Important Paintings & Contemporary Art

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Important Paintings & Contemporary Art

6:30pm 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Art+Object now invites entries for its second major art auction of 2020 until Thursday July 23. Our first major art auction of the year, held in the immediate aftermath of the country’s Covid-19 lockdown, defied any talk of an art market sell-off or slowdown with just shy of two million dollars of art transacted, including $1 670 000 sold under the hammer. The total was easily the highest of the auction season with strong prices achieved across all tiers of the market.

The catalogue will include the collection of local Auckland art buying collective ‘Off the Hook’, who are disbanding after ten years of collecting. Focussed on contemporary New Zealand practice, the collection includes works by Max Gimblett, Fiona Pardington, Richard Lewer, Sara Hughes, Paul Dibble, Judy Millar and more. The main body of the catalogue includes excellent and well-provenanced examples by Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Gretchen Albrecht, Pat Hanly, Stephen Bambury and Richard Killeen. Also included in the auction is Theo Schoon’s One Man’s Picture is Another Man’s Rorschach Test (1965), which featured in the artist’s seminal New Vision Gallery exhibition of 1965 and in the recent City Gallery and Te Uru exhibition, ‘Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art’.

Further Information


Thursday 13th August 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 14th August 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 15th August 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 16th August 11:00 - 16:00
Monday 17th August 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 18th August 09:00 - 14:00


    Ben Plumbly
    Director of Art