7445
41. Patricia Piccinini $3605
43. Polixeni Papapetrou $5345
44. Dick Frizzell $27 625
47. Hany Armanious $3725
60. Peter Robinson $8645
66. Fiona Pardington $7205
68. Peter Peryer $4205
75. Gavin Hurley $6005
86. Yvonne Todd $9010
87. Francis Upritchard $8405
89. Tony de Lautour $4805
90. Martin Ball $12 010
99. Michael Zavros $4925
101. Richard Lewer $4445
105. Don Driver $7205
110. Chris Heaphy $7205
120. Peter James Smith $13 815 * a new record price for the artist at auction
131. Kate Beynon $5885
137. Ed Ruscha $15 615
139. David Noonan $7505
155. Theo Schoon $3845
168. Bridget Riley $3725
170. Pat Hanly $7205
173. Jenny Holzer $960
186. Michael Smither $2160
189. Gordon Walters $3905
194. Chris Bond $3005

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

Two Major Koru Paintings by Gordon Walters from The Collection of Ian Scott

By ART+OBJECT on 28th March 2018

Gordon Walters Waiata (1971) and Untitled (1982) are being sold by private treaty with expressions of interest now invited. Both paintings feature in Gordon Walters: New Vision and will be on exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki from 7 July - 4 November 2018. Click here to read the brochure A+O published about these two paintings, including essays by Ian Scott and Laurence Simmons.

Gordon_Walters_1
Gordon Walters
Waiata, 1971
PVA and acrylic on canvas
1525 x 1125mm

Gordon_Walters_2
Gordon Walters
Untitled, 1982
acrylic on canvas
620 x 1835mm

Please contact Ben Plumbly for further details.
ben@artandobject.co.nz
+64 21 222 8183