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SEASON'S GREETINGS AND THANK YOU

By ART+OBJECT on 21st December 2017

The ART+OBJECT team would like to thank all of our clients and visitors who have contributed to an extremely busy and eventful year. Amongst numerous highlights have been landmark private collections including those of Anne Coney, Glenn Schaeffer and the Estate of Michael Illingworth. With art sales of over $10 million and total annual sales of over $12 million (including $750 000 of Rare Books auctions), Art+Object is again New Zealand's leading auction house for the past year. In 2017 Art+Object also reached the milestone of completing over 2000 valuation mandates since 2007.

Art+Object will close from Thursday 21 December 2017, re-opening for the new year on Wednesday 17 January 2018. Of particular note for 2018 will be our first ever auction to be held in Wellington - the landmark collection of Frank and Lyn Corner on Saturday 17 March. Click here for preliminary information on the auction.

We take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and enjoyable festive season.

New Collectors Art, December 7: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 8th December 2017

ART+OBJECT's final auction of 2017 resulted in turnover of $350 550 under the hammer. A healthy crowd, solid bidder activity and several strong prices capped off what has been a remarkable year for Art+Object and the wider New Zealand art market. The total realised last night witnessed A+O just nudge past the $10 000 000 mark for total art sales at auction in the calendar year, the second consecutive year it has reached this milestone. Some of the preliminary highlights from last night included:

4. Emily Hartley-Skudder $1500
18. Peter Robinson $3000
21. Robin White $7445
26. Michael Smither $4200
27. Bill Hammond $4685
42. Don Binney $4325
54. Ralph Hotere $7265
60. Tony Fomison $9005
66. Marti Friedlander $6605
71. Fiona Pardington $9005
89. Colin McCahon $11 050 (illustrated)
102. Peter Stichbury $4205
105. Colin McCahon $4565
108. Barry Brickell $5525
109. Teuane Tibbo $5045
120. Paul Dibble $9610
121. Terry Stringer $4805
133. Joe Sheehan $3360
147. Gregor Kregar $4445
153. Max Gimblett $7805
159. George Baloghy $6605
169. Steve Harris $3845
171. Heather Straka $5525
179. Robert McLeod $3120
185. Jason Grieg $2640
201. Gavin Chilcott $2640
204. Gretchen Albrecht $8405
237. Gretchen Albrecht $2400
257. Stanley Palmer $7205
273. Greer Twiss $2280
285. Michael Tuffery $3840
296. Ralph Hotere $4200

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

Important Paintings & Contemporary Art, November 28: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 29th November 2017

Art+Object's final Important Paintings & Contemporary Art auction of 2017 took place last night in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd of bidders. The auction commenced with fourteen lots from the collection of the Artrix Group, which were met with animated bidding from the room and on the phone with all but one lot from the collection selling well in excess of their estimates. Following the Artrix collection the remainder of the auction included further works from mixed vendors, with strong interest coming from absentee and phone bidders. The top price of the evening went to Gordon Walters' Untitled (acrylic on canvas, 1991) at $88 890. The auction resulted in a turnover of $1 100 000 under the hammer. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

1. Jude Rae $19 820
3. Allen Maddox $30 030
7. Karl Maughan $22 220
9. Paul Dibble $19 820
15. Theo Schoon $26 425
27. Fiona Pardington $28 230
33. Don Binney $48 050
35. John Weeks $14 415
37. Charles Tole $30 030
39. Robert Ellis $26 425
41. Shane Cotton $30 630
43. John Walsh $24 025
44. Colin McCahon $49 250
50. Simon Kaan $18 620
55. Michael Hight $24 625
67. Richard Killeen $45 645
68. Philip Clairmont $66 065
76. Gordon Walters $88 890

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

The Glenn Schaeffer Collection: PRELIMINARY HIGHLIGHTS

By ART+OBJECT on 1st November 2017

The Glenn Schaeffer Collection auction took place at Art+Object last night in front of a solid room of bidders, with strong interest also coming from absentee, phone and online bidders. The auction commenced with new record prices at auction for Don Driver's 'Blue and Red Relief' ($48 050), Geoff Thornley's 'Edgings and Inchings of Final Form No. 8' ($36 035) and Judy Millar's 'Untitled' ($43 245). The top price of the evening went to Callum Innes' 'Exposed Painting - Intense Black' at $78 080. The auction resulted in a turnover of $1 250 000 under the hammer.

