sales updates

An Interview with Tim & Sherrah Francis

By ART+OBJECT on 2nd September 2016

Click here to watch unique archival footage from 2011 of Tim and Sherrah Francis in their Wellington home discussing some of the key works from their collection.


By ART+OBJECT on 12th August 2013

If you can't make it to the saleroom for the auction on Thurdsay night (15 August) you can log onto  LiveAuctioneers, stream the auction and bid online in realtime. Apps are available for iphones and android phones.

Installation underway

By Art+Object on 2nd August 2013

The A+O team is busy installing the 165 artworks in our latest catalogue which can now be viewed online. Opening night is next Thursday the 8th of August from 6-8pm. Please join the team for a glass of Seresin wine. This image shows some of the works from the Stellar Group collection in the process of being hung at A+O's Gallery, 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland.

Important Paintings and Contemporary Art: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 12th April 2013

A superb and tightly-focussed auction was met with great enthusiasm by a good crowd at last night's first auction ofImportant Paintings and Contemporary Art.  Just over two million dollars of New Zealand art was sold under the hammer.  Some of the highlights from last night's sale included: 

Lot 2. Pat Hanly,Golden Age $41 035
Lot 4. Allen Maddox,Marilou Has Left $34 000
Lot 6. Andrew McLeod,Kowhaiwhai Sun $43 380* A record price for the artist's work at auction. 
Lot 9. Gavin Hipkins,The Homely $21 100
Lot 15. Colin McCahon,Necessary Protection $47 485
Lot 18. Bill Hammond,Untitled $175 875
Lot 19. Gordon Walters,Tautahi $439 685 (illustrated)* A record price for the artist's work at auction
Lot 31. Milan Mrkusich,Painting Red1976 $87 935
Lot 32. Colin McCahon,Rosegarden III $140 700
Lot 33. Colin McCahon,Noughts and Crosses $281 400
Lot 36. Tony Fomison,Ko te Kingitanga $146 560
Lot 42. Michael Illingworth,Land, Land and Island $100 510
Lot 54. John Pule,The Place Where I've Not Been $52 760

All prices include buyer's premium.  A full list of prices realised will appear on the website in due course.

New Collectors’ Art: Preliminary Highlights

By ART+OBJECT on 6th March 2013

A strong crowd turned out last night for A+O's first sale of 2013, New Collectors Art.  Bidding was strong throughout the just over 200 lot auction and many good prices were realized.  Just over $300 000 of art was sold under the hammer and some of the preliminary highlights included:

2. Gordon Walters, Kapiti $6565

4. Robin White, Buzzy Bee…  $5745

7. Peter McIntyre, Pacific $6450

9. Bill Hammond, Singer Songwriter III $3870

17. Stephen Bambury, Siena (X) $5860

29. Peter Stichbury, Braxton $5860

30. Neil Dawson, Dart Dome $15 240

34. John Pule, The Sun…  $19 930

43. Michael Parekowhai, Portrait of Elmer Keith I $18 170 (illustrated)  

44. Michael Parekowhai, Larry Vickers $9965

46. Allen Maddox, Verse from Keats $10 550

53. Ralph Hotere, Winter Solstice $19 930

55. Set of Barry Lett Multiples $14 070

68. Peter Peryer, Hercules…  $4395

108. A. Lois White, Figure Study $4690

155. E. Mervyn Taylor, Two Kereru $1350

165. Andre Hemer, I'm Queasy…  $2050

172. Anne Reithmeir, Colour Concept I $1755

188. Pat Hanly, Tamarillo $4800

Prices of been rounded to the nearest $5.00 and include buyer's premium and GST.  All prices will be posted on the website shortly.


By ART+OBJECT on 27th November 2012

If you can't make it to the saleroom for tonight's auction you can log onto LiveAuctioneers, stream the auction and bid online in realtime. Apps are available for iphones and android phones.

Brent Wong

By ART+OBJECT on 1st October 2012

Following on from the record sale price of Brent Wong's Mean Time Exposure in the Paris Family Collection, A+O have successfully completed the private placement of the near-companion painting, Siren for an undisclosed amount.  Painted in 1970, the year prior to Mean Time Exposure, Siren was previously held in a local, private collection.  Whilst Mean Time Exposure is now in the collection of The Museum of New Zealand: Te Papa Tongarewa, Siren will remain in private hands.