The Ron Sang Collection

Thursday 5 March 2015

The Ron Sang Collection

Over three hundred collectors packed ART+OBJECT to witness one of the most successful art and collectable auctions in New Zealand history. Over 98% sold under the hammer with lots regularly making two to three times their estimates. Unsurprisingly, Don Binney's Katoomba Fatbird (1982), led the evening results bringing $304 850 against its $200 000 - $300 000 estimate. The sales total stands at just over $1 900 000, over double pre-sale expectations.

Some of the preliminary highlights included:

Lot 2. Robin White $9965
Lot 4. Gordon Walters $14 770
Lot 9. Guy Ngan $22 980
Lot 10. Guy Ngan $37 520
Lot 14. Toss Woollaston $178 805 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 16. Gretchen Albrecht $60 970
Lot 20. Allen Maddox $37 520
Lot 21. Pat Hanly $234 500 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 22. Don Binney $304 850
Lot 23. Don Binney $158 285
Lot 25. Michael Smither $146 560
Lot 26. Michael Hight $42 210 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 27. Robert Ellis $36 345 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 28. Karl Maughan $49 245 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 38. Ann Robinson $23 450
Lot 40. Michael Smither $4805 * A new record price for a print or multiple by the artist.
Lot 46. Pat Hanly $10 845 * A new record price for a print or multiple by the artist.
Lot 62. Sigurd Ressel $4320
Lot 68. Poul Kjaerholm $7200
Lot 75. Len Castle $8790
Lot 78. Len Castle Sulphurous Bowl $13 505 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 88. Len Castle Blossom Vase $6300
Lot 93. Nicholas Brandon $2520 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 97. Graeme Storm $1920
Lot 114. Len Castle $10 800
Lot 129. Len Castle $9360
Lot 141. Ray Rogers $5640 * A new record price for the artist.
Lot 161. Roy Cowan $10 800
Lot 162. Roy Cowan $12 605 * A new record price for the artist.

All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST.

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