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Important Paintings and Contemporary Art: November 27th – Preliminary Highlights

By Art+Object on 28th November 2014

ART+OBJECT's final major art sale of 2014 was a resounding success last night, featuring many strong results and a high clearance rate.  Over $1 150 000 was transacted under the hammer.  A few of the preliminary highlights included:

Lot 1. Michael Parekowhai $9380
Lot 3. Michael Parekowhai $9380
Lot 14. Molly Macallister $9965
Lot 18. John Pule $19 930
Lot 20. Gretchen Albrecht $72 695 * A new artist record
Lot 21. Colin McCahon $52 760
Lot 26. Bill Henson $43 340
Lot 27. Robert Ellis $19 930
Lot 31. Richard Killeen $46 900 (illustrated above)
Lot 34. Bill Hammond $73 865
Lot 36. Colin McCahon $79 140
Lot 37. Colin McCahon $123 110
Lot 38. Colin McCahon $117 250
Lot 39. Liz Maw $42 210
Lot 40. Tony Fomison $49 830
Lot 48. Pat Hanly $76 210
Lot 54. Richard Killeen $29 310
Lot 63. Elizabeth Thomson $12 895

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

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING: IMPORTANT PAINTINGS AND CONTEMPORARY ART

By Art+Object on 25th November 2014

Art+Object's Important Paintings and Contemporary Art catalogue, which is currently on view at the gallery, will be put to auction on Thursday 27th November at 6:30pm NZT.

If you are unable to be present in the auction room and would like to place an absentee or phone bid please complete an Absentee Bidding form, which can be found on our website, and scan to info@artandobject.co.nz by 4pm on the auction date.

Alternatively, the auction will also be available to watch live and real-time bid online at Live Auctioneers. Online bidders will need to register on the Live Auctioneers website. Apps are available for iPhones and android phones.

Visit the online catalogue to view the complete illustrated list of lots and for further information on viewing hours.

Content.02 Now Available

By Art+Object on 6th November 2014

A+O's annual magazine dedicated to NZ visual arts in the world is now available. This edition focusses on New Zealand artists and curators making their mark internationally. The magazine is designed to celebrate the growing global voice of our visual arts culture and features interviews with 2012 Walters Prize winner Kate Newby in New York, Francis Upritchard in London and former director of ARTSPACE Tobias Berger in Hong Kong. A+O also caught up with Simon Denny to discuss his 2015 Venice Biennale installation Secret Power. Content also journeys to Clandon Park in Surrey to explore the context of the venerable carved whare Hinemihi whose history is inextricably linked to some of the most dramatic events of 19th century Aotearoa.

You can view the magazine online or collect a complimentary copy at ART+OBJECT at 3 Abbey Street, Newton during the viewing for our upcoming Important Paintings & Contemporary Art catalogue from Nov 20 - 27. If you live out of Auckland you can request a complimentary copy of Content by emailing your postage details to A+O at info@artandobject.co.nz (this offer will only apply for a short period as numbers are limited).

Nordic Design: Preliminary Auction Highlights

By Art+Object on 24th October 2014

Art + Object's first specialist Nordic Design auction was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of mid-century collectors as well as being watched online by numerous buyers. 

Highlights include:

5. Berhard Pedersen and Son Danish rosewood sideboard $3517.50

6. Ake Fribytter for Nelo Moblel pair of Swedish Kroken Lounge chairs and ottomans $6097

8. Hans Wegner for A.P Stolen early Papa bear chair and ottoman $16415 (illustrated)

24. Verner Panton original VP Globe pendant light $3048.50

26. Axel Salto for Royal Copenhagen green glazed budding stoneware vase $2814

67. Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen pair of AJ table lamps $1641.50

83. Hans Wegner pair of Butterfly chairs $6625

85. Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen pair of copper wall lights $3517.50

109. Henning Kjarnulf for Soro Stolefabrik set of eight scissor leg dining chairs $3283

 

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

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING: NORDIC DESIGN

By Art+Object on 22nd October 2014

Art+Object's latest auction catalogue of Nordic Design, which is currently on view at the gallery, will be put to auction this evening at 6:30pm NZT.

If you are unable to be present in the auction room and would like to place an absentee or phone bid please complete an Absentee Bidding form, which can be found on our website, and scan to info@artandobject.co.nz by 4pm today.

Alternatively, the auction will also be available to watch live and real-time bid online at Live Auctioneers. Online bidders will need to register on the Live Auctioneers website. Apps are available for iPhones and android phones.

Visit the online catalogue to view the complete illustrated list of lots.

October 7th and 9th: Preliminary Auction Highlights

By Art+Object on 10th October 2014

Highlights were numerous across the varied and extensive two-part October catalogue with results among the highest witnessed for these categories of sale, signalling continued strength in both the Decorative Arts and Fine Art market in the low to middle price point range.  A few of the more notable sales included:

New Collectors Art

4. Gordon Walters $7738
5. Richard Killeen $6448
7. Michael Hight $11 960
8. Jude Rae $7915
14. Philip Clairmont $9380
31. Ralph Hotere $4980

New Zealand International Prints from the Collection of Tanya Asken and John Drawbridge

35. Pable Picasso $3280
36. Henri Mastisse $4690
44. Paul Cezanne $2815
48. Pierre Renoir $4925
52. Francisco Goya $3340
60. John Drawbridge $1990

