Wednesday 3 November 2021
New Collectors Art & Applied Arts
6:00PM Online Auction
Welcome to Art+Object’s first art auction that will solely be held online. As we all adapt to a new way of working, we hope that you will enjoy the offering we have assembled for this auction.
Included in the sale are a number of very interesting consignments. We are delighted to be offering works on behalf of the Bieringa Collection from Wellington. Luit Bireinga is an art historian and a champion of New Zealand photography. He was formerly Director of the National Art Gallery of New Zealand and since the early 2000’s has been a prominent figure in the NZ filmmaking industry together with his wife Jan. Their films include the documentary Ans Westra: Private Journeys/Public Signposts, The Man in the Hat, a portrait of art dealer Peter McLeavey and most recently Signed, Theo Schoon, a new film re-imagining the life of the controversial artist Theo Schoon. Among the photography included are several examples by Philip Jones Griffiths, a crusading photojournalist whose pictures of civilian casualties were among the defining images of the Vietnam war. Griffiths was born in Wales and turned to photography after a career as a pharmacist. He was deeply influenced by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, a founder of the Magnum photo agency, where Griffiths was a long-time member, serving as President from 1980 – 1985. Besides his extensive work in Vietnam, Griffiths reported from dozens of other countries including the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and Cambodia from 1973-75.
Three works on paper by Séraphine Pick are illustrations from the book Through the Door she collaborated on with Jo Randerson in 2009. Other consignments include works by Fiona Pardington, Darryn George, Banksy and two collections of Remembrance quatrefoils by Max Gimblett.
Works are available for contactless viewing by request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also very happy to provide condition reports and answer additional queries.
The auction will be held online via our app. The timed auction will begin closing with lot 1 at 6:00pm on Wednesday 3 November. Thereafter lots will close consecutively every 30seconds until completion. If a lot receives a bid within the last two minutes, it will auto extend for two minutes until bidding stops.
Please note that phone bidding is not possible for this auction.