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Important Paintings and Contemporary Art: Preliminary Sale Summary

By ART+OBJECT on 4th April 2014

Illustrated: Lot 55: Milan Mrkusich $125 455* New artist record price at auction 

The Strip Club Collection:
Lot 2. Andrew Barber $7500
Lot 3. Andre Hemer $1875
Lot 9. Sam Mitchell $5630
Lot 10. Seraphine Pick $6450
Lot 11. Miranda Parkes $9380
Lot 13. Saskia Leek $5040
Lot 15. Liz Maw $15 240
Lot 29. Gavin Hurley $5390

Further New Zealand Art Works:
Lot 31. Pat Hanly $17 580
Lot 41. Simon Ingram $7620
Lot 42. Sara Hughes $11 725
Lot 48. Gretchen Albrecht $34 000
Lot 54. Allen Maddox $64 490
Lot 56. Bill Hammond $140 700
Lot 58. Colin McCahon $263 810
Lot 59. Colin McCahon $146 560
Lot 62: Ralph Hotere, Vidyapati's Song (1975). Realised $257 950
Lot 64. Michael Illingworth $137 770
Lot 73. Gottfried Lindauer $87 935
Lot 78. Paul Dibble $12 020
Lot 81. Andrew McLeod $10 550
Lot 86. Marti Friedlander $6450
Lot 91. Geoff Thornley $10 550

*All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST of 17.25%.  A full list of prices realized will be available shortly.  

ONLINE & PHONE/ABSENTEE BIDDING – IMPORTANT PAINTINGS AND CONTEMPORARY ART (CATALOGUE 76)

By Art + Object on 2nd April 2014

Art + Object's first major art auction for 2014, Important Paintings and Contemporary Art, will take place tomorrow evening, Thursday 3 April, at 6:30pm NZT.

This distinctive catalogue is notable for the inclusion of a major suite of works by Colin McCahon and signature works by Frances Hodgkins, Michael Illingworth, Ralph Hotere, Bill Hammond, Gretchen Albrecht and Gottfried Lindauer. The catalogue also includes the collection of the Strip Club, a contemporary buying group who focussed on works by artists exhibiting on Auckland's Karangahape Road. The Strip Club collection features works by Andrew Barber, Andre Hemer, Seung Yul Oh, Sam Mitchell, Liz Maw and Seraphine Pick.

The auction catalogue will be available to view and real-time bid online at Live Auctioneers. Bidders need to be registered on the website to bid. Apps are available for iphones and android phones.                                                      

If you are not able to be present in the auction room on the night and would like to place an absentee or phone bid please fill in an  Absentee Bidding form, which can be found on our website, and scan to info@artandobject.co.nz by 2pm tomorrow.

A+O One Day Exhibition at McCahon House Museum - March 30 2014

By Art + Object on 1st April 2014

On Sunday a unique one day exhibition of five Colin McCahon works was held at McCahon House Museum in French Bay, Titarangi, the original residence of the McCahon family between 1953 - 1960. Of the five works showcased two were painted at the house and returning for the first time since being painted. The event was a great success, with over 300 visitors to the cottage throughout the day.

The event was made possible with the partnership of McCahon House Trust. Visit www.mccahonhouse.org.nz for further information on the trust and visiting hours to the cottage.

The five works are featured in Art + Object's current Important Paintings and Contemporary Art auction catalogue, and are currently on view at Art + Object, 3 Abbey Street in Newton. The complete catalogue can be viewed at www.artandobject.co.nz

The works will be put to auction this Thursday 3 April at 6:30pm, and will be available to watch and bid for in real time at www.liveauctioneers.com

 

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Special viewing at McCahon House Museum – Sunday March 30th

By Art + Object on 13th March 2014

On Sunday March 30th ART+OBJECT will be publicly exhibiting five works by Colin McCahon from our upcoming April 3rd auction of Important Paintings and Contemporary Art at the artist's original Auckland residence, now the McCahon House Museum in Titirangi.  This event has been prompted by two 1950s paintings which would have been painted at the house, French Bay (1956) and Black and White Landscape (1959).  The latter painting has been missing off the McCahon database and from all recent records of the artist's work.  Also on view will be the significant 1976 painting Clouds 7, repatriated from Australia for auction. 

Please join us at the McCahon House, 67 Otitori Bay Road, French Bay, Titirangi between 11:00am and 4:00pm on Sunday 30th March when the two 1950s works will be available for viewing in the context in which they were painted, alongside three further works by the artist. 

The remainder of the auction will be on view simultaneously at ART+OBJECT, 3 Abbey Street, Newton from Thursday 27th March. 

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March 4/5 Auction Highlights

By Art + Object on 7th March 2014

Illustration: Toss Woollaston, McFedries Farm, Riwaka (lot 23)
oil on board
signed; title inscribed and dated 1981-2 verso
880 x 670mm
$12 000 - $18 000
Price realised: $26 380

A+O's first sale of the year has completed a hectic week with over 650 lots being offered and numerous sale highlights across the New Collectors/Asian Art/Modern Design/Studio Ceramics and Decorative Arts catalogues. The highlight of the week was the magnificent Kahu Huruhuru (lot 341), which was much admired for its rarity, design and quality. The striking design and combination of kaka, kereru and kiwi feathers indicated that this was a superior 19th century Maori cloak of a quality usually found in public museum collections. At auction numerous bidders competed against an estimate of $15 000 - $30 000 with the cloak ultimately selling for $46 900.