Some of the preliminary highlights included:
1. Neil Dawson $24 625
3. Fred Sandback $7205
5. Don Driver $48 050 *a record price for the artist at auction
7. Imi Knoebel $9610
12. Yuk King Tan $18 020
13. Michael Parekowhai $23 425
16. Geoff Thornley $36 035 *a record price for the artist at auction
18. Judy Millar $43 245 *a record price for the artist at auction
20. T.A. Fresh $6125
27. Paul Dibble $26 425
29. Peter Robinson $54 055
32. Kathleen Petyarre $32 430
33. Rosella Namok $12 610
41. Laurence Aberhart $6485
47. Tony Smith $66 065
52. Callum Innes $78 080 (illustrated)
60. Rosalie Gascoigne $74 475
70. Ani O'Neill $15 615
75. Jim Speers $30 030
91. John Panting $7205
103. Karl Benjamin $68 470
119. Gwyn Hanssen-Pigott $3725
135. Fatu Feu'u $5285
151. Christine Hellyar $18 620

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

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING FOR THE GLENN SCHAEFFER COLLECTION AUCTION

By ART+OBJECT on 27th October 2017

Online, phone and absentee bidding is available for The Glenn Schaeffer Collection auction on Tuesday 31 October 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 of the auction will also be available via Live Auctioneers.

The Estate of Michael Illingworth: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 15th September 2017

Last night's auction of the estate of legendary painter Michael Illingworth was among the most successful auctions to be held at Art+Object in our ten year history. A crowd in excess of one hundred and twenty collectors competed with absentee bidders, online bidders and the phone to create a charged atmosphere in which works frequently sold for in excess of two or three times their estimates.

Some of the preliminary highlights included:
1. Michael Illingworth, Untitled - Abstract Figure Study $9010
3. Michael Illingworth, Self Portrait $19 220
5. Michael Illingworth, Thomas P.Q $13 215
7. Michael Illingworth, As Adam and Eve Composition $5765
9. Michael Illingworth, Study of Adam $9610
14. Michael Illingworth, Study for Mr and Mrs Thomas Piss-Quick $6005
18. Michael Illingworth, Untitled - Head and Shoulders Portrait $8110
23. Michael Illingworth, Study for Pah Hill $7505
31. Michael Illingworth, Untitled - Eve in a Landscape $7205
34. Michael Illingworth, Untitled $9610
38. Michael Illingworth, Tawera in Landscape $36 035
39. Michael Illingworth, The Three Quark Man, Muster Mark $58 860
43. Michael Illingworth, Tomb of Sea Horse $82 880
58. Michael Illingworth, Painting III $110 510
59. Michael Illingworth, Tawera $78 080
60. Michael Illingworth, As Adam and Eve $66 065
61. Michael Illingworth, Painting with Rainbow $129 130
68. Michael Illingworth, Untitled $124 925
71. Michael Illingworth, Untitled - Tawera Figure $18 615

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

Image courtesy of the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust.

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING FOR THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL ILLINGWORTH AUCTION

By ART+OBJECT on 8th September 2017

Online, phone and absentee bidding is available for next week's The Estate of Michael Illingworth auction 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 4:00pm on the auction date.  

Live streaming of the auction will also be available via liveauctioneers.com.

Coverage of The Michael Illingworth Estate Collection in Art News, Spring 2017

By ART+OBJECT on 22nd August 2017

The latest Spring 2017 issue of Art News New Zealand features an insightful article by Gregory O'Brien on the life and work of Michael Illingworth. Click here to read the article.

A+O is honoured to offer The Michael Illingworth Estate Collection at auction on Thursday 14 September. The catalogue will be available in print and online from late August. Click here for further information.