71. Tony de Lautour $10 550
73. Seraphine Pick $4690
76. Gretchen Albrecht $22 860
81. Max Gimblett $9670
87. Reuben Paterson $5160
90. Michael Parekowhai $8790
99. Ann  Robinson $18 760
145. Colin Wheeler $3985
152. Dick Frizzell $23 450
162. Ralph Hotere $4395
187. Robin White $6155
195. Don Binney $20 520

Asian Art, Modern Design, Decorative Art, Artefacts and Ceramics

397. Lucie Rie $10 550
413. Charles and Ray Eames $7330
439  & 440. Hans Wegner $8210
445. Etore Sotsass $3280
446. Michele de Lucchi $3050
455.  Simon Low $3985
465. Angle Poise Lamp $4220
470. Garth Chester Table $4925
502. Carlo Bugatti $21 105 (illustrated)
583. Buffalo Horns $1525
584. Birds of Paradise $3280
589. Ngati Tarawai Fire Surround $10 550
630. African Fetish Figure $4690
704. Graham Storm $1170
743. John Parker $1875
754. Leo King $2695

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

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING: OCTOBER AUCTION CATALOGUE

By Art+Object on 6th October 2014

Art+Object's latest auction catalogue, which is currently on view at the gallery, will be put to auction this week across two evenings:

Tuesday 7 October, 6:30pm NZT: New Collectors Art (lots 1 - 195)
Thursday 9 October, 6:00pm NZT: Asian Art, Modern Design, Decorative Arts of the Modern Movement, New Zealand Artefacts, and Studio Ceramics (lots 250 - 775)

If you are unable to be present in the auction room and would like to place an absentee or phone bid please complete an Absentee Bidding form, which can be found on our website, and scan to info@artandobject.co.nz by 2pm on the auction date.

Alternatively, sections of both auctions will also be available to watch live and real-time bid online at Live Auctioneers. Please note that only lots 1 - 64 on Tuesday 7 October and lots 250 - 588 on Thursday 9 October will be available to bid online. Online bidders will need to register on the Live Auctioneers website. Apps are available for iPhones and android phones.

Visit our website to view the complete auction catalogue and for viewing hours.

AUCTION SUMMARY - IMPORTANT PAINTINGS AND CONTEMPORARY ART, AUCTION 7 AUGUST 2014

By Art+Object on 15th August 2014

Colin McCahon
Waterfall
enamel and sawdust on board, 1964
Price realised: $51 590 

Just over a week on from the mid-Winter major art auction of Important Paintings and Contemporary Art, ART+OBJECT is delighted to report an auction total of $1.45 million and announce new record prices for Billy Apple, Ans Westra and Dame Ngaio Marsh.  Taken together with the April auction, which realised $1.8 million, ART+OBJECT comfortably leads the market for sales of major New Zealand art works at auction in 2014.    

The catalogue was perhaps most notable for the inclusion of many major modern and contemporary paintings with impeccable and interesting provenance.  Among these were Billy Apple's seminal transactional painting, Sold.  The artist will be the subject of a major and long-overdue retrospective at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki in 2015.  From the collection of the well-known buying collective The Future Group, Sold had been requested by exhibition curator Tina Barton for the retrospective and identified as a key work from the artist's Transaction series.  It sold for an unprecedented price at auction of $58 625.  Ralph Hotere's The Wind II was the second Song Cycle Banner to be presented to the market in as many auction catalogues.  It featured in Gregory O'Brien's publication 'Hotere: Out the Black Window' and sold in a negotiated sale for $170 000.  Colin McCahon's Homage to Ingres was gifted by McCahon to his then-dealer Don Wood and has resided in his collection ever since.  It sold for $87 935. 

Other noteworthy results include: Michael Parekowhai , Amiens ($23 450); Don Driver, Soft Hanging No. I ($15 240); Dick Frizzell, The Magpies ($23 450); Colin McCahon, Waterfall ($51 590); Seraphine Pick, Hideout ($58 625); Stephen Bambury, "It Recalled the Immaterialty of the Universe" ($44 555); Peter McIntyre, Start of the Roundup ($37 520); Michael Smither, Hapuka ($75 040); Colin McCahon, Helensville ($84 420); Paul Dibble, Soft Geometric ($58 625); John Pule, Arcadia ($22 275); Francis Newton Souza, Hampstead Terraces ($84 420) and R. N Field ($11 135).                

We now welcome consignments for our final auction of Important Paintings and Contemporary Art scheduled for November 27th.  Early consignments include important works by Richard Killeen, Don Binney, Colin McCahon and Milan Mrkusich.  Director of Art, Ben Plumbly will be visiting Wellington in the coming weeks conducting appraisals for the auction catalogue.

Ben Plumbly:
021 222 8183 or ben@artandobject.co.nz

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Ralph Hotere
The Wind II
acrylic and dyes on canvas, 1975
Price realised: $170 000 

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Seraphine Pick
Hideout
oil on linen, diptych, 2006
Price realised: $58 625 

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Peter Robinson
Bare Essentials
acrylic, ink, enamel and charcoal on canvas, 2009
Price realised: $28 140 

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Ans Westra
Untitled
gelatin silver print
Price realised: $9025 

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Michael Smither
Hapuka
oil on board, 1979
Price realised: $75 040 

* All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST of 17.25%. 
A full list of prices realised will be published on the website shortly.