The New Collectors sale on Tuesday was characterised by strong absentee and phone bidders competing with the bidders in the room. Top price on the night went to Toss Woollaston's oil on board McFedries Farm, Riwaka (lot 23) dating to 1981/2 which sold for $26 380. Other highlights included strong demand and pricing for works by Ruth Watson, Allen Maddox, Geoffrey Fairburn, Nigel Brown, Max Gimblett, Reuben Paterson, Don Driver, Don Peebles, Robert Ellis. 

Wednesday night saw Asian Art commence with spirited bidding for a small group of bronzes. The Modern Design and Studio ceramics sections saw the star lots attract strong bidding  as demand for the work of Len Castle continues unabated.

A selection of highlights included

1 - Terry Stringer $2345
7 - Peter Robinson $4690
15 - Jude Rae $11 725
20 - JS Parker $4690
23 - Toss Woollaston $26 380
26 - Ruth Watson $4570
32 - Allen Maddox $2110
38 - Gretchen Albrecht $3515
43 - SL Thompson $3280
55 - Max Gimblett $8205
61 - Reuben Paterson $5975
80 - Don Driver $4100
82 - Nigel Brown $12 660
84 - Don Peebles $6250
87 - Robert Ellis $7620
108 - Michael Smither $1524
238 - Tibetan bronze Tara $3045
309 - Samanid calligraphic bowl $2930
341 - 19th century Kahu Huruhuru $46 900
415 - David Trubridge body raft $7970
441 - Jorgan Baekmark chairs $3750
446 - Charles and Ray Eames $5040
491 - Garry Nash Jelly Bean Jar $1875
530 - Len Castle crater $3985
545 - Christine Thacker Torso $4335
548 - Len Castle Volcano $5860
556 - Len Castle Red Lava bowl $2345
567 -John Parker  Still Life Vessel $3750

Illustration: A fine 19th century Kahu Huruhuru (lot 341)
1040 x 1400mm
$15 000 - $30 000
Price reaslied: $46 900

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Online & Absentee Bidding - Catalogue 75, Night two

By Art + Object on 5th March 2014

The second night of auction for our current catalogue will take place this evening from 5pm NZT. The catalogue includes an array of Asian Art, Collectable Watches, New Zealand Artefacts, Taxidermy, Modern Design, Studio Ceramics, and Decorative Arts.

If you are not able to be present in the auction room and would like to place an absentee or phone bid please fill in an Absentee Bidding form, which can be found on our website, and scan to info@artandobject.co.nz by 2pm today.

Lots 200 - 515 (Asian Art, Collectable Watches, Taxidermy, and Modern Design) from the catalogue will be available to view and real-time bid online at Live Auctioneers
Bidders need to be registered on the website. Apps are available for iphones and android phones. Please note that the other sections of the sale will not be available on this service.

Catalogue 75 - Absentee and Online Bidding

By Art + Object on 4th March 2014

Art + Object's first auction for 2014 will take place this evening at 6:30pm NZT and tomorrow evening from 5pm NZT. The catalogue includes an array of New Collectors Art (Tuesday 4 March), and Asian Art, Modern Design, Studio Ceramics, and New Zealand Artefacts (Wednesday 5 March).

If you are not able to be present in the auction room on either evening and would like to place an absentee or phone bid please fill in an Absentee Bidding form, which can be found on our website, and scan to info@artandobject.co.nz by 2pm on the respective day.

Lots 200 - 515 (Asian Art and Modern Design) from the auction catalogue will be available to view and real-time bid online at Live Auctioneers on Wednesday 5 March. Bidders need to be registered on the website. Apps are available for iphones and android phones.                                                         Please note that the other sections of the auction will not be available to bid for online.

Illustrated:

Ann Robinson, Ice Bowl (lot 62)
cast glass
375 x 375 x 230mm
$15 000 - $20 000

Art + Object Important Paintings and Contemporary Art highlights - 2013

By Art + Object on 17th February 2014

It's all in motion at A+O as we catalogue and photograph an exciting array of items in preparation for our March auction (New Collectors Art, Modern Design & Objects, Asian Art & Antiques) and April auction (Important Paintings and Contemporary Art).  Stay tuned to view our March catalogue online in the coming days…

In the meantime browse through a few of Art + Object's important paintings and contemporary art highlights from 2013 and what they fetched in auction, which include works by Gordon Walters, Colin McCahon, Pat Hanly, Bill Hammond, and Tony Fomison.

Consignments for our Important Paintings and Contemporary Art in April are invited until March 7th. Contact Ben Plumbly, Director of Art, with any enquires - 021 222 8183 or ben@artandobject.co.nz

Illustrated: Gordon Walters, Tautahi.  PVA and acrylic on canvas, 1971.  Sold at auction for $375,000.00 ($439,710.00 inclusive of premium and GST)