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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.

Important Photographs and Contemporary Art: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 11th August 2017

Last night's auction of Important Photographs and Contemporary Art resulted in a turnover of $1 113 000 under the hammer. The top price of the evening went to Pat Hanly's Figures in Light No. 12 at $174 175 against an estimate of $100 000 - $160 000, which was repatriated from the United States for sale. New record prices were achieved for Theo Schoon and Lisa Reihana. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

Lot 2. Sam Mitchell $5405
Lot 8. James Robinson $9610
Lot 15. Amy Melchior $5645
Lot 16. Terry Stringer $7205
Lot 17. Ray Haydon $6485
Lot 20. Roger Mortimer $9310
Lot 26. Michael Parekowhai $21 620
Lot 28. Lisa Reihana $28 825 * A new record price for the artist's work at auction.  
Lot 29. Yvonne Todd $12 615
Lot 35. Peter Peryer $10 210
Lot 41. Theo Schoon $4505
Lot 42. Theo Schoon $4505
Lot 47. Fiona Pardington $33 630
Lot 51. Laurence Aberhart $5405
Lot 56. Steve Rumsey $4805
Lot 63. Allen Maddox $45 645
Lot 72. Grahame Sydney $66 065
Lot 73. Pat Hanly $174 175
Lot 75. Shane Cotton $72 075
Lot 76. Seraphine Pick $66 065
Lot 78. Michael Illingworth $42 040
Lot 81. Milan Mrkusich $55 255
Lot 83. Dale Frank $28 825
Lot 84. Peter Siddell $19 220
Lot 93. Theo Schoon $74 475 * A new record price for the artist's work at auction (illustrated).
Lot 94. Theo Schoon $30 030
Lot 97. Buck Nin $14 415
Lot 101. Star Gossage $15 615
Lot 102. Don Driver $12 010
Lot 117. Robin White $11 050

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: CATALOGUE 118

By ART+OBJECT on 9th August 2017

Online, phone and absentee bidding is available for tomorrow's Important Photographs & Contemporary Art 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.

The Collection of Anne Coney: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 7th July 2017

Art+Object is delighted to report that last night's auction of The Collection of Anne Coney was exceedingly well received by the marketplace. Despite the inclement weather the auction was well attended and there was spirited bidding throughout, with many lots selling for well in excess of their top estimates. Sales under the hammer last night were an impressive $1 333 255 excluding subject bids. Some of the preliminary highlights included:

1. Jeff Koons $15 915
5. Karl Maughan $51 050* a new record price for the artist's work at auction
9. Andrew McLeod $49 245
10. Dale Frank $92 490 * a new international record price for the artist's work at auction (illustrated)
11. Judy Millar $33 630
12. Judy Millar $38 435
21. Colin McCahon $36 035
23. Michael Parekowhai $120 120
26. Michael Smither $97 295
33. Adele Younghusband $32 430
34. Piero Fornasetti $25 225
38. Michael Illingworth $85 285
40. Neil Dawson $21 620
42. Bill Hammond $30 030
44. Jeffrey Harris $22 820
47. Sam Mitchell $19 215 * a new record price for the artist's work at auction
49. Allen Maddox $88 885
51. Robert Ellis $30 030
54. Heather Straka $34 830 * a new record price for the artist's work at auction
62. Denys Watkins $17 415 * a new record price for the artist's work at auction
79. Julian Dashper $13 815
81. Stanley Palmer $26 425
87. Jeff Thomson $14 110

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

New Collectors Art / The Charlie Saxton Estate Collection of Rugby Memorabilia / Modern Design & Studio Ceramics: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 23rd June 2017

After two evenings and nearly 650 lots ART+OBJECT can report a sales total of $688 221 achieved under the hammer. Preliminary sale highlights from the two auctions included:

Evening One: New Collectors Art

2 Jae Hoon Lee $7805
3 Karl Maughan $19 820
16 Brett Graham $4805
26 Warren Viscoe $8405
35 Paul Dibble $9610
38 Warwick Freeman $3720
44 Warwick Freeman $2220
50 Virginia Leonard $3840
55 Gina Jones $10 210
59 Mark Wooller $6965
68 Banksy $9005
98 Theo Schoon $22 820
99 Theo Schoon $31 230
124 Seraphine Pick $4205
126 Ralph Hotere $9610
131 Gavin Hurley $9005
165 Allen Maddox $7205
168 Stephen Bambury $6605
171 Tony de Lautour $9370
173 Mervyn Williams $9605
177 Ralph Hotere $15 615
208 Max Gimblett $5045
245 Jenny Dolezel $7205
315 C.F Goldie $3720

Evening Two: The Charlie Saxton Estate Collection of Rugby Memorabilia / Modern Design & Studio Ceramics

405 Otago rugby annuals $960
410 1905 - 1906 Poster $960
416 1885 annual $1800
428 1967 touchline flag $1200
490 Charlie Saxton scrapbook $2580
506 Charlie Saxton jersey $2040
517 Welsh jersey $1680
520 Australian jersey $1680
521 Ces Romalli jersey $3480
532 WWI Cap etc $6005
566 Invincibles menu $2280
579 1905 - 1906 photo $3360
580 1996 jersey $1860

601 Len Castle $1140
648 John Parker $1320
668 Pounamu $4805
674 Brendon Hartwell $30 030 (illustrated)
676 Poster $2880
695 Jan Ekselius $1560
698 Sofa $1800
708 Pierre Paulin $1800
715 Theo Haberli $2760
716 Eames $1680

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

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING: Catalogue 116

By ART+OBJECT on 20th June 2017

Online, phone and absentee bidding is available for this week's ART+OBJECT auctions of New Collectors Art / The Charlie Saxton Estate Collection of Rugby Memorabilia / Modern Design & Studio Ceramics 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 each auction will also be available via liveauctioneers.com.