Modernism in New Zealand

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Modernism in New Zealand

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Schoon archive sets the market alight. A packed room with multiple bidders across all sections of the 300 lot catalogue resulted in a sale clearance rate of 78% and upper estimates exceeded repeatedly as bidders battled for key pieces from the collection of Rodney Robertson and the important archive of Theo Schoon Cave art and photography dating to the 1940s. The sale and catalogue proved again that collectors value provenance and history associated with New Zealand’s cultural heritage and the growing appreciation for New Zealand modernist applied arts, design and visual art.

Auction highlights:

Lot 5 Ted Dutch Signaller figure sold for $1875
7 Ted Dutch Signaller column sold for $3400
11 Ted Dutch stoneware monochrome figure - $3165
37 Leo King Spherical Orb - $2050
45 Doreen Blumhardt coral series outdoor tables - $3165
50 Tony Fomison terracotta hanging form - $3045
70 Jose Bribiesca Chess Set - $3045
75 Edgar Mansfield Animism Sculpture - $3045
80 Bob Roukema Wingback chair - $3630
98 John Crichton wall charger - $4980
137 Roy Cowan large garden pot - $4455
144 Len Castle & Theo Schoon tablets - $11 725
196 John Middleditch abstract sculpture in copper - $2225
221 Theo Schoon Craigmore Pareora - $18 290
227 Theo Schoon Ford’s Hanging Rock part 4 - $22 040
232 Theo Schoon Ahuriri River part 1 - $18 760
233 Theo Schoon Earthquakes Duntroon - $24 620
243 Theo Schoon Opihi River Taniwha - $3515
248 Theo Schoon Pareora River Bird Men - $3165
249 Theo Schoon/William Vance archive - $26 380
252 Dennis Knight Turner Painting no.6 - $8910
253 Don Driver Two Part Relief - $6210
254 Guy Ngan Blue Formation - $6095
268 Theo Schoon large Waiotapu mudpool study - $2985
274 Frank Hofmann Composition with Cactus - $5860
276 Frank Hofmann Kiri Te Kanawa - $4805
289 Colin McCahon Letterbox - $19 930

*All prices listed include buyer’s premium and GST of 17.25%.

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