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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

PRELIMINARY HIGHLIGHTS: THE COLLECTION OF FRANK AND LYN CORNER

By ART+OBJECT on 19th March 2018

It was standing room only for those attending The Collection of Frank and Lyn Corner auction on Sunday 18 March at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington. Following Art+Object's most successful auction viewing to date, which was held across four days at the Corner's Thorndon family residence, two hundred and fourteen works from the collection were offered at auction. Several hundred collectors from across the country packed the auction room, and energetic bidding was had both in the room and across phone, absentee and online platforms. Several record prices for artists at auction were achieved, including Rita Angus' Storm, Hawkes Bay from 1969 which eventually sold for a superb $696 695. A record price at auction was also achieved for Tanya Ashken's White Torso ($34 835) which graced the catalogue cover. Total sales under the hammer for the auction were $2 600 000.

Art+Object would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the viewing and auction in Wellington.

Highlights from the auction included:
1. John Drawbridge $3120
5. E. Mervyn Taylor $8890 *a record price for the artist at auction
17. Frances Hodgkins $22 820
18. Toss Woollaston $9910
22. Philip Clairmont $12 010
25. Philip Trusttum $9010
28. Ian Scott $20 420
32. John Weeks $31 230
33. Charles Tole $31 830
34. John Weeks $37 235
35. John Drawbridge $31 230
38. Milan Mrkusich $10 810
39. Tanya Ashken $34 835 *a record price for the artist at auction
45. T.A. McCormack $6605
53. Stephen Bambury $9010
57. Trevor Moffitt $18 620
60. Theo Schoon $37 235
65. Toss Woollaston $84 085
66. Frances Hodgkins $96 095
67. Frances Hodgkins $112 910
68. Rita Angus $696 695 *a record price for the artist at auction
70. Colin McCahon $360 360
71. Ralph Hotere $111 710
72. Gordon Walters $84 085
78. Robert McLeod $14 415
83. Ludwig Miles van der Rohe $4805
84. Louise Purvis $9910
95. Omar Rayo $2040
100. Kate Wells $3720
102. Allen Maddox $6005
106. David Armitage $11 410
109. Philip Trusttum $5525
112. Paul Hartigan $3720
127. Gary Tricker $660
153. Rob Cherry $1800
169. Malcolm Warr $1680
180. Mexican Art $1080
185. Katy Corner $2640
189. Len Castle $5525
191. James Greig $1920
193. Anneke Borren $840
205. Levi Borgstrom $1800
206. Graeme Storm $1200
209. Philip Kelly $2160

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

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF FRANK AND LYN CORNER AUCTION

By ART+OBJECT on 16th March 2018

Online, phone and absentee bidding is available for The Collection of Frank and Lyn Corner auction on Sunday 18 March 2018 at 4:00pm for those unable to attend. The auction will be held at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington.

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 12:00pm noon on the auction date.

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

THE FRANK & LYN CORNER COLLECTION FEATURED IN ART NEWS, AUTUMN 2018 ISSUE

By ART+OBJECT on 28th February 2018

The latest Autumn 2018 issue of Art News New Zealand magazine features an article on The Frank & Lyn Corner Collection, which will be offered at auction by Art+Object in Wellington on Sunday 18 March. Click here to read the article or here for further information on the auction.

Preliminary Highlights: The Pat O’Connor Collection of New Zealand Studio Pottery

By ART+OBJECT on 23rd February 2018

Featuring major pieces by Len Castle, Roy Cowan, Jim Greig and Doreen Blumhardt the Pat O'Connor collection attracted a large crowd of collectors and numerous absentee and phone bidders from New Zealand and internationally, resulting in total sales under the hammer of $192 500 and a raft of strong prices including a new auction record for Len Castle of $17 895 for a spectacular large Jun glazed Blossom Vase. Some of the highlights included:

329. Len Castle early salt glaze blue salt glaze vase $5645
404. Roy Cowan salt glaze floor vase $8405
410. Graeme Storm stoneware floor vase $2160
416. Len Castle square section jun glaze bottle vase $4680
417. Len Castle large square section jun glaze bottle vase $4925
418. Len Castle square section bottle vase $3600
463. Jim Greig Solid and Void Form $7565
466. Chester Nealie celadon glaze bottle form $3000
474. Chester Nealie Large bottle form $5165
496. Len Castle Blossom Vase $17 895 *a record price for the artist at auction (illustrated)
497. Len Castle Blossom Vase $12 010
499. Len Castle Crater Lake Bowl $7325
500. Len Castle Crater Lake Bowl $5045
504. Len Castle Inverted Volcano (blue alkaline) $7325
505. Len Castle Inverted Volcano (red lava glaze) $9730
506. Len Castle Alkaline avian bowl $1920
509. Len Castle Sea Secret $2460
510. Len Castle Sea Secret $2040
516. Len Castle Blue Night Sky $2280
517. Len Castle Lava Lake Bowl $3720

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

Preliminary Highlights: New Collectors Art including The Ian Scott Collection of Landscape Paintings

By ART+OBJECT on 22nd February 2018

Our first auction of 2018 was well attended with many highlights and strong prices recorded throughout. Total sales under the hammer were $338 000, excluding subject bid offers. Top price of the evening went to Lot 91 Ralph Hotere,Tangi is my Ancestor at $21 020. Some of the highlights included:

The Ian Scott Collection of Landscape Paintings
1. Ian Scott $6005
11. Ernest Buckmaster $6005
16. Ernest Buckmaster $15 015 (illustrated)
24. A.A Deans $3840
35. A.A Deans $2820
38. Douglas Badcock $3360
41. Doulas Badcock $3120
43. A.A Deans $4685

New Collectors Art
54. Stephen Bambury $4205
55. Allen Maddox $15 015
57. Colin McCahon $4445
63. Pat Hanly $4565
65. Gordon Walters $9250
67. Ian Scott $4685
71. William Scott $3420
79. Fred Williams $3300
87. Rita Angus $3120
91. Ralph Hotere $21 020
104. Bill Hammond $3540
115. David Bromley $7505
120. Liam Davidson $3600
135. Paul Dibble $7445
173. John Drawbridge $1230
184. Jacqueline Fahey $11 710
185. Seraphine Pick $3120
186. Andrew McLeod $5405
187. Luise Fong $7205
189. Dick Frizzell $5105
198. Gavin Chilcott $2760
212. Rob Tucker $2280
222. D.B.G Goodwin $4200
234. Simon Williams $2640

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

PHONE & ABSENTEE BIDDING FOR NEW COLLECTORS ART / PAT O'CONNOR COLLECTION AUCTIONS

By ART+OBJECT on 19th February 2018

Phone and absentee bidding is available for this week's auctions of New Collectors Art (Wednesday 21 February, 6:30pm) and The Pat O'Connor Collection of New Zealand Studio Pottery (Thursday 22 February, 6:30pm) for those unable to attend. Phone & absentee bids should be registered by 4:00pm on the auction date.

PHONE & ABSENTEE BIDDING
Complete an Absentee/Phone Bid form and return via email to Art+Object.

Click here to view the online catalogues.

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.