Buying & Selling

Buying & Selling
Established in 2007, Art+Object has built a reputation as the country's leading art auction house with a consistent turnover in excess of $10 million per annum worth of sales, and a team of experts specialising in contemporary New Zealand art, objects, modern design, and rare books ready to assist you with your buying and selling requirements.

If you would like further information on buying and selling at Art+Object please contact us on +64 9 354 4646 or email

Auction catalogues promoting all items included in an upcoming auction are available to browse online and in print from approximately two weeks preceding an auction. Catalogues include images, descriptions, and price estimates of the lots in the auction.

All lots included in an upcoming auction are exhibited in our Newton gallery in the days prior to the auction, with viewing hours advertised in each catalogue. Specialists and staff are available during viewings to discuss the condition of artworks and answer auction enquiries. Our viewings and auctions are open to the public.

To bid in the saleroom on auction day buyers must register for a bidding number at reception, either during the viewing or on the day of the auction. To participate in an auction which you cannot attend, online bidding (available via our online bidding platform or via our app), absentee bidding (registering your maximum bid on a specific lot) and phone bidding (requesting a phone call to bid on a specific lot) are available. Some auctions may be offered as timed online-only auctions, for which only online bidding is available. Further details on bidding can be found in the relevant catalogue, printed or online.

The highest bidder will be the purchaser of the item, subject to the auctioneer accepting the winning bid and any vendor’s reserve having been reached. Bids will advance at sums announced by the auctioneer unless otherwise signaled by the auctioneer. All catalogue estimates and bids are in New Zealand Dollars.

Successful bids are subject to a buyer’s premium (specified in the catalogue) and GST (charged on the buyer’s premium) on the hammer price. Payment can be made by bank transfer or Eftpos. Credit card (Visa or Mastercard) is also accepted but incurs an additional 2.5% fee.

Collection of purchased items is available immediately following the auction. Out of town bidders are required to make arrangements for collection or shipping, and Art+Object can assist with freight if